Inspecting Files Directly Downloaded from a URL

Blog Post created by user.v1YcBgOpe0 Employee on Mar 5, 2018

Matthew Gardiner is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Mimecast, currently focused on email security, phishing, malware, and cloud security.


A key part of our job as your email security services provider is to keep adapting to the continuously changing nature of attacks being perpetrated by the cybercriminals. They shift and we shift. We shift and they shift. 


The latest additional arrow to our threat protection services quiver is a new file inspection service that combines the security provided by URL Protect and Attachment Protect. This new capability enables our email security service to send a directly linked file to be deeply inspected before it is allowed to be downloaded to your employees' desktop, blocking off another route to email-borne malware delivery. It shows off the clear value of combining URL Protect's link re-writing with the static file analysis and sandboxing of Attachment Protect. You can read more about this capability in this Service Update


All customers with URL Protect and Attachment Protect will have access to this capability as it becomes available on your particular Mimecast grid. In addition, it will also be available as part of our Internal Email Protect service at the same time.