Targeted attacks

Targeted attacks can cost your company millions.

Targeted Attacks: How They Cost Your Company Millions

Targeted attacks are the latest and among the most dangerous threats to IT security. Rather than indiscriminately targeting companies with viruses and spam, attackers use targeted email attacks to infiltrate a company’s network – and to great success. The headlines on the evening news frequently detail the latest phishing, spear-phishing, zero day attack or advanced persistent threat that has cost a Fortune 500 company millions in fines, legal costs and lost business.

Stopping targeted attacks requires a sophisticated approach to email security that integrates multiple layers of defense with up-to-the-minute threat intelligence. When choosing technology to combat targeted attacks, more organizations worldwide today turn to Mimecast.

Prevent Targeted Attacks

Mimecast’s email security services enable organizations to easily implement targeted attack protection. As a cloud-based service, Mimecast can be deployed quickly and requires no capital investments.

The Mimecast Secure Email Gateway provides comprehensive, multi-layered email threat protection, using sophisticated detection engines and threat intelligence to stop known risks and targeted attacks before they reach the network. Mimecast provides 100% anti-malware protection and 99% anti-spam protection, and deliver a 100% email availability SLA.

Security policies can be set, monitored and fine-tuned from a central console, enabling administrators to set global policies quickly and consistently and make changes in real-time.

How to Stop Targeted Attacks with Mimecast

To combat targeted attacks, Mimecast offers Targeted Threat Protection with advanced persistent threat detection and real-time defense against advanced threats.

Targeted Threat Protection defends against the three most common techniques in targeted attacks used by attackers to breach corporate defenses.

Targeted Threat Protection – Impersonation Protect prevents attackers from using social-engineering techniques to impersonate a trusted source and convince an employee to share credentials, divulge information or, in the worst case scenario, transfer money to a fraudulent account. Mimecast scans the headers, domain names and body text in all inbound email for any potential social-engineering attempts or financial fraud. Suspicious emails can be blocked, quarantined or tagged with a warning.

Targeted Threat Protection – URL Protect eliminates the threat of malicious URLs that attackers use to install malware on a network. Whenever a user clicks on a link on an inbound or archived email, Mimecast scans the URL and prevents the target from loading until the link has been approved as safe.

Targeted Threat Protection – Attachment Protect stops employees from opening weaponized attachments that contain malware. Mimecast preemptively sandboxes all attachments and allows access only after the attachment has been cleaned or is deemed to be safe.

Learn more about preventing targeted attacks with Mimecast.