Rouse protects employees from spear-phishing with Mimecast cloud email security

IP firm upgrades defences against rising volume of sophisticated phishing attacks

London, UK – January 21, 2015 - Global IP firm Rouse has reinforced the security of its workforce by expanding its partnership with cloud services provider Mimecast to help protect against advanced phishing attacks.

Rouse provides the full range of intellectual property (IP) services and solutions from strategic consultancy through to IP management, enforcement and commercialisation from start-ups to some of the world's largest companies. Headquartered in the UK, the firm has 16 offices around the world including Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

All employees around the world are now protected with Mimecast’s Targeted Threat Protection. The service scans all URLs contained within emails even if they come from trusted sources before automatically preventing users clicking at risk links.

Matthew Blewett, group IT infrastructure manager at Rouse commented, “Within the last six months we’ve certainly seen an increase in the volume and sophistication of phishing attempts and there’s an on-going need to educate users about email security. Upgrading to Mimecast’s Targeted Threat Protection allows us to better protect our environment against these threats.”

Since 2008, Rouse employees have also benefitted from Mimecast Unified Email Management for email security, continuity and archiving services.

“Email is one of our most critical business applications and we also rely on Mimecast for high-availability services to mitigate the risk of potential downtime. We are able to keep inbox sizes low yet allow our lawyers to quickly search their archives for important information,” added Blewett.

Orlando Scott-Cowley, director of technology marketing at Mimecast, added: “Keeping mobile devices and laptops up-to-date with the latest security updates can be extremely challenging in a highly-dispersed global workforce. By focusing on the hyperlink instead of the email message, we’re able to protect employees from directly accessing potentially malicious webpages in real-time, regardless of the device or operating system that they’re using.”

About Targeted Threat Protection
Security scanning or gateway services have made it harder for traditional spam or phishing attacks to penetrate enterprise email systems. Determined attackers are increasingly using a combination of sophisticated social-engineering and targeted or spear-phishing emails to breach their targets.

Standard email security gateways are not designed to detect these new attacks or protect their users from this very dynamic threat vector. Highly targeted attacks are designed to foil even the most sophisticated defences.

Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection is an advanced email security technology that protects users against spear-phishing and targeted attacks in email, extending Mimecast’s existing Secure Email Gateway anti-spam and anti-virus services.

Learn more by watching the Targeted Threat Protection video.

About Mimecast 
Mimecast is a leader in enterprise cloud services for the protection and management of email and corporate data. The company's cloud email security, continuity and archiving services are built on Mimecast's world-leading secure cloud platform and optimized for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365.

  • Mimecast Email Security protects against inbound and outbound email-borne threats like spear-phishing, advanced persistent threats and infrastructure attacks, deliberate and accidental data leaks
  • Mimecast’s Email Continuity service ensures employees can continue using their email during planned or unplanned email outages
  • Mimecast Cloud Archive unifies email, file and Instant Messaging data to give end-users fast access to their personal archive via PC, Mac and mobile apps

Founded in 2003, the company has over 10,000 customers, and over 3 million users worldwide. Mimecast has offices in Europe, North America, Africa and Australia.
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