December 12, 2018 – Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the availability of its latest quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), an aggregated report of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems.* This quarter’s assessment found that these email security systems are missing more than 25 percent of emails containing dangerous attachments in comparison to last quarter’s findings.
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The report also found 21,183,014 spam emails, 17,403 malware attachments, 42,350 impersonation attacks
“Mimecast has seen an increase in security efficacy versus legacy vendors along with detailed information on the proliferation of threats of all types. The ESRA provides deep insights for our customers on the types of attacks threatening their business,” says Lindsay Jack, security service director at Mimecast. “Attacks we are seeing include key executives being targeted with cloud storage services exploits, impersonation attacks targeting legal, finance and administrative assistance as well as social engineering attacks against the C-suite. Mimecast helps organizations understand how they compare with other organizations in their geography or industry vertical. Additionally, these reports provide insights
“Cybercriminals are constantly adapting their email-based attacks, looking for new ways to bypass security solutions that rely too heavily on reputation-based detection or file signature matches. This quarter we saw a particularly large jump in emails containing dangerous file types.,” said Matthew Gardiner, cybersecurity strategist at Mimecast. “Mimecast uses multiple layers and types of detection engines, combined with high-performance analytics, a diverse set of threat intelligence sources, and computer-aided human analysis to identify and stop unsafe emails from getting into our customers’ inboxes.”
Mimecast (NASDAQ: MIME) is a cloud cybersecurity and resilience provider for IT service organizations and thousands of customers worldwide. Well known for innovating security solutions that make email profoundly safer for business, Mimecast’s expanded suite enables a comprehensive cyber resilience strategy delivered via an integrated, easy to implement, cloud platform built on Mime|OS. www.mimecast.com
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