Enterprise cloud services provider Mimecast announced services to support enterprises moving to Microsoft Office 365 by addressing risks associated with data redundancy, high availability and the need for protection against targeted attacks.
Mimecast’s Office 365 services include a high availability email gateway for Office 365, including a complete continuity platform for Microsoft Office 365, delivered from the Mimecast cloud.
The service delivers email to users during planned or unplanned outages of any part of their email infrastructure, including Office 365.
Federated enterprise services for Office 365 provide unified policy administration and control across complex environments, supporting hierarchical policy inheritance, unified administration logon and discovery, and archive isolation of view requirements.
"Increasing numbers of organizations want to move their messaging, email and archiving to the cloud. But moving these critical services to a single cloud vendor then raises additional concerns for many that still need to be addressed before they are willing to move," Orlando Scott-Cowley, director of technology marketing for Mimecast, said in a statement. "The combination of Microsoft and Mimecast cloud services means even the most conservative of enterprises can embrace the cloud, and decommission the expensive on-premises solutions that have built up on the LAN."
In addition, Mimecast’s Large File Send (LFS) is available for Office 365, making email attachment size limits irrelevant through the ability to send and receive large files through email, while an independent, perpetual archive of all email to Mimecast’s cloud archive is also included for added data resilience and backup purposes.
This means content can be accessed by users and eDiscovery workers with the aim of improving productivity and to satisfy eDiscovery requirements.
"Moving to the cloud doesn’t negate the need for a broad and effective business continuity plan. With the combined strength of Mimecast’s targeted set of solutions and Microsoft’s industry-leading cloud platform, organizations now have the ability to choose services from more than one vendor, spreading the risk and protecting both their data and end users," Scott-Cowley said. "Mimecast’s new services for Office 365 are the last piece in the puzzle needed to enable enterprises to make the move to the cloud without further delay."
Legacy archive data management for Office 365 allows historical email archive content to be ingested into the Mimecast Archive as well as be accessible to support improved productivity, eDiscovery and compliance needs.
Finally, a multifaceted secure email gateway overlays Office 365 and Exchange Online Protection to give customers a blended cloud security solution.
This blended cloud approach to security includes Mimecast’s anti-spear-phishing Targeted Threat Protection offering, and supports protection designed to protect users from a constantly changing threat landscape.