Mimecast and DMARC Analyzer offer increased security for email and better visibility and governance to stop email fraud
Mimecast has announced that DMARC Analyzer became an Alliance Partner. Together, joint customers can use Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) to more effectively block impersonation, phishing, spoofing and malware attacks by combining email channel visibility and reporting with DMARC Analyzer as well as Mimecast DMARC policies at the gateway and Mimecast® Targeted Threat Protection.
Impersonation attacks are a significant issue for most organisations, growing at a much faster rate than standard malware attacks as cybercriminals look to exploit human weaknesses. According to recent research from Mimecast and Vanson Bourne, 40 percent of the 800 respondents have seen impersonation attacks increase over the last twelve months. Meanwhile, less than a quarter of those respondents said their organisation use DMARC in any way (either reporting, quarantine or reject), with another 27 percent saying they plan to roll it out in the next 12 months.
To help stop these often malware-less attacks, organisations must take a layered approach. Combining Mimecast defenses with DMARC Analyzer’s reporting and email validation solution can deliver the visibility and protection organisations need. Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection – Impersonation Protect is designed to analyse and combine multiple indicators of compromise to block impersonation attacks targeting employees, including those using domain similarity in many forms and impersonating employees themselves using display name spoofing. DMARC Analyzer extends this protection with 360-degree email channel visibility to help detect and block unauthorised use of an organisation’s own domains to spoof customers and other external parties, as well as employees.
“Impersonation attacks continue to gain popularity amongst cybercriminals, as they require fairly little skill while offering a big return. And, frankly these types of attacks could result in more than just the loss of data or finances – they could tarnish an organisation’s brand,” said Julian Martin, vice president of global channel and operations, Mimecast. “Relying only on end users’ ability to recognise that they are being spoofed is not enough. Mimecast combined with DMARC Analyzer allows joint customers to better protect the domains under their control against illegitimate use, and block attackers directly targeting their employees with socially engineered attacks, which leads to improved security for all customers.”
“Defense in depth continues to be the best strategy to prepare for cyber threats,” said Dirk Jan Koekkoek, CEO, DMARC Analyzer. “We’re excited about what the opportunity of working with Mimecast can offer to customers. By combining our easy-to-use DMARC authentication solution with Mimecast’s security gateway and threat protection techniques, customers can more effectively defend against email fraud.”
Learn more about Mimecast and DMARC Analyzer, as well as other Mimecast partnerships on the Alliance & API Partners page.
Mimecast (NASDAQ: MIME) makes business email and data safer for thousands of customers and their millions of employees worldwide. Founded in 2003, the company’s next-generation cloud-based security, archiving and continuity services protect email and deliver comprehensive email risk management.
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