Phishing attack

Prevent a phishing attack with advanced email threat protection.

Prevent a phishing attack with advanced email threat protection.

An alarming 91% of hacking attempts today begin with some kind of phishing attack1Phishing, spear-phishing attacks and whaling attacks are an attempt to gain access to confidential data by using email and social-engineering to dupe recipients into opening an attachment, clicking on a link, divulging confidential information or even wiring money to a fraudulent account. A phishing attack is often successful because it appears to come from a known or trusted source, often impersonating a C-level executive.

A phishing or spear phishing email attack can be remarkably difficult to identify. Even when employees are trained how to spot a possible phishing attack or CEO Fraud, 23% of phishing emails are still open2. With the potential for phishing scams to cause disruption to business operations, damage to reputation and loss of business costing millions of dollars, organizations urgently need a sophisticated solution for preventing a phishing attack.

1"How to Bridge the Email Security Language Gap Between IT and the C-Suite" – Mimecast blog post by Orlando Scott-Cowley, 10/2015

2”Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report”. Verizon Enterprise Solutions, April 2015

Stopping a phishing attack with Mimecast.

Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection provides a highly effective solution for preventing a phishing attack. Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection defends against malicious links in email, weaponized attachments and social-engineering attacks to protect users and organizations from the dangers of advanced threats.

Mimecast improves phishing email and spear security by scanning all inbound emails in real-time, providing three levels of protection:

  • URL Protect scans all URLs within incoming and archived emails, identifying websites that are potential risks before opening a clicked link in the user’s browser.
  • Attachment Protect opens attachments in a virtual environment or sandbox that is isolated from the corporate email system, and enables employees to access it only once it passes security checks.
  • Impersonation Protect scans incoming email to identify potential malware-less attacks that use social-engineering to spoof employees into making fraudulent wire transfers.

Benefits of Mimecast’s solution for a phishing attack.

With Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection, organizations can:

  • Prevent a phishing attack, spear phishing attack or whale phishing threat without the need for additional infrastructure or IT overhead.
  • Add instant protection for all devices with no disruption to end-users.
  • Activate the service quickly through Mimecast’s cloud platform.
  • Improve insight with end-to-end, real-time threat analysis and granular reporting.

Learn more about stopping a phishing attack or CEO Fraud and about Mimecast’s solution for spam email protection and ransomware detection.