Protect from ransomware

Protect from ransomware with Mimecast

It takes superior technology to protect from ransomware.

As ransomware viruses like Cryptolocker become more prevalent and sophisticated, organizations everywhere are looking for more effective ways to protect from ransomware.

A ransomware virus usually starts with an email – an unsuspecting user clicks the wrong link or opens a malicious attachment and the virus is launched. The attackers take control of systems or data and hold it hostage by blocking access or encrypting it. Organizations can only regain access after paying a ransom.

To protect from ransomware, you need a powerful security solution for email that prevents users from clicking suspicious links or opening weaponized attachments. But because your anti ransomware technology may not be successful 100% of the time, you also need superior backup, archiving and recovery technology that can negate the impact of a ransomware attack by delivering continuous access to your information assets. That's where Mimecast can help.

Protect from ransomware with Mimecast.

Mimecast helps you protect from ransomware with a cloud-based solution for email security, archiving and continuity. Mimecast's SaaS-based subscription service helps to minimize the cost and complexity of managing business email while also delivering the tools to let you effectively protect from ransomware.

Mimecast's technology to prevent ransomware uses sophisticated detection engines and advanced threat intelligence to protect your users, data and organization from ever-evolving ransomware attacks and other advanced threats. Mimecast email security also provides defenses against spam, malware and data leaks, and offers easy-to-use tools for securely sending messages and large files.

How Mimecast solutions help protect from ransomware.

Mimecast provides a multi-layered approach to protect from ransomware. Mimecast services include:

  • Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection – a suite of services that includes technology to block user access to malicious URLs and weaponized attachments. Mimecast scans all inbound and archived email on every click, rewriting URLs and scanning the destination website in real time to block access to suspicious websites and to avoid ransomware attacks. Mimecast also sandboxes suspicious attachments, or transcribes content and attachments to a safe format so users can access it immediately.
  • Mimecast Enterprise Information Archiving – Mimecast's multipurpose archive provides continuous data protection for email to protect from ransomware by mitigating its impact on the business. In the event of a successful ransomware attack, administrators can access data from any point before the virus was launched to provide users with continuous access to the information they need.
  • Mimecast Mailbox Continuity – Mimecast also enables continuous access to email and attachments during an attack. When primary email servers go down due to a ransomware virus, a hardware failure or natural disaster, Mimecast allows users to continue working with email with no disruption to the business.

Learn more about Cryptolocker prevention and about how to protect from ransomware with Mimecast solutions.