Mimecast Web security software lends a solution for monitoring the DNS layer for malware and to block business-inappropriate websites.
Along with email, the web is one of the most highly used business tools – and the source of nearly all security incidences and breaches. In fact, 91% of malware uses the web, and DNS specifically, to successfully execute attacks. Yet many organizations lack the technology to fully monitor DNS activity, making the challenge of securing the web even more difficult. With one of every 13 web requests leading to malware, it's important that organizations have a proven approach for securing their web gateways.
Mimecast Web security software provides a solution for monitoring the DNS layer to protect against malicious web activity, whether it's initiated by a user action or by malware, and for blocking employee access to websites that may be deemed inappropriate for business use based on policy.
Mimecast Web Security is a 100% cloud-based business internet security service that provides the tools organizations need for web application security and web service security while reducing cost and complexity. Mimecast Web security software adds security and monitoring at the DNS layer and uses a dynamic proxy that applies anti-virus, SSL inspection, URL categorization and static file analysis to inspect content and file downloads from suspicious sites.
Mimecast Web Security can also enforce acceptable web use policies to block access to websites that are not suitable for work purposes, helping to keep employees productive while using the Internet.
When a user requests access to an Internet resource by clicking a link or typing an address into a browser, the DNS request is sent to Mimecast for inspection and resolution. Mimecast's web security software scans the website for potentially malicious content while applying acceptable use policies, permitting access to safe and acceptable sites while blocking access to suspicious sites and sites deemed inappropriate for business use. When a site is blocked, the user receives a notification in their browser.
Delivered as a SaaS-based service, Mimecast's web security software is fast to set up and simple to manage, with most implementations taking less than 60 minutes.
With Mimecast Web security software, you can:
Mimecast Web Security can integrate easily with Mimecast Email Security and other Mimecast solution such as online brand protection and security awareness training to provide a complete platform for cybersecurity.
Mimecast Application Visibility and Control – part of Mimecast Web Security – provides a clear view of uncontrolled cloud app usage in your environment, a common blind spot for IT teams. With Mimecast, you can identify and monitor which apps are being used by your employees and approve or block access with granular controls. Mimecast's internet security system helps to mitigate the hazards of shadow IT, increasing data security and mitigating legal and compliance risks.
To overcome shadow IT challenges, Mimecast Web Security enables you to:
Web security software is designed to protect an organization from attacks that cyber criminals launch against web applications, browsers, operating systems and networks. Web security software helps to detect, prevent and respond to attacks when they occur.
Web security software must be able to recognize and neutralize a wide variety of threats. Common web security software includes antivirus, anti-malware and anti-spyware software as well as solutions for multifactor authentication and access control. Web filtering software that monitors activity at the DNS layer is essential for quickly identifying attacks that use DNS to successfully launch malware.
There is a myriad of web security software solutions on the market today. The most effective solutions combine a variety of defenses for a multilayered approach to web security. Mimecast offers a platform that combines web security software with technologies for email security and security awareness training to effectively protect an organization against a rapidly evolving threat landscape.