Email Spoofing

To help prevent email spoofing, Mimecast offers Targeted Threat Protection within a subscription service for email security, continuity & archiving.

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Protect your organization from email spoofing.

Email spoofing is a highly damaging and increasingly frequent form of cyber fraud. In a spoofing email attack, a cybercriminal sends an email with a "From:" address that appears to be from a source the recipient trusts: a colleague, a friend, an executive or a well-known vendor our company. The email will typically ask the recipient to perform an action that eventually gives attackers access to networks, systems or financial accounts. Email spoofing is usually used in phishing and spear-phishing attacks, and in an impersonation attack where an email may seem to be from a CEO or CFO who is asking the recipient to wire money to an account that turns out to be fraudulent.

Defending against email spoofing requires a multilayered approach to security. Users, often the weakest link, must be empowered with knowledge and best practices that can help them know how to spot phishing and email spoofing attacks. But because it's impossible for users to identify every email spoofing attempt every time, organizations need state-of-the-art defenses that can automatically recognize and warn users about suspicious email.

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Mimecast solutions to stop email spoofing.

For organizations seeking a solution to prevent email spoofing, Mimecast offers Targeted Threat Protection as part of an all-in-one subscription service for email security, continuity and archiving.

As a cloud-based offering, Mimecast solutions can be implemented quickly and easily without capital expense. And by automating security and providing administrators with easy-to-use tools for setting and enforcing email security policies, Mimecast reduces the complexity and the cost of protecting against email spoofing and other attacks.

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How Mimecast prevents email spoofing attacks.

To thwart email spoofing attempts, Mimecast provides a suite of security technologies that include:

  • URL Protect. Mimecast technology protects users from malicious URLs by scanning every destination website in real-time to identify sites which may be suspicious based on up-to-the-minute threat intelligence.
  • Attachment Protect. Mimecast scans every attachment, searching for malicious code. Suspicious files can be sandboxed or rewritten to a format that enables users to safely access it.
  • Impersonation Protect. Mimecast performs a deep scan on all inbound emails to search for header anomalies, domain similarity and specific keywords that may be signs of spoofing. Mimecast also provides DNS authentication using services like SPF, DKIM and DMARC to spot potentially fraudulent email.

When Mimecast identifies an email spoofing attempt, administrators have control over whether messages should be discarded, quarantined or sent on to users with a warning that the email may be suspicious.

Learn more about email spoofing solutions from Mimecast, and how Mimecast uses DMARC email security to spot suspicious email.

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