The State of Email Security Report
Actionable steps to improve your organization’s email security and cyber resilience.
Improve your web security to prevent malicious cyber attacks and reduce costs with Mimecast Web Security.
Web security must be a critical priority for every organization. Along with email, the web is one of the top vectors for cyberattacks. The web and the use of DNS services specifically are part of 91% of all malware attacks, and email and web together are a key part for 99% of successful breaches.
While the importance of web security is undisputed, protecting against web security threats grows more challenging each day. From thwarting attacks to dealing with limits in skills and resources, IT security departments face serious challenges when trying to secure the web.
In the past, security teams have deployed a collection of on-premises solutions to manage email and web security. But increasingly organizations are turning to comprehensive email and web security solutions – via integrated, cloud-based technologies that simplify the task and reduce the cost of reducing risk. And because attackers often leverage email and web channels together, a seamless and scalable strategy for protecting both is essential.
Mimecast provides comprehensive, cloud-based security and compliance solutions that reduce the cost and complexity of email and web security. Mimecast Web Security adds monitoring and security at the DNS layer to protect against malicious web activity initiated by user action or by malware. Based on customer configured policies and Mimecast threat intelligence capabilities, Mimecast also ensures compliance with acceptable use policiesby blocking users from accessing out of scope- websites. Mimecast Web Security is closely integrated with Mimecast email security services, enabling organizations to protect the top two vectors for cyberattacks in a single, easy-to-manage solution.
Mimecast Web Security enables you to:
Mimecast Web Security offers a simple and efficient way to protect users and the organization. When a user makes a request in a browser for a web-based resource by clicking a link or typing an address, Mimecast immediately inspects the request to determine whether the site is safe. The resources are also evaluated against the organization's acceptable use controls and any bypass exceptions, and if the resource is unsafe or unacceptable, access is blocked and the user is notified. Mimecast immediately allows access to safe or acceptable web resources.
Mimecast Web Security provides world-class web security services that defend against cyberattacks on two vectors – email and web – to increase efficiency and simplicity for end-users and administrators. Mimecast Web Security also provides:
What is web security?
In general, web security refers to the protective measures and protocols that organizations adopt to protect the organization from, cyber criminals and threats that use the web channel. Web security is critical to business continuity and to protecting data, users and companies from risk.
What is Mimecast web security?
Mimecast Web security is a cloud-based solution that protects against malicious web activity that is initiated by user action or malware, and that blocks users from accessing inappropriate or malicious websites based on advanced threat intelligence and customer-configured policies.
What is a web security gateway?
A web security gateway protects organizations against online threats by monitoring and filtering Internet traffic in real time and blocking traffic deemed to be suspicious, malicious, or outside of policy. Mimecast Web Security functions as a web security gateway, enabling access to benign websites and blocking access to inappropriate sites.
What are web security threats?
Web security threats are vulnerabilities within websites and applications, or attacks launched by malicious actors. Web security threats are designed to breach an organizations security defenses, enabling hackers and cyber criminals to control systems, access data and steal valuable resources. Common web security threats include malware, ransomware, cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection, phishing, denial of service and many others.