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Mimecast Named Finalist for the 2011 Microsoft Innovative Customer Advocacy Partner of the Year Award


London, UK — 24th June 2011 — Today, Mimecast®, the leading supplier of cloud-based email archiving, continuity and security for Microsoft Exchange, announced that it has been selected as a finalist for the Microsoft Innovative Customer Advocacy Partner of the Year Award.

Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 3,000 entrants worldwide. The Innovative Customer Advocacy Partner of the Year Award honours partners who excel in innovative customer advocacy and strong, proactive relationship management programmes. This award recognises Mimecast for demonstrating an exceptional practice of developing trusted customer relationships. Mimecast has effectively transformed satisfied, loyal customers into business advocates who generate incremental referrals and contribute to new business growth.

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Peter Bauer, co-founder and CEO of Mimecast, said: “To be recognised by Microsoft as a finalist in the Innovative Customer Advocacy Partner of the Year Award is a great honour and is testament to the work we are doing at Mimecast in aligning efforts with Microsoft to deliver outstanding cloud-based email software and services to our customers. Mimecast and Microsoft will continue working together as we look to support our customers’ migration to Exchange 2010 and Office 365, providing them with a risk-free transition.”

“We are proud to recognise this outstanding group from our highly valued worldwide partner network as our 2011 Partner Award finalists,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “We applaud the unique perspective and creativity each of these companies brings to solving customer business and technology challenges. Our strong partnership along with their commitment to customers plays an essential role in our mutual, long-term success.”

Mimecast, founded in the UK in 2003, offers cloud-based email archiving, continuity and security for Microsoft Exchange and Exchange Online, delivered through a single unified platform. This Unified Email Management (UEM) approach, reduces the cost, complexity and risk of managing email systems, and facilitates pain-free migration from older versions of Exchange. The company is currently working on a range of incentives to help existing and potential customers migrate to Exchange 2010 and Office 365 faster, and without service disruptions.  

About Mimecast
Mimecast ( delivers cloud-based email management for Microsoft Exchange, including archiving, continuity and security.  By unifying disparate and fragmented email environments into one holistic solution that is always available from the cloud, Mimecast minimizes risk and reduces cost and complexity, while providing total end-to-end control of email. Founded in the United Kingdom in 2003, Mimecast serves approximately 4,000 customers worldwide and has offices in Europe, North America, Africa and the Channel Islands.

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For additional information:
Phil Corfan / Steve Spencer
Octopus Communications for Mimecast
T: 08453 700 655

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