The email management specialist Mimecast delivery of SaaS email archiving, continuity, security and control, has made a major upgrade of its flagship unified management platform for email. With the launch of new features to broaden the scope of its cloud-based services. The new offering provides advanced features and capabilities of email solutions on the premise of flexibility, cost-effective SaaS delivery model.
The new functionality enables companies to address increasing industry regulations and concerns about data retention and e-Discovery. Archive for the company, the management of mailboxes and data protection features enable companies to manage their inboxes, while preventing data leaks.
Nancy Stagg, director of Fish and Richardson said,”E-discovery and document retention requirements, combined with the increasing volume, make it difficult to email management to legal practitioners and their staff. Law firms and corporate law departments must deal with many problems related compliance, including the storage of email evidence, review of large files of personal user storage (PST), e-mail documentation search queries of keywords and authentication maintenance and proper chain of custody.
Moreover, these issues, and the time and expense that may be associated with managing e-discovery, may cause tension between business organizations and their outside counsel. Mimecast enables companies and their lawyers, providing a complete solution that meets these needs of e-discovery, using an intuitive user interface in a simple package, Saas-handed.”Mimecast is the first vendor to bridge the gap between e-mail file and SaaS sophistication of local solutions through the introduction of MSEs (Mimecast Services for Exchange). This is a slight change software component that binds directly with Mimecast SaaS environment.
Neil Murray, chief technology officer of Mimecast added,”The majority of organizations are demanding more from their software and email management. This is mainly due to the need to integrate e-mail files directly with Exchange environments for compliance and mailbox management. Mimecast is focused on ensuring that by moving to SaaS, IT administrators will not have to renounce the sophistication of the applications or control.”
Mimecast also introduced several new capabilities to its unified platform for managing email, such as granular, Case Management eDiscovery and message retention.
Hold emails prevents disputes relating to legal actions by current or anticipated to be eliminated, while E-discovery case management allows multiple searches to be added to the collection side forward to provide a complete record admissible of each case. Elimination of metadata helps prevent information that was leaked to end data mining, as tracked changes or comments previously inserted outside the attachments before it is allowed outside the firewall.
The company also announced several new features to enhance user experience. Folder-based replication allows users to maintain a coherent view of e-mail when to access it directly through the server or via webmail Mimecast. Flexible stumble Email enables companies to establish policies that facilitate greater control mailbox size. Leave a link in the inbox of a user but the email attachment complete or still in the cloud until the user needs to access it. The addition of the folder-based retention provides the core application of policies that indicate the types and categories of information and determines where and how long information is kept. In addition, users can apply policies to folders based corporate granular retention and associated retention periods.
Brian Babineau, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group, said:”According to our research, eighty percent of the events of electronic discovery, e-mail and messaging applications – compared with other types of productivity software Business – Messaging is expected to have the greatest impact on server and storage costs over the next two months.The last four additions to the portfolio of Mimecast directly address these challenges to the benefits that are largely only available to through on-premise offers e-mail management. ESG is very excited to see equality between all deals for message handling, regardless of how they are delivered (SaaS versus on-premise), offering customers more options and opportunities to lower capital email and operating expenses.”
Peter Bauer, CEO of Mimecast added,”With these enhancements, customers now have access to a set of cloud computing services that match if not exceed the capabilities of internal solutions. The IT decision makers can rely on transition to the cloud of electronic mail services knowing that they will Mimecast functional parity and all the other benefits of cloud based services. This is particularly important with critical services such as email that are a fundamental part of how an organization operates.”
Mimecast delivery based on business management SaaS for email archiving, discovery, continuity, security and politics. By unifying the disparate e-mail environments and fragmented in a solution that is always available in the cloud, Mimecast minimizes risk and reduces the cost and complexity, while providing total end to end control of the email. Founded in the UK in 2002, Mimecast serves more than 2,000 customers worldwide and has offices in Europe, North Africa, Middle East and the Channel Islands.
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