Secure Your Email

    Email Security Is Cybersecurity

    Overview

    Best-in-class email security that works

    • Protect against all email attacks with one state-of-the-art, cloud-based gateway
    • Security awareness training that really reduces human error
    • Proactively block and remove attackers’ infrastructure — beyond the organization’s perimeter
    Challenges & Solutions
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    Get email security solutions that are smarter, easier, faster and more proactive

    Email is the open door through which nearly all vital business communication flows — and the threat vector through which virtually all cyberattacks begin. Email security must protect organizations against all the email attacks criminals have honed — from phishing, spam and malware to ransomware and brand impersonation.

    Pervasive email security services that protect employees and assets at and beyond the email perimeter and in all cloud services are a must, especially including the largest services — like Microsoft's — because they're the biggest targets. Consider Mimecast's best-in-class email security: state-of-the-art Targeted Threat Protection, awareness training that makes human nature work for you, proactive safeguards for your brand and supply chain and an unmatched portfolio of open APIs and pre-built integrations for sharing threat intelligence.

    Mimecast email protection services with Security Awareness Training

    Over 90% of security breaches couldn’t happen without human error in reaction to an email. Now you can help employees make far fewer risky mistakes. Here’s how: complement Mimecast email protection services with security awareness training designed to educate by entertaining, motivating — and becoming absolutely unforgettable.

    Mimecast has reinvented email security awareness training as Hollywood-quality mini-sitcoms that capture the strange realities of the modern workplace, indelibly demonstrating why people should need and want to get security right. Mimecast training covers every email attack, from ransomware to spear-phishing. Behind the memorable laughs stands real science about human learning, reinforcement, and retention – and a dashboard full of actionable data for tracking progress and targeting interventions.

    Now, from the same dashboard, you can even deploy anti-phish tests based on attacks you’ve just encountered — in minutes, with 100% safety. To fully protect your email, you need vigilance from people as well as infrastructure — and this is how you get it.

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    An all-in-one suite of email security services

    Mimecast’s Secure Email Gateway service can safeguard organizations against all forms of email compromise, including zero-day attacks. This one service comprises multiple Mimecast and third-party detection engines, continually updated threat intelligence from outside and inside your organization, and state-of-the-art machine learning. The result: better prevention, faster remediation and greater resilience.

    Mimecast’s advanced Targeted Threat Protection technologies protect against ransomware, phishing, spear-phishing, malware and more. URL Protect blocks malicious URLs with every click, from any device. Attachment Protect layers on safeguards against dangerous attachments – including advanced static file analysis, MS Office and PDF safe file conversion, and our powerful behavioral sandboxing.

    There’s more. Best-in-class content control and data leak prevention. Secure messaging to make outbound email encryption easy. Business-class large file sharing, so your people needn’t resort to shadow IT services. Best of all, everything’s easy to deploy and manage, with granular policies you can tune to precise requirements.

    Ensure email security by protecting against outside threats

    Don’t just react fast to email attacks: identify, block and remove criminals’ email and web domains and infrastructure before they attack your employees, partners or customers.

    Mimecast’s DMARC Analyzer makes it easier to stop email impersonation based on domain spoofing and deter fraudulent attacks that steal your good name. Mimecast’s Brand Exploit Protect combines advanced machine learning and targeted scans to identify potential phishing attacks sooner, block compromised assets before they become live attacks and take down active attacks to quickly minimize damage. Far beyond your perimeter, your email connections are protected. So is your supply chain — and your reputation.

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    FAQs

    Email security FAQs

    What is email security?

    Email is cybercriminals’ method of choice for entering business networks and stealing from them; email is also most organizations’ primary means of communications. Thus, email security safeguards employee communication and reduces risk with targeted threat protection, data leak prevention, and enforced email security controls. Multiple layers of email security protection are required to stop known and emerging email-borne threats before they reach your organization’s environment.

    How secure is email?

    Email is only as secure as organizations make it. Any IT department can spin up an email server, assign email addresses, and then let things run unchecked for users until there is a problem. Realistically, however, in today’s world of ever-increasing cyberattacks, securing email must be a top priority for every organization. Most cyberattacks arrive via email. This means that not only does the IT department need to be on guard, but every single user in the organization must be trained to look out for the threats that will arrive via their inbox. With the right set of integrated security tools and the right training, organizations can stop most email-based attacks before they ever launch. Email security takes time and takes effort, but it is not an impossibility with the right set of integrated tools and security awareness training.

    Why is email security important?

    Organizations are seeing a massive rise in cyberattacks. Legitimate business emails can contain the sensitive information cybercriminals need in order to access and exploit critical business systems. Phishing emails can give cybercriminals instant access to an organization’s entire network in just one click. Even with proper email security training, data breaches can still occur. Organizations need cloud-based email solutions that offer encryption, targeted threat protection, data leak prevention, and enforced email security controls.

    What are email security best practices?

    Organizations that need to strengthen their email security should start by taking the risks posed by cybercriminals very seriously. Organizations of all sizes across the world are being targeted daily by email-based attacks. These organizations need to start by building cyberthreat awareness across their entire organization, not just in their IT department. Much of this can be accomplished through cyber awareness training programs. Organizations also need to do the research necessary to truly understand the specific threats they are facing, including conducting a complete audit of their current security tools. Once the organization understands where they stand, they need to move forward with implementing security policies, enabling encryption at every endpoint, using threat intelligence to stay secure, and continually testing their ability to stop and recover from various types of cyberattacks. Organizations also need to govern user behavior for tools, devices, and repositories, as well as tighten password policies and account access. Lastly, organizations need to look toward the latest advancements in technology, such as tools that use AI to recognize and share cyberattack information across their entire integrated security stack.

    What should organizations look for when evaluating email security companies?

    Organizations need an email security solution that stops malware, spam, and advanced threats using targeted threat protection, data leak prevention, and enforced email security controls. While team members should always be trained in proper email security, solutions need to be automated, cloud-based, and offer encryption. Email security solutions should work in the background and not impede user productivity. When evaluating email security companies, organizations need to find an email security partner with the right tools to prevent, detect, and respond quickly to phishing attacks and other email-based threats.
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