Mimecast Buys MessageControl
July 31, 2020
has acquired eTorch (d/b/a MessageControl), a messaging security
provider with solutions designed to help stop social engineering and
human identity attacks with the use of machine learning technology. The
acquisition of MessageControl strengthens Mimecast’s Email Security 3.0
strategy that is designed to improve cybersecurity at the email
perimeter, inside the organization and beyond the perimeter. The
powerful combination of Mimecast and MessageControl is engineered to
provide customers using productivity apps, such as Microsoft 365®, even
stronger protection against advanced phishing and impersonation attacks.
Additionally, it is designed to prevent the inadvertent loss of
sensitive and confidential data, while also serving as an additional
sensor to further enrich Mimecast’s threat intelligence.
Contextual, real-time warnings in email. MessageControl empowers employees to help make better choices by providing them with more intelligent, contextual, and dynamic warnings of potentially untrusted senders or content into emails.
The ability to prevent misaddressed email data leaks. Leveraging the graph technology, MessageControl is built to notify employees before they accidentally send information to the wrong recipients by using historical sending patterns to predict future anomalies.
first half of 2020 has been unlike anything we’ve experienced before.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that better innovation is required to
protect against the latest weaponized and unweaponized attacks,” said
Peter Bauer, chief executive officer at Mimecast. “MessageControl is a
natural complement to Mimecast’s suite of cyber resilience solutions –
from email and web security through brand protection, security awareness
training, and data protection. Its artificial intelligence and machine
learning capabilities will offer additional layers of defense by
evolving and ‘learning’ the customer environment and user behaviors over
time. We believe this acquisition allows Mimecast to continue to evolve
our Email Security 3.0 strategy and provide the best protection for
productivity cloud applications like Microsoft 365.”
The acquisition of MessageControl is not expected to have a material financial impact to Mimecast’s Fiscal 2021 Revenue or Adjusted EBITDA.