Phishing mail

Combat the threat of phishing mail Mimecast

Phishing mail attacks are a growing threat.

Phishing mail attacks and spear-phishing threats have become a mainstay in the arsenal of cyber criminals. The reason: so many users are easily tricked by a phishing mail message into divulging credentials, personal data and financial information that hackers can use to commit identity theft.

Successfully preventing a phishing mail attack requires two things: greater phishing awareness among users about the dangers of phishing email scams and how to detect them, and powerful email security technology that provides automatic defenses against phishing mail attacks. That combination of security solutions is exactly what you get with Mimecast.

Combat the threat of phishing mail Mimecast.

Mimecast offers cloud-based solutions for email security, archiving and continuity in an all-in-one subscription service. With Mimecast, you can easily reduce the cost and complexity of managing business email while increasing security and availability.

Mimecast SaaS-based security services provide always on, always up-to-date protection that avoid the expense of traditional security gateways. Mimecast's services stop viruses, malware, spam and data leaks as well as advanced threats like cyber phishing. Mimecast also provides end-user empowerment services and tools that help employees better recognize the signs of phishing mail and that enlist them as front-line defenders to prevent phishing attacks and impersonation fraud.

How Mimecast stops a phishing mail attack.

Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection is a suite of services that defends email against advanced threats like phishing mail, a spear-phishing virus, CEO fraud and whaling. Components of this advanced security solutions include:

  • URL Protect. To protect against a phishing mail attack, Mimecast rewrites all links in inbound emails and scans the destination website in real-time to check its security and validity. If a site seems suspicious based on Mimecast's threat intelligence and global allow/block lists, the user will be prevented from visiting the requested site.
  • Attachment Protect. This service defends against malicious attachments by preemptively sandboxing suspicious attachments or rewriting them to a safe format before delivering them to users.
  • Impersonation Protect. Mimecast also combats malware-less attacks that use social engineering to impersonate trusted individuals. These attacks are designed to trick users into making wire transfers, processing financial transactions or releasing payroll information that could be used for identity theft. To block these attacks, Mimecast scans each incoming email for signs of an impersonation attack, and either quarantines suspicious email or notifies end-users that the email may be illegitimate.

Learn more about stopping a phishing mail attack with Mimecast.