CYBER RESILIENCE FOR EMAIL

Email is an integral part of how every business operates but it also represents a weak link for organisations due to ransomware attacks and human error. A recent survey found that 90% of businesses have seen an increase in the number of email phishing attacks over the past 12 months and 40% have seen the volume of impersonation attacks increase (source: mimecast.com).

At Atlas Cloud we take email security seriously and offer an industry leading Cyber Resilience for Email solution powered by Mimecast. It offers you the best protection against malicious phishing and ransomware attacks as well as offering extra security to reduce any breaches caused by human error.

Every email that your company receives is put through three stages of threat assessment at a speed and detail that human precautions are unlikely to achieve.

1. Attachement inspection

Attachment threat check

2. URL's inspection

URL inspection threat

3. Email Content checks

Email inspection threat

1. We look at any attachments within the email and carry out the following checks: 

  • Checks for specific file types & macros
  • Runs checks against malicious file database
  • Opens the file in a safe sandbox environment to see if it executes as expected

2. Next we examine any URL’s within the email any the following areas are checked:

  • Checks any URLs in the message
  • Resolves them through to end destination
  • Checks against malicious URL database
  • If the URL downloads a file this is executed in a safe sandbox environment
  • Content on the URL evaluated for spoofed content

3. Finally we inspect the content of the email for the following: 

  • Checks against sender blocked/permitted lists
  • Checks DNS authentication
  • Checks sender reputation
  • Scans for spam
  • Carries out content and impersonation checks

Mimecast is also constantly adapting and learning to keep pace with the latest methods favoured by attackers. In the event of an attack our solution is durable allowing no interruption in accessing your emails and all emails are fully recoverable due to the continuous sync and recover service.

Email will remain the main threat posed to companies security going forward either through attacks by hackers or user error. To ensure your company is protected get in touch with us today to find out how we can help make your email security more resilient. 

Frequently asked questions

Security in the cloud

CAN I ADD/REMOVE EMAILS FROM THE BLOCKED LIST?

Yes marking email addresses as permitted or banned is easy to do and you have full control.

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WHAT IS THE SIZE LIMIT FOR AN ATTACHMENT?

By default Mimecast allows files up to 200MB (inbound & outbound) but you have total control to limit.

Backup duration

IS MIMECAST AVAILABLE 100% OF THE TIME?

Yes, in the event that email is forced offline by a cyber attack, Mimecast provides an email system that is always available

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