Improve email cloud security with Mimecast
As organizations seek to protect email from an ever-evolving threat landscape, cloud security providers like Mimecast can help to defend email data, users and the business more effectively.
Choosing cloud email protection offers concrete benefits over traditional security defenses. For example, cloud security providers offering SaaS-based services enable companies to quickly rollout security measures to all users, without needing capital investment in hardware or software and with no longer lead times for provisioning and installation.
Email cloud security providers like Mimecast can also deliver solutions that are informed by more accurate threat intelligence. Because Mimecast manages email cloud security for tens of thousands of clients worldwide, our team of analysts and security researchers can monitor billions of emails each month to watch how new threats evolve and to develop highly effective threat response solutions. And because cloud security services enable updates to be deployed far more rapidly than traditional software models, Mimecast solutions can quickly integrate up-to-the-minute intelligence to block emerging threats.
Mimecast's all-in-one cloud security services
As a cloud security provider for email, Mimecast offers a suite of solutions for email security, continuity and archiving that help to make email safer for business. Mimecast's all-in-one approach enables administrators to dramatically reduce the complexity of email management while significantly reducing costs as well.
Email cloud security services from Mimecast include:
- A Secure Email Gateway with virus protection that combines the latest threat intelligence and sophisticated, multilayered detection engines to protect email and employees from a wide variety of threats.
- Targeted Threat Protection that includes URL protection, attachment protection, impersonation protection and insider threat protection to combat attacks like CEO fraud phishing, ransomware and business email compromise.
- Information Protection that enables users to send sensitive information securely, to transmit large files up to 2 GB easily, and to prevent inadvertent and malicious data leaks.
Cloud security protection against advanced threats
Not all email threats rely on malicious URLs or attachments. More recent threats like impersonation attacks use social engineering techniques to dupe users into providing sensitive information and credentials or to unwittingly wire money to fraudulent accounts.
To combat these attacks, Mimecast's cloud security measures include:
- Real-time scanning of inbound email to detect header anomalies, domain similarity, recency of sending domain and other signs of impersonation fraud.
- DNS authentication using SPF, DKIM and DMARC email security standards.
- Inspection across various character sets to identify domain similarities.
- Targeted Thread Dictionaries managed by Mimecast.
- External domain similarity protection to identify attackers who may be exploiting trusted third-party relationships or well-known brands.
Learn more about the benefits of email cloud security with Mimecast.
Cloud security FAQs
What is cloud security?
Cloud security is the method of protecting digitally stored data from malware and cyber attackers. Think of all the ways a vault needs to be secured--there are doors, locks, passcodes, and guards that protect physical assets--cloud security is what protects virtual assets using the same principles.
You want to make sure your data can be stored and retrieved by your organization as needed, you want to make sure you're actively monitoring the storage area for any potential threats or suspicious activity, and ideally, you want the mere presence of security to deter criminals from even trying to infiltrate your organization.
Why is cloud security important?
Cybercrime is on the rise, with ransomware affiliates organizing to improve their malicious software to better exploit organizations of all sizes. The threat is so prominent that some regulatory agencies will penalize those who do not take the necessary steps to protect themselves in the event of a successful breach.
Fines aside, cloud security is key to helping you protect one of your organization's most important assets: data.
How does cloud security work?
Cloud security essentially acts as a virtual gatekeeper that automatically denies access to unauthorized users, automatically detects, and isolates potential malware, and automatically archives legitimate data to be protected and stored safely.
What are some major cloud cyber security threats?
Some of the biggest cloud security threats can all be best handled by a SaaS-based cloud security service:
Misconfiguration: cloud security is not always simple to set up, especially when your IT department is juggling multiple priorities. Outsourcing cloud security services to a tried-and-true service provider like Mimecast can make implementing cyber security seamlessly.
Ransomware: cybercrime is becoming more and more sophisticated, and it’s good to partner with industry leaders who can stay ahead of the latest trends in ransomware developments and phishing attacks.
Data Breaches: one of cloud security’s essential purposes is to protect data, and cyber criminals will look for any potential weaknesses to exploit. It’s important to make sure your cloud security is effective and also adherent to regulatory agencies that govern your industry.