Mimecast- your solution for targeted threat protection.
Posted By: Tanner Clark - 6/8/2016 11:00:00 AM

Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection extends your traditional gateway security to defend against malicious links in email, weaponized attachments and malware-less social-engineering attacks, often called whaling – the three most common attack methods. 

Real-time scanning and blocking of suspect websites and attachment sandboxing prevent employees from inadvertently downloading malware or revealing credentials and the detection of suspicious financial fraud emails. Dynamic user awareness capabilities reinforce security policies and engage employees in assessing risks. Improve frontline security protection against sophisticated spear-phishing and other advanced attacks. With the Mimecast Protection Suite, you will have instant and comprehensive protection from the latest malware-less social engineering attacks, often called CEO fraud, whaling or business email compromise. Not all email based attacks use malicious URLs or weaponized attachments, and are increasingly sophisticated and convincing in their efforts to use social engineering tactics against users.Whaling attacks, business email compromise or CEO fraud are designed to trick key users, often in the finance team, into making wire transfers or other financial transactions to cyber-criminals by pretending to be the CEO or CFO in a spoofed email. Some also target those responsible for sensitive employee data, for example payroll information, which could be used for identity theft.