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Dimension Data has partnered with Mimecast to provide a Managed Secure Email service to help organisations address the growing number of advanced threats targeting users, including spam, business email compromise attacks, malware and spear-phishing. Managed Secure Email will help ensure that organisations are secure by design, offering protection from malicious activity, human error and technology failure.

As email attacks become more multi-vector, sophisticated and targeted, organisations are layering multiple security controls to a point where managing them across an ever expanding attack surface has become complex and challenging, especially given the resources required to efficiently leverage them.

“The partnership between Mimecast and Dimension Data’s managed security services, brings together two of the largest security related capabilities in the Middle East and Africa. It was natural for us to leverage the technical expertise of both of our organisations to support our clients across all stages of their email security journey,” said Mari-Louise Labuschagne, Product Development Executive: Intelligent Security, Dimension Data.  

Mimecast’s State of Email Security 2020 report found that organisations saw a 53% increase in phishing attacks and a 45% increase in ransomware attacks in the last twelve months. As email-borne attacks grow, a layered approach to cyber resilience is required to protect any organisation from the growing cyber threats. This approach must address threats at the perimeter, inside an organisation, and beyond – helping to prevent brand exploitation and minimise downtime.

“By using Mimecast’s cyber resilience solutions and global threat intelligence, Managed Secure Email is seamlessly integrated with Dimension Data’s Security, Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) platform to improve response automation. This integration is engineered to enable faster incident response to incoming threats, better threat analysis, fully orchestrated remediation workflows and pro-active awareness training based on employee risk in an organisation. It will also help ensure rapid implementation of any new capabilities launched on Mimecast’s platforms,” said Labuschagne.

In an attempt to protect against today’s evolving cyber threats, security and IT teams often add multiple, disparate point solutions into their email environments. The management of these solutions typically requires in-house staff training and is almost always time consuming and costly. By partnering with Mimecast, Dimension Data is able to help security and IT teams increase productivity by addressing email security as a managed service.

“With the introduction of Managed Secure Email, we will be able to protect even more organisations and minimise the disruption caused by cyberattacks,” said Paul Stafford, Vice President Africa, Mimecast.

Mimecast is either a registered trademark or trademark of Mimecast Services Limited in the United States and/or other countries. All other products or services referenced are trademarks of their respective companies. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Mimecast and any other company.

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