Attachment Protect

The Challenge

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 which contain attached files must be inspected for malware.  But malware can take many forms and can run the gambit from broadly distributed, commodity malware at one end of the threat spectrum, to highly targeted, even custom-built varieties that are created and targeted at even just a single organization. If your organizations’ email security system doesn’t use a combination of malware detection techniques: you are exposed.

Mimecast Solution

The Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection - Attachment Protect service provides multiple layers of defense against potentially malicious email attachments, balancing speed of delivery with detection efficacy. The service applies its malware detection after the file has passed multiple anti-virus inspections. Unlike other solutions, Mimecast applies deep inspection analytics on files. Its capabilities include:

  • 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.
  • 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 passed, blocked, or passed on to the Sandbox for further analysis. This accelerates analysis and improves efficacy.
  • Sandboxing –  Unlike other solutions, Mimecast uses sandboxing at the final stage of analysis using full system emulation and virtualization.

Attachment Protect

Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection – Attachment Protect is an advanced email security technology that protects employees against targeted zero-hour attacks in email that use weaponized attachments to evade traditional security measures. Learn more with this downloadable datasheet.

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Attachment Protect

Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection – Attachment Protect provides layered defense against malicious email attachments delivering next generation attachment sandboxing for advanced protection from spear-phishing and other targeted email attacks.


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