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According to Mimecast's latest State of Email Security Report, 61% of organizations were hit by an attack where malicious activity was spread from one infected user to other employees via email. Careless users, compromised accounts, and malicious insiders are a few of the reasons organizations must expand their focus to examine threats from within.
The focus of most cybercriminals is to get in and around your network, with the goal of stealing your sensitive information or locking your systems and ransoming access back to you.
Email has proven to be a very effective system, but what about internal security threats; those dangerous emails generated from within your organization? In many cases, mostly without their knowledge or understanding, your employees play an integral role in these attacks.
To combat internal email security threats, Mimecast provides Internal Email Protect, a threat monitoring and remediation service for internally generated email. Internal Email Protect scans attachments and URLs for malware and malicious links, as well as content inspection enabled by Data Leak Prevention. Internal Email Protect can automatically delete infected or sensitive emails and attachments from employees’ inboxes increasing efficacy of protection.
Internal Email Protect:
Detects the lateral movement of threats via email from one internal user to another.
Identifies and blocks threats or sensitive data attempting to leave an organization.
Automates the removal of internal emails which are determined to contain threats or sensitive data.
Continuously rechecks previously delivered files to identify and remediate any previously unidentified malware, post-delivery.
Is an integrated part of the Mimecast administration console for reporting, configuration and management.