Mimecast Web Security is a cloud-based service that delivers the advanced internet security software organizations to keep the web safe.
Business users rely on the internet more today more than ever, making internet security software a top priority for IT teams. In addition to email, web applications and websites are among the most likely vectors for cyberattacks. More than 90% of malware attacks rely on the web – and specifically, DNS – to successfully breach a company's defenses.
Yet organizations frequently lack robust security solutions to identify and stop these attacks, and many companies don't monitor DNS activity at all. Many internet security software solutions are too expensive, complex or resource-intensive to be managed easily, and legacy technologies have trouble keeping pace with a rapidly changing threat landscape.
Mimecast offers a cost-effective, easy-to-use internet security software solution in Mimecast Web Security. With web filtering technology at the DNS layer, Mimecast can protect against malicious web activity, block business-inappropriate websites and help mitigate the risk of shadow IT costs by uncontrolled use of cloud applications.
Mimecast Web Security is a 100% cloud-based service that delivers the advanced internet security software organizations need to keep the web safe. Mimecast uses the fabric of the Internet to block malicious web activity before it reaches an organization's network or users' devices, and it helps to enforce acceptable web use policies through 80+ web category filters.
With Mimecast internet security software, you can:
Mimecast internet security software adds security and monitoring at the DNS layer to protect against malware and malicious web activity that is initiated by a user's action. When a user clicks a link or types an address into the browser, the DNS request is forwarded to the Mimecast Web Security service for inspection and resolution. At that point, the website is scanned for malicious content, and any organizational policies for acceptable business use of Internet resources can be applied. If the site is determined to be safe, Mimecast's web protection software immediately allows access. And if the site is determined to be suspicious or malicious, Mimecast blocks access to the site and notifies the user with a message in the browser.
Mimecast's internet security system provides:
Internet/web security is the technology, practices and protocols that organizations rely on to protect websites and web applications from cyberattacks.
Along with email, the web is one of the most common vectors for cyberattacks. Protecting websites and applications with powerful internet security software can help organizations to avoid theft of data, identities and money as well as the loss of reputation, loss of productivity and other forms of havoc that attackers can wreak on an organization by accessing networks through the web.
Robust internet security solutions involve usually involve antivirus technology, multifactor authentication, firewalls and regular software patches. Many organizations today are also adopting solutions for web filtering at the DNS level, security awareness training for employees and email security defenses to stop email-borne threats that exploit web applications. The most effective internet security software solution is one like Mimecast's that provides all of these solutions on a single, unified, cloud-based platform.