Spear-phishing

The Challenge

Spear-phishing is a mainstay technique in the hacktivist, cybercriminal and nation state attackers’ arsenal. Why? It is such an effective and inexpensive way to harvest user credentials, implant various forms of malware, impersonate trusted people, and collect useful intelligence about the target organization. Too many users are tricked by phishing emails to rely on them to consistently do the right thing.

Mimecast Solution

Mimecast’s security solution helps detect and block emails:

  • With both known and unknown malware.
  • That are attempting to impersonate senior staff members and directing the release of sensitive information or the fraudulent wiring of money.
  • That include malicious URLs – on every click.

The Mimecast cloud-based security service provides always-on, always up-to-date protection without the complexity and cost of traditional security gateways.

Spear-phishing and Targeted Threats

91% of attacks by sophisticated cybercriminals start through email.

Most gateway solutions stop spam and viruses, but fail to address one of the biggest threats facing your company.


Case Study

DAC Beachcroft Strengthens Email Security with Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection

International law firm relies on Mimecast to protect email users and keep client confidential material safe, …


Blog Post

Why Security is a Vital Offering for the Channel

Email is in the frontline in the war on cybercrime. It is often the primary access point to the outside world and brimming with valuable data, so protecting it has never been more important.Organizations have traditionally looked to the IT channel to…