When ransomware attacks began targeting hospitals and schools a few years ago, cybercriminals found that payment was often swiftly made. For hospitals, cyberattacks could jeopardize patient care. Thus, healthcare systems drew scrutiny for their cyber vulnerabilities.
The primary method of delivery for ransomware is email. Healthcare systems depend on email, and workers are often too overworked to scrutinize their inboxes. Unfortunately, it only takes one person opening a malicious link to start a successful attack.
The Mimecast Email Security platform was designed with this threat environment in mind. It’s a cloud-based service, so it can easily integrate with Office 365, Google Workspace and most other email programs.
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Create Zones of Security with Mimecast
Once in place, Mimecast locks down email and protects it in multiple ways so that even the most advanced, sneakiest cyberattacks, such as phishing or business impersonation, won’t be able to launch, even if a user falls for the ruse. That’s because Mimecast works in distinct zones to halt even blended threats.
First, Mimecast protects users at the perimeter using the Mimecast gateway. When tested using Office 365 and Google Workspace, it stopped mail with malicious attachments, spoofed domains and other blended threats. It can even be tasked with protecting outbound email and keeping critical, confidential or patient information from leaving via email channels.
That perimeter security is extremely effective, but it’s not enough by itself. Thankfully, Mimecast goes beyond a single layer of protection. Even if a coworker has an email password stolen, Mimecast can detect when an attacker starts using a compromised account to capture more data or launch an internal attack.
An Email Protection Platform that Offers Ease and Integration
Finally, an optional feature of the Mimecast service scans the internet for fake websites that try to mimic a healthcare facility. Mimecast can alert administrators about such sites and assist in having them taken down.
The Mimecast email protection platform is easy to use, integrates with almost any existing email service and provides multiple layers of protection without requiring legions of internal IT staff. It’s an elegant solution to an increasingly critical problem, and one that can keep ransomware threats and cybercriminals from disrupting healthcare operations and threatening lives.
PRODUCT TYPE: Cloud-based email security platform
WORKS WITH: Office 365, Exchange, Gmail, Mimecast portal, independent webmail platforms
THREATS MITIGATED: Ransomware, phishing, impersonation attacks, data leak protection, malicious attachments, others
BRAND PROTECTION: Prevents illegitimate mail from leaving organization
EXTRAS: Threat intelligence integration, large file transfer engine to keep mail channel bandwidth free