Mimecast launches new web security service

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Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, recently announced the availability its new web security service. The new 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 organization’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.

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.”

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 organizations 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 acquisition of Ataata for a new approach to employee risk scoring, training and awareness and our latest advanced malware detection capabilities. 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.”

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