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Mimecast and CrowdStrike partnership protects customers from advanced attacks

Mimecast has extended its work with CrowdStrike with the intention of better protecting customers from advanced cyber attacks.

The company has joined the CrowdStrike Elevate Partner Program, a cybersecurity ecosystem focused on delivering solutions and expertise to stop breaches.

The CrowdStrike Falcon platform offers cloud-based architecture that is highly scalable and secures all devices and workloads in real-time across an organisation.

The Falcon platform’s AI engine collects and monitors threat data from more than 4 trillion events weekly, according to the company.

This data is used to mitigate risk for clients, providing protection against cyber threats by supporting large-scale data models that can recognise and prevent attempted intrusions.

Through partnering with CrowdStrike, Mimecast states customers can better defend against threats at the perimeter, inside an organisation and beyond, improving an organisation's overall security posture, the company states.

Complementary to Mimecast’s defence approach, this integration expands community immunity exponentially helping to quickly identify and resolve incidents.

Through the partnership, customers’ endpoints are empowered by email and web data along with indicators of compromise.

The sharing of newly discovered threats and growing threat activity will improve customers’ overall cyber resilience postures by helping avoid downtime and costly breaches, the company states.

Mimecast chief executive officer Peter Bauer says, “As we think about how threats have evolved, a layered approach to email and web security is key to keeping an organisation protected from threats it can and can’t see.

“Organisations need deep email threat intelligence that is integrated into their endpoint to make their systems work better together so the identification, prevention and response to threats are connected, orchestrated and automated.

"CrowdStrike was a perfect addition to our ecosystem of partners as the combination of endpoint, email and web security will offer Mimecast and CrowdStrike joint customers actionable threat intelligence to build a stronger cyber resilience posture.”

CrowdStrike vice president of worldwide alliances, channel and business development Matthew Polly says, “Today’s complex threat environment includes rising eCrime activity that utilises a multitude of tactics, such as targeting organisations through email phishing attacks for monetary gain.

"As such, multilayered risk mitigation strategies are necessary to secure employees from the endpoint to the email and web.

“Partnering with Mimecast will offer joint customers strong security and insights into the threats they face from advanced cyber criminals in order to better secure their critical data, ultimately protecting day-to-day business operations.”

According to a statement, the partnership will also include reporting and measurement capabilities to help CISOs be more aware of their cybersecurity ecosystem and learn from breaches that were prevented.