Impersonation Protect

The Challenge

Not all email-borne attacks use malicious URLs or attachments. Business email compromise or impersonation attacks often use social engineering and are designed to trick key users such as finance, executive assistants, and HR into making wire transfers or providing other monetizable information to cybercriminals.

They do this by pretending to be the CEO, CFO, or other important people in the organization and can even impersonate your trusted partners or other well-known internet brands. Some also target departments responsible for sensitive employee data, such as payroll, which can be used for identity theft. Detecting and blocking these types of attacks requires deep inspection of the content of an email without impacting delivery speed.

Mimecast Solution

The Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection - Impersonation Protect was first to market and provides instant and comprehensive protection against malware-less email attacks seeking to impersonate trusted senders. Its capabilities include:

  • Real-time scanning of all inbound emails to detect header anomalies, domain similarity, recency of the sending domain, sender spoofing, and suspect email body content.
  • External domain similarity protection to prevent attackers from exploiting trusted third-party relationships and well-known internet brands.
  • Inspection across various character sets to detect domain similarities.
  • Administrator control over handling of emails; discard the message, quarantine it, or warn the receiver that the email is suspicious.
  • A Targeted Threat Dictionary managed by Mimecast where custom terms can be added.
  • Centralized policy management makes it easy for administrators to manage, report and discover early detection of attack campaigns.

Impersonation Protect

Impersonation Protect is an advanced email security technology that protects employees against targeted social engineering attacks in email, often called whaling or CEO Fraud. Learn more in this downloadable datasheet.

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Impersonation Protect

Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection – Impersonation Protect provides comprehensive real-time protection against malware-less social engineering attacks in email, including CEO fraud, business email compromise and W2-fraud.

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