Mimecast safeguards employee communication and reduces risk with targeted threat protection, data leak prevention, and enforced email security controls. Office 365 requires an added layer of protection. More than 17,000 Office 365 customers worldwide rely on Mimecast for pervasive email security across three distinct zones: at the email perimeter, inside the network and the organization, and beyond the perimeter.
Mass phishing and spear-phishing campaigns sometimes share similar objectives, such as harvesting credentials with a link to a phishing site. Spear-phishing emails are the result of research into intended targets. They are designed to appeal to the recipients by carrying a message that will resonate with them and coerce them into performing an action.
An Email Security 3.0 strategy protects from these attacks in all three zones:
Impersonation tactics are often deployed in spear-phishing emails. They spoof the sender and/or sending domain to impersonate your executives, staff, business partners, and well-known internet brands to fraudulently extract money or data from your unsuspecting users. As for spear-phishing, Mimecast offers solutions in all three zones to protect your organization, users and brand from impersonation attacks.
Internal email threats can result from a compromised email account, a malicious employee or the unintended consequence of human error. And, no single email security control is 100% effective. Therefore, it is essential that internal emails are continuously monitored to detect threats that the gateway cannot detect, such as email account takeover, and new threats discovered post-delivery. Mimecast Internal Email Protect is deployed inside your email perimeter to detect, contain and automatically remediate threats, and your protection from internal cyber threats is completed with Mimecast Awareness training.
Ransomware protection needs to go beyond detecting and blocking an initial malware infection at the email perimeter. Malware can enter your organization by other means, and cyber attacks often use the web channel to contact command and control servers and download the encryption keys necessary to complete the cyber attack.
Mimecast email security services deliver advanced ransomware protection:
To combat email threats that are already inside your organization, Mimecast provides Internal Email Protect, a threat monitoring and remediation service for internally-generated email. Internal Email Protect enables organizations to monitor, detect and remediate threats that originate from within one’s email system, whether the emails are for other internal users or external recipients.
Internal Email Protect includes the scanning of attachments and URLs for malware and malicious links as well as content filtering enforced by Data Leak Prevention policies. In addition, Internal Email Protect can automatically delete infected emails and attachments from employees’ inboxes.