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Mimecast for Higher Education: Elevating Email Security

Protecting your educational organization and students

Introductory Webinar - May 21, 2024: Recording

The challenge higher education faces

Higher education institutions stand as custodians of valuable student information, intellectual property, and significant research data. With a diverse ecosystem of staff, faculty, students, board members, vendors, and partner institutions, these entities become prime targets for advanced email attacks. The potential consequences include substantial financial losses and damage to reputation. To mitigate these sophisticated threats and ensure the security of student and faculty data, Mimecast provides an AI-driven email security platform. This advanced technology acts as a formidable defense, safeguarding higher education institutions from a comprehensive array of potential attacks.

Mimecast Protects

  • 1000+ Public Sector Customers
  • 25M Public Sector Users
  • 3B Emails Inspected Daily

 Addressing the Challenge with Mimecast Email Security

Modern educational institutions require advanced defenses against evolving threats. Mimecast's cloud-native solution seamlessly integrates with Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace within minutes, utilizing thousands of signals across identity, behavior, and content to distinguish legitimate messages from perilous threats.

Secure your educational organization with Mimecast's advanced email security platform. Safeguard valuable student and faculty data, protect intellectual property, and defend your reputation against the rising tide of sophisticated email attacks. By partnering with Mimecast, you ensure the continuity of learning and the safeguarding of critical resources.

The Mimecast Advantage

Proactive Detection:

Mimecast's AI-driven approach recognizes anomalies in messages, instantly identifying and neutralizing threats targeting your faculty and staff.

Rapid Remediation:

Swift action ensures that threats are addressed promptly, mitigating the risk of data breaches, IP theft, and financial losses.

Enhanced Visibility:

Mimecast's email security solution dashboards offer a singular source of visibility into email threats, investigations, and trends.

Seamless Integration:

Mimecast integrates seamlessly with existing security layers, SIEM, SOAR, and other SOC solutions, streamlining your security workflows.

Mimecast Email Security empowers higher education institutions with a unified platform that fortifies your email communication landscape across six essential protection domains. Seamlessly integrating with diverse email infrastructures and a wide array of IT security solutions, Mimecast delivers industry leading protection and automated insights, simplifying management and fostering heightened confidence in your communication's security.

“The bottom line is that Mimecast is doing its job –and we have a lot more confidence that what we’re doing is effective as a result. Mimecast has helped get rid of many manual processes that were eating up our valuable time.”

- Ron Lee, Director of Infrastructure and Cybersecurity at Oral Roberts University

Key Benefits to Mimecast

Defensive Mastery: Safeguard both internal (East-West) and external (North-South) email traffic, ensuring uninterrupted communication across your entire ecosystem.

Impersonation Resilience: Advanced algorithms thwart intricate impersonation attempts, providing unyielding protection against malicious deception.

Link & Attachment Vigilance: Proactively neutralize threats by blocking malicious URLs and sub-links, while meticulously inspecting attachments to neutralize malware.

Supply Chain Confidence: Identify and neutralize threats targeting suppliers, building a formidable defense against supply chain attacks that can disrupt critical services.

Domain Integrity: Prevent domain spoofing, ensuring that emails received are genuinely from trusted sources, bolstering brand trust and reputation.

Automated Intelligence & Reporting: Seamlessly share data across all products, enhancing threat insight and actionable reporting for swift, effective investigations.

Prevent Domain Spoofing: Mimecast's DMARC management empowers you to prevent domain spoofing and unauthorized email use, enhancing brand reputation.

Enhanced Email Authentication: Implement strict authentication policies to verify the legitimacy of incoming emails, mitigating phishing attempts.

Integrate with Confidence: Trust Mimecast Email Security to fortify your educational institution's email communication landscape. Experience industry-leading protection, streamlined management, and automated insights that empower your sector


Legal Note:

NERCOMP negotiates the best prices and terms possible for its members and works with outside legal counsel to facilitate the arrangements between NERCOMP and the vendors. Any license or agreement accessed or entered into as a benefit of a Consortium Member’s NERCOMP membership is contingent on that institution remaining an active NERCOMP member for the full term of the license or agreement.  For example, if a license agreement lasts for a 3 year term, then the Consortium Member must renew its annual NERCOMP membership at least twice to remain an active Consortium Member for the full 3 year term. Failure of a Consortium Member to timely renew its NERCOMP membership status during the term of the license or agreement may result in either a) termination of the license or agreement or b) loss of the discount pricing available exclusively to NERCOMP Consortium members.

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