Data leakage prevention

Improve data leakage prevention with Mimecast.

Improve data leakage prevention with Mimecast.

As organizations and employees increasingly share sensitive information via email, data leakage prevention (DLP) must be a top priority.

Email has become primary way to share information with colleagues, vendors, partners and customers. From new product ideas and customer data to future business plans and financials, business email frequently contains data that can cause significant damage to the organization if leaked.

Effective data leakage prevention requires easy-to-use data leak prevention tools that make it easy to spot inadvertent and malicious leaks while not stifling productivity with unnecessary restrictions on communication. When seeking a data leakage prevention solution, organizations worldwide are turning to Mimecast email services for data leakage protection.

Mimecast solutions for data leakage prevention.

Mimecast provides an all-in-one email solution for security, archiving and continuity. Built on a highly resilient cloud platform, Mimecast's fully integrated subscription service is designed to reduce the cost and complexity of email management.

Mimecast Content Control and Data Leak Prevention provides a comprehensive and easy-to-use solution for identifying and blocking potential leaks. Seamlessly integrating with Microsoft Exchange, Mimecast's data leakage prevention solution guards against both honest mistakes and malicious actions to safeguard data and educate users about email DLPpolicies and best practices.

Mimecast's data leakage prevention technology scans all email communications (including file attachments) to search for potential leaks using keywords, file hashes, pattern matching and dictionaries. Email that triggers a data leak prevention policy may be blocked, quarantined for review or sent to the recipient via secure channels.

Because data may be leaked in any part of an email message, Mimecast scans body text, headers, HTML, subject lines and attachments to look for specific content, text patterns and inappropriate images. Mimecast can even remove hidden metadata from Microsoft Word documents to help eliminate unintentional leaks.

Benefits of Mimecast's data leakage prevention technology.

With Mimecast's data leakage prevention solution, you can:

  • Protect against loss of sensitive information and business reputation by preventing unwanted leaks.
  • Support legal and regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Provide users with automatic notices when their email communication violates DLP policies, helping to instruct users about best practices and policies.
  • Enforce DLP policies across the organization — even during email server outages.
  • Implement a highly effective cloud solution for data leakage prevention with zero capital outlay.

Learn more about data leakage prevention with Mimecast, and about Mimecast solutions prevent Snowshoe spam and tosecurely send large files.