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2018

David Hood is the Director of Technical Marketing focused on Office 365, continuity, and the Mimecast API. A Mimecaster since 2015, he’s a frequent speaker and commentator on cloud

 

I’m pleased to announce a user group dedicated to the healthcare industry on Mimecaster Central!

 

The healthcare industry faces many unique challenges – from protecting sensitive patient data to complying with strict regulations – often without the financial and personnel resources available in other industries.

 

This user group here in the community is a place for healthcare professionals to get data, news stories, information and more that impact cyber resilience for email. It’s also a place to see what your peers in the industry are talking about and a chance to network with other Mimecast customers.

 

I encourage you to join today and take part in the conversation!

Mimecaster Central community rockstar (and Legend!David Ignash is a Security Administrator, working for a financial institution that specializes in farm loans. He’s been tinkering with IT ever since he got his hands on his first Commodore 64. David has lived in Michigan (United States) all his life, and currently lives in the Lansing area. You can also check out his community Q&A here.

 

Have you ever wondered if you are using all of the Mimecast features available to make your organization as secure as possible? Well wonder no more! Follow this checklist to ensure that you are taking advantage of all that Mimecast has to offer.

 

Users

Done?Users
Checked what account is your "Super Administrator"
  • Ensured that the password to your "Super Administrator" is in a secure location, not easily guessed
Does Help Desk have access to help external customers? (i.e. Secure Messaging)
  • Should they?

Do other users/administrators have the least amount of privileges to accomplish their job?

Managing Administrator Roles 

 

PII (Personally identifiable information)

Done?PII
Checked what your organization identifies as PII

 

Disaster Recovery

Done?DR
Have you performed a Disaster Recovery test at least once a year?

 

Up to date software

Done?Software
Are users running the most up to date version of "Mimecast for Outlook"?

 

URL Protection

Done?URL Protect
Is URL Protection enabled for all emails coming into your organization?

 

Attachment Protection

Done?Attachment Protect
Is Attachment Protection enabled for all emails coming into your organization?

 

TLS

Done?TLS
Are TLS settings configured to ensure that email is sent securely?

 

Impersonation Protection

Done?Impersonation
Are Impersonation Protection settings configured to alert the user of suspicious emails?

 

DNS Authentication

Done?DNS
Are DNS settings configured to ensure that mail is sent securely?

 

Greylisting

Done?Greylisting
Is greylisting configured to ensure that suspicious emails are filtered out?

 

Account settings

Done?Account
Are account settings configured to ensure the console is secured? (i.e. Admin IP Ranges)

 

Synchronization

Done?Synchronization
Is Active Directory synchronization still pulling in the correct data?

 

Authorized Outbounds

Done?Outbounds
Has anything changed with your authorized outbounds IP addresses?

 

Secure Messaging

Done?Secure Messaging
Has secure messaging been enabled so users can safely submit sensitive data?

 

Training

Done?Training
Have the appropriate users been trained in how to use Mimecast securely, or even Mimecast at all?

 

This list provides a way to help you check major security settings within Mimecast. It is also meant to help you think of other areas within the application to ensure you are a secure as possible. You could check this once a year just to make sure things are healthy, and keep up with changes to your organization.

 

Thank you!

Joseph Tibbetts is the Program Director of Mimecast’s API Developer Platform. Although new to Mimecast, he’s been managing digital transformation initiatives for close to 20 years and is excited to collaborate with all Mimecasters! 

 

If you’ve been around Mimecaster Central lately, you may already be familiar with some of our integrations with Mimecast, from Mimecast for Splunk to Mimecast for Salesforce.

 

We’re pleased to formally announce the launch of our new Application Programming Interface (API) Developer Portal, to make it easy to get started with the tools, documentation, sample code and support needed to take advantage of the Mimecast API...and integrate with existing applications.

 

With the Mimecast API, you can:

 

  • Access enhanced logging to programmatically download gateway and security log file data, track email messages, and interact with security policies
  • Rapidly search the Mimecast archive and access content. Query individual mailboxes or all mailboxes in the organization using role based administrator permissions.
  • Automate common configuration tasks such as user and group management, adding new internal email domains, updating block lists and more
  • As a Mimecast registered Managed Service Provider and Partner, automate customer account provisioning and streamline ongoing customer account management
  • Architect customized solutions that fit into existing business process and applications

 

There are already over 50 integrations built into a variety of solutions including security information and event management (SIEM), security orchestration and automation, advanced eDiscovery and provisioning applications.

We also encourage all of you who want to unlock the power of Mimecast in new ways to share your own integration ideas now here in the community.

 

Ready to get started? Learn more about the API program, browse existing integrations, and request an application key now.