The State of Email Security Report
Actionable steps to improve your organization’s email security and cyber resilience.
Mimecast's Targeted Threat Protection - Attachment Protect provides comprehensive protection against both known and unknown threats through a multi-layered approach leveraging static file analysis, safe-file conversion and behavorial sandboxing for advanced protection from email-borne malware.
With over half of all data breaches containing malware and 66% installed via malicious email attachments*, the delivery of malware via email remains one of attackers’ favored techniques. Emails that contain attached files must be inspected for malware.
However, malware can take many forms and can run the gamut from broadly-distributed, commodity malware at one end of the threat spectrum, to highly targeted, custom-built varieties targeted at a single organization. If your organization’s email security system doesn’t use a sophisticated set of malware detection techniques, you are exposed.
Unlike other solutions, Mimecast applies multiple inspection analytics on files. Its capabilities include:
Multiple Anti-Virus Engines - Instead of relying on a single source, Mimecast leverages both proprietary as well as several commercially licensed engines for broader malware signature detection
Static File Analysis – The file itself is evaluated for packing, abnormal code, embedded suspicious objects, and many other factors, without executing it, to determine if it shows traits consistent with malware. The file can either be delivered, blocked, or passed on to the Sandbox for further analysis. This accelerates analysis and improves efficacy.
Safe File Conversion – The ability to convert Office and PDF files to a safe file format for immediate delivery to employees. Employees can then request the original file and thus have it scanned on-demand before delivery. This saves time, frustration and money.
Sandboxing – Unlike other solutions, Mimecast uses behavioural sandboxing at the final stage of analysis using full system emulation and virtualization.
Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection – Attachment Protect provides a layered defense against malicious email attachments by combining static file analysis, instant safe file previewing, and next generation attachment sandboxing for advanced protection from spear-phishing and other targeted email attacks.