Mimecast’s Email Security 3.0 Strategy Advances the Way Organizations Combat Email Based Cyber Attacks
“The email threat landscape has changed and requires organizations to evolve from a perimeter-based discipline to a more pervasive one. For instance, tactics, like impersonation attempts, are becoming increasingly more difficult to identify as they’re happening both in email and ‘in the wild’, but organizations still need to cover off on their basic protection needs at the same time. This requires organizations to consider a new strategy when it comes to defending email,” said
New enhancements to Mimecast’s cloud-based platform include:
Zone 1 – At the Email Perimeter: Now Includes Browser Isolation and Custom Security Block for Added Protection
Mimecast® Browser Isolation for Email is designed to provide organizations an additional layer of protection from new phishing sites, appearing as recently as the last few hours. Mimecast Browser Isolation is engineered to mitigate the risk of emails containing links to spoofed sites by preventing a direct connection between the user’s browser on his or her device and the target web page. Users are now further protected from any potentially malicious action like the challenge of credential harvesting or malicious downloads as the browsing session is executed and contained within the
Browser Isolation policies can be enforced for all employees or customized to target higher risk employees as desired. The service also is built to provide a safe environment for security analysts and messaging administrators to investigate incidents, helping reduce time to respond, contain and remediate threats.
The new Custom Security Block capability is designed to enable customers to ingest security data from other sources into Mimecast’s platform to enhance efficacy further for their organization. Often security-mature organizations face the challenge where they have large amounts of security data from point solutions across their cyber ecosystems and third-party feeds. Unfortunately, much of that data is not actionable if not properly utilized to improve detection in other parts of their environment. Mimecast’s cloud-native, multi-tenant platform with API connectors to a host of third-party cybersecurity vendor solutions addresses this problem by helping organizations maximize the return on their current investments in threat intelligence sources by utilizing them in
Zone 2 – Inside the Perimeter: Security Awareness Training is Integrated into the Mimecast Platform to Reduce Costs and Complexity
Recent research reveals that 98 percent of organizations deploy security awareness training to their employees, yet 71 percent of organizations have been hit by an attack where malicious activity was spread from one user to another.* To help organizations more effectively manage security awareness training, Mimecast® Awareness Training is now fully integrated into Mimecast’s cloud-based platform. This integration is designed to enable customers to more easily administer awareness training into their
Customers can now reduce the cost and complexity by having all their
Zone 3 – Beyond the Email Perimeter: Brand and Domain Protection with Machine Learning Advances Phishing Protection from Known and Unknown Attacks
Cybercriminals consistently exploit human weaknesses by impersonating an organization to dupe their customers, supply chain and even their own employees. Spoofed websites and domains, where an attacker forges a website or email to make it look as though their communication has come from a trusted source, is a common tactic used in phishing campaigns and business email compromise, the use of which grew by 54% and 67% respectively.*
Mimecast® Brand Exploit Protect is engineered to deliver an innovative solution covering more than 99 percent of phishing use cases across the web. Using machine learning, it is designed to run targeted scans that identify even unknown attack patterns, blocking compromised assets before they become live attacks at the earliest preparation stages.
Learn more about Mimecast’s Cyber Resilience Platform and how you can help plan for the future of email security at Mimecast’s booth 5771 in Moscone North.
*Research from 2019 State of Email Security report
Source: Mimecast Limited