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Mimecast: Using a layered email security solution to help protect your business

16203259800_3caa6ca20a_mWhy the need for a layered approach to security?

Securing business information with good network security practice is one of the most important topics in technology. Security threats are always present and ensuring your business is well protected is an ever attendant consideration.

Layered security is best practice for securing information by using multiple network security components. Each component focuses on a specific area where malware or hackers could attack. There is also some overlap, which provides a backup capability in the case of an unidentified or new (‘zero day’) vulnerability, or if there are any gaps in the security provided by the individual solution components.

Examples of security components which provide a layered approach include:

  • Strong password policies
  • Two factor authentication
  • Firewalls
  • Web protection
  • Patch management
  • Email security and archiving
  • Vulnerability assessment and analytics
  • Antivirus software
  • Data encryption
  • Digital certificates
  • Anti-spam and spam filters
  • Privacy controls

Layer anti-virus software with Mimecast to secure and manage email

Mimecast Unified Email Management is a cloud-based solution that enables businesses of all sizes to adopt a layered approach to securing email communication. Deploying Mimecast alongside conventional anti-virus software provides layered protection against email threats as well as the risk of email outages, which are often highly disruptive to business.

Mimecast provides a number of key benefits:

  • Security
    • Spam and malware filtering and Data Leak Prevention (DLP) prevents data leaks
  • Branding and compliance
    • Wraps email with your branded stationery and disclaimers to meet compliance
  • Email archiving
    • An encrypted archiving service locks in the audit trail
  • Availability
    • Email continuity services backed by an SLA guaranteeing access
  • File archiving
    • A single archive with policy based retention for servers, MS SharePoint sites and cloud files
  • Office 365 integration
    • Office 365 and Mimecast integration provide a single email productivity service

Enjoy safer and more secure network computing with Paralogic

Mimecast is just one of the security products that Paralogic deploys to help our customers enjoy safe and secure network computing. Our consultants design highly effective network security solutions, and one of our principles is to use best-in-class solutions from leading vendors such as Mimecast, to minimise the cost while maximising protection.

It is important for smaller, growing and mid-sized businesses to adopt a layered approach to network security. To find out more about how we can help you enjoy safe and secure network computing, simply get in touch today.

For more information on enjoying safe and secure network computing, download our FREE guide ‘Client security briefing: Defending the ransomware threat’.

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