The best cyber defense: a plan for cyber resilience
At a time when cyber security threats are more dangerous and sophisticated than ever, the best cyber defense may be a strategy for cyber resilience.
Cyber defense has traditionally involved solutions to prevent attacks such as viruses, spam and malware. But with advanced threats like ransomware, impersonation fraud and spear-phishing, many organizations are finding their cyber defense strategies are not sufficient to stop every attack, every time. While a strong cyber security strategy must always include plans for cyber defense, many cyber security management experts are now equally focused on ensuring business continuity when adverse events occur.
Whether it's a breach of cyber defense, a failure of IT hardware, a natural disaster or human error, a downtime event is bound to happen sooner or later. Savvy organizations are planning for ways to ensure the business can continue during and after the event.
Since more than 90% of threats to corporate cyber security begin with an email-related attack, every strategy for cyber resilience must include plans for email security, replication and continuity. That's where Mimecast provides best-of-breed solutions.
Cyber defense and resilience solutions from Mimecast
Mimecast offers cloud-based solutions available through a fully integrated subscription service that can augment cyber defense strategies by enabling cyber resilience. With Mimecast, email is always available, replicated and safe – users will have access to data and can communicate internally and externally during an outage.
Mimecast provides a comprehensive suite of SaaS-based services that combined to provide a strong cyber defense and remarkably effective cyber resilience. Mimecast's services include:
- Advanced cyber security products with leading-edge threat detection that can defend against ransomware, impersonation, spear-phishing and other advanced persistent threats, as well as data leaks, malware, spam and viruses.
- Continuity services that ensure access to email during outages – employees can continue to use tools like Microsoft Outlook or their smart phones to access email without disruption when primary email servers are down.
- Multipurpose archiving tools for email data as well as files and IM conversations, ensuring that data is resilient, available and replicated in the cloud.
- End-user training services that enable employees to identify, avoid and react to threats more effectively.
Advantages of Mimecast's cyber defense services
Mimecast's services for cyber resilience and cyber defense offer significant advantages. As a cloud-based solution, Mimecast can be implemented immediately, enabling IT administrators to ramp up quickly and show value on day one. With no hardware to purchase and no software to install or maintain, Mimecast enables organizations to avoid capital expense. And by enabling users to access mail continuously and administrators to manage e-discovery and compliance more efficiently, Mimecast helps to significantly reduce the cost and complexity of email risk management for greater cyber resilience.
Learn more about managing cyber resilience and cyber defense with Mimecast.