Phishing protection

Improve phishing protection with Mimecast.

Phishing Protection

Improve phishing protection with Mimecast.

It takes powerful phishing protection solutions to defend your organization against ever-evolving email phishing scams. In phishing attacks, hackers send email that appears to be from a trusted and legitimate source in order to dupe employees into revealing sensitive information like bank account numbers, passwords, Social Security numbers or credit card information. Spear phishing attacks go one step further by targeting individuals, using information gleaned from their web presence to pose as a trusted colleague or business in an email. In whale phishing attacks, also known as CEO or CFO fraud, attackers pose as high-level executives and trick employees into wiring money to a bogus account.

For many organizations, phishing protection involves educating users to spot the signs of a potentially fraudulent email.1With more than 90% of hacking attacks starting with some kind of phishing email, a stronger layer of phishing protection is clearly required to protect your organization and users from these devastating attacks.

1 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report

Phishing Protection

Mimecast solutions for superior phishing protection.

Mimecast provides leading phishing protection solution with Targeted Threat Protection. As part of Mimecast's all-in-one solution for email security, archiving and continuity, Targeted Threat Protection extension traditional Gateway security tostop phishing emails by defending against hackers' most successful techniques:

  • Social engineering. Mimecast provides phishing protection to prevent spear phishing, scanning all inbound email in real-time, searching for key indicators in the header, domain information and body content that suggest an email may be fraudulent. Suspicious messages can be blocked, bounced or tagged with a warning before being sent on to users.
  • Malicious URLs. Mimecast provides real-time scanning of the URLs in inbound email, preventing users from clicking on malicious links or visiting websites that may contain malware. All URLs in archived emails are scanned as well to prevent against delayed attacks.
  • Weaponized attachments. For phishing protection against attachments that may contain malware, Mimecast preemptively sandboxes attachments or converts them to a safe format before sending them on to employees.

In addition to phishing protection, Targeted Threat Protection provides protection against a wide range of threats including zero-day attacks and virus ransomware.

Phishing Protection

Benefits of Mimecast's phishing protection technology.

With Mimecast's phishing protection solution, you can:

  • Provide instant protection on and off the corporate network with no disruption for end-users.
  • Implement a solution quickly and easily with rapid service activation through Mimecast's cloud platform.

Learn more about phishing protection from Mimecast, and about solutions to address Office 365 phishing.