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Mimecast extends cyber resilience vision with web security service

October 2, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Security

75% of organisations lack complete confidence that their security defenses will stop targeted spear-phishing with malicious web links

75% of organisations lack complete confidence that their security defenses will stop targeted spear-phishing with malicious web links

Email and data security company, Mimecast Limited recently announced the general availability its new web security service.

The cloud-based service is designed to guard against malicious activity initiated by user action or malware while blocking access to websites deemed unsafe or inappropriate based on each organisation’s policies.

Mimecast Web Security is engineered to be managed with the same administration console that customers use to manage Mimecast’s existing email services. This offers an easy-to-deploy and manage defense against advanced phishing and malware attacks being delivered to employees by both email, web, instant messaging systems, social network sites, and ad networks.

During the early adopter program, customers around the world tested the service which is now immediately available globally.

Jamie Fernandes, director of product management for web security at Mimecast, said: “Commonalities between email and web threat intelligence and detective analytics help improve the security defenses against both vectors whether used by attackers separately or together. The new web security service is designed to allow customers to broaden and improve their protection from attacks occurring via email and the web, using a single integrated service. We’re excited about our ability to significantly expand our customers’ defense systems by extending the power of our Mime|OS threat detection technologies and the global grid powered by 30,000+ customers we’re protecting around the globe.”

Vanson Bourne research* found 32% of organisations were not confident that their employees could spot and defend against malware or ransomware attacks via direct web downloads. Only 25% were completely confident their security defenses would stop targeted spear-phishing with malicious links.

The combined cyber resilience offering is also supported by the Mimecast Security Operations Center (MSOC) team and is enriched with all the global threat intelligence, analytics, and infrastructure that supports Mimecast’s current services.

Mimecast’s CEO, Peter Bauer, added: “We can now protect our customers with a more complete threat detection offering that will work the way organisations do—anytime and anywhere, doing business through the email and web at global scale. Our homegrown research and development into the high-growth web security market is designed to apply our recent acquisitions of Solebit for advanced malware detection and Ataata for a new approach to employee risk scoring, training and awareness. Together, these strategic investments are helping us move toward our vision of providing an integrated super-category of cyber resilience solutions from a global, cloud-based service.”

Edited by Neo Sesinye
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