Pharmacy Network Services turns back spear-phishing threats with Mimecast Email Security

    Targeted Threat Protection enhances healthcare organization’s ability to defend its business from email attacks and to stay HIPAA compliant

    Watertown, MA Pharmacy Network Services is keeping email threats like spear-phishing at bay with the comprehensive protection offered in Mimecast’s cloud-based Unified Email Management suite. With Mimecast Email Security and its Targeted Threat Protection technology, the healthcare organization better manages spam and viruses, and protects its employees and patients from targeted attacks.

    “It was clear to me that Mimecast follows the market and comes up with new techniques for fighting increasingly advanced threats. Our organization quickly saw the benefits of having Targeted Threat Protection in place,” said Dave Trent, CIO, Pharmacy Network Services. “Shortly after implementation, the technology enabled us to detect spear-phishing messages coming from a customer. It blocked the links in those emails, so that our business wouldn’t fall victim to the attack – it also allowed us to immediately notify the customer that its system had been compromised.”

    “Email attacks like spear-phishing happen all the time, but the healthcare vertical is an especially attractive target, because of the high value of patient information,” said Bekim Protopapa, General Manager, North America, Mimecast. “Without Targeted Threat Protection having successfully thwarted this attack, under HIPAA, Pharmacy Network Services may have faced fines and potentially weakened its reputation, had it been successful. With a proven email management system in place, Pharmacy Network Services – and its customers – should have secure email communications for years to come.”

     

    About Mimecast

    Mimecast makes business email and data safer for more than 13,000 customers and millions of employees worldwide. Founded in 2003, the Company’s cloud-based security, archiving and continuity services protect email, and deliver comprehensive email risk management in a single, fully-integrated subscription service. Mimecast reduces email risk and the complexity and cost of managing the array of point solutions traditionally used to protect email and its data. For customers that have migrated to cloud services like Microsoft Office 365, Mimecast mitigates single vendor exposure by strengthening security coverage, combating downtime and improving archiving. 

    Mimecast Email Security protects against malware, spam, advanced phishing and other emerging attacks, while preventing data leaks. Mimecast Mailbox Continuity enables employees to continue using email during planned and unplanned outages. Mimecast Information Archiving unifies email, file and Instant Messaging data to support e-discovery and give employees fast access to their personal archive via PC, Mac and mobile apps.

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