Mimecast Launches Cloud-based E-mail Management Solution

Gives organizations better way to handle regulatory, e-discovery, and mailbox-size requirements

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Mimecast has upgraded its flagship unified e-mail management platform with the launch of new functionality to expand the scope of its cloud-based services. The new offering provides the advanced features and capabilities of on-premise e-mail solutions in the flexible, cost-effective SaaS delivery model.

The new functionality helps businesses address increasing industry regulations and concerns around data retention and e-discovery. The company’s new archiving, mailbox management, and data protection features allow companies to control their inboxes while preventing data leaks.

Mimecast bridges the gap between SaaS e-mail archiving and on-premise solutions through the introduction of MSE (Mimecast Services for Exchange), a lightweight software component that binds Exchange directly with the Mimecast SaaS environment.

Mimecast also introduced a range of new capabilities to its unified e-mail management platform such as granular litigation hold, e-discovery case management, and message retention.

Litigation hold prevents e-mails that relate to any current or anticipated legal action from being deleted. E-discovery case management allows multiple searches to be aggregated together alongside forward collection to provide a complete, legally admissible log of each case. Metadata removal helps prevent information being leaked by stripping background data such as tracked changes or previously inserted comments out of attachments before it is allowed outside the firewall.

The company also announced several new features to improve the user experience. Folder-based replication enables users to retain a consistent view of their e-mail whether accessing it direct through the server or through Mimecast webmail. Flexible e-mail stubbing enables companies to set up policies that facilitate greater control of mailbox size. It leaves a link in a user’s inbox but the full e-mail or attachment remains in the cloud until the user needs to access it. The addition of folder based retention provides the central enforcement of policies that pinpoint the types and categories of information and determines where and for how long the information is maintained. Additionally, users can apply granular corporate policy based around retention folders and associated retention periods.

More information is available at www.mimecast.com.

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