Cloud email security

Cybercrime has soared in recent times, with the unprecedented rise in remote workforces, connected and operating through cloud-based platforms. And cyber-attacks are becoming ever more sophisticated, with businesses and employees key targets. As the first line of defence, email security is more important than ever before. Our cyber specialists are here to protect your business with Mimecast cloud email security – an advanced, cloud-based security gateway which can be implemented on any cloud or on-premises email platform. It defends against inbound spear-phishing, ransomware, impersonation and spam attacks by combining innovative applications and a diverse set of threat intelligence feeds, with sophisticated detection engines to safeguard your business.

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91% of cyber attacks start with email

Email is the primary source of cyber attacks effecting businesses, with the majority of attacks being aimed at employees in an attempt to manipulate, extort or steal. Cloud email security plays a crucial role in protecting businesses from various cyber threats and ensuring the integrity of their email communication.

Mimecast cloud leverages advanced security measures, such as robust encryption, multi-factor authentication, and threat intelligence, to provide a strong defense against unauthorised access, data breaches, and email-based attacks. Hosted in the cloud, Mimecast deploys features like spam filtering, malware detection, and URL scanning, which help to identify and block malicious content before it reaches the users' inboxes.

Offering centralised management and monitoring capabilities, Mimecast cloud security allows businesses to have better visibility and control over their email environment, allowing you to offload the burden of managing and maintaining an email security infrastructure, while benefiting from the expertise and continuous updates to tackle the ever growing threats.

Benefits of Mimecast cloud security

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Scam protection

A powerful email security solution will defend against email attacks which use sender and domain impersonation tactics and social engineering to coerce recipients into performing an action such as handing over personal or sensitive information.

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Identity authentication

Identity authentication determines a person is who they claim to be. It relies on data that’s difficult to produce, except by that specific person and as a result, reduces the risk of fraudulent activity.

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Whitelisting creates a list of permitted entities and blocks everything else. It’s based on trust, with the default option to deny anything new until it has been proven to be safe and acceptable by recipients.

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Message encryption

Protect your business from outsider threats with end-to-end email encryption. Mimecast’s message encryption will securely encode any email communications, utilising advanced encryption techniques to safeguard the content of messages. This will ensure that only only authorised recipients can access and decipher any email communications originating from your business.

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AI cyber security

Leverage the power of artificial intelligence to provide comprehensive protection against email-based threats. Mimecast cloud security utilises machine learning algorithms to analyse and detect patterns in email content, attachments, and sender behaviour, enabling it to identify and block sophisticated phishing attacks, malware, and other malicious threats.

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DMARC management

Mimecast DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance) management implements and configures policies to specify how email receivers should handle messages that fail authentication checks. Management of your DMARC records protects your business domains from email spoofing and phishing attacks, ensuring that only legitimate emails are delivered to recipients.

Mimecast cyber security features

Unrivalled email protection

Email protection is a critical component of cyber security that focuses on safeguarding email communications from various threats and vulnerabilities that can originate from both inside and outside a business. Mimecast cloud security implements a combination of policies, technologies, and best practices to mitigate risks associated with phishing attacks, malware, spam, and data breaches.

As one of the leading email protection solutions, Mimecast employs techniques such as email filtering, encryption, and authentication protocols like DKIM, SPF and DMARC to verify the authenticity of senders, detect and block malicious content, and prevent unauthorised access to sensitive information. Additionally, you can combine this with cyber awareness training, phishing protection, GDPR awareness, email archiving, and other advanced threat intelligence to proactively identify and respond to emerging threats.

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Targeted Threat Protection

Targeted threat protection

Defend your business from sophisticated and targeted cyber threats. Mimecast employs advanced techniques to identify and mitigate threats that specifically target businesses and their employees, including protection against email-based attacks such as spear-phishing, ransomware, and malicious attachments.

Targeted threat protection utilises various security measures to mitigate the risks of falling victim to cyber attacks, including URL scanning, attachment testing, and advanced threat intelligence. Mimecast will detect and block malicious content before it reaches the intended recipients, providing real-time threat analysis and reporting, which will allow you to stay informed about emerging threats and take proactive measures to strengthen the security posture of your business.

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Attachment security scanning

Hosted in the cloud Mimecast will monitor anything entering or exiting any of your business email accounts. A crucial part of this is email attachment security scanning which will protect your business from malicious links and attachments. By thoroughly examination attachments within incoming and outgoing emails Mimecast will quarantine anything it suspects to be potentially harmful, shielding your inboxes from potential threats. This scanning process utilises advanced security algorithms and techniques to detect malicious content, such as viruses, malware, ransomware, or other harmful files that may be attached to emails. By scanning attachments, your business will be able prevent the inadvertent opening or execution of malicious files, protecting systems and networks from potential damage or compromise.

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Spam Protection And Filter

Spam protection and filter

Prevent Spam unsolicited, irrelevant, and harmful messages reaching your business inboxes. Spam protection and filtering are essential components of Mimecast cloud security that prevent unwanted and malicious emails from reaching users' inboxes and protects your employees from being targeted by potential damaging emails. Mimecast cloud provides full content analysis, sender reputation checks, blacklisting, and machine learning algorithms to detect patterns and characteristics of spam messages, blocking spam and phishing attempts before they can enter your organisations network. Additionally, Mimecast’s advanced spam filters will analyse email headers, attachments, and URLs to identify potential phishing attempts or malware, implementing robust spam protection and filtering mechanisms, which will significantly reduce the risk of falling victim to email-based threats, ensuring a safer and more productive email environment for users.

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Frequently asked questions

Mimecast email security safeguards employee communication and reduces risk with targeted threat protection, data leak protection and enforced email security controls.

Key principals of email security are as follows:

  • Spam filters
  • Anti-virus protection
  • Attachment security scanning
  • Data encryption
  • Sender blocking and whitelisting

Email security defends against inbound spear-phishing, ransomware, impersonation and spam attacks by combining innovative applications and a diverse set of threat intelligence feeds, with sophisticated detection engines to safeguard your business.

Businesses are prime targets for increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks designed to steal money, business or employee credentials, sensitive data, customer information or any other valuable intellectual property which can ultimately be shared or sold on the dark web.

Our cyber specialists are here to protect your business with Mimecast email security – an advanced, cloud-based email security gateway. It defends against inbound spear-phishing, ransomware, impersonation and spam attacks by combining innovative applications and a diverse set of threat intelligence feeds, with sophisticated detection engines to safeguard your business.

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