New Bloor Research report gives Mimecast’s email security ‘Champion’ status
London, UK – 24th April 2012: Mimecast, the leading supplier of cloud-based email archiving, continuity and security for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365, today announced that it has been placed in the Champion segment of a new Bloor Research InComparison paper. The report examines the email security market, evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of key players in the space. It also features a Bullseye chart that ranks vendors as Champions, Innovators or Challengers, with Mimecast positioned closest to the middle and identified as the vendor most ‘fit-for-purpose’.
The report, entitled InComparison: Essential email security – business requirements and competitive landscape, evaluated service providers on their email security services based on criteria such as malware controls, encryption and data leak prevention, continuity, and archiving and eDiscovery. Placement on the Bullseye chart takes into account financial stability, brand and market share, current offerings and future direction, market presence, and perceived strengths and weaknesses. The closer to the centre of the diagram a vendor is placed, the more fit-for-purpose its products and solutions are judged to be.
Bloor scored Mimecast highly for the following reasons:
The capabilities offered by its email management service are considered to be strong and it has a good track record of constant innovation
Its Service Level Agreement (SLA) is strong compared to competitors and guarantees 100% uptime, including archive access, during planned or unplanned outages
It continues to add new, innovative features to its service in areas that differentiate it from competitors, including advanced encryption options, enhanced self-service, secure attachment management, and stationery and email marketing tools
It offers a service for organisations looking to migrate securely to Microsoft Exchange 2010 or Office 365
Its widespread data coverage is a key differentiator and in-geography processing and storage is guaranteed for all customers
Widely recognised for the quality and timeliness of its customer support, offered across multiple channels
Fran Howarth, Senior Analyst at Bloor Research, said: “There are many things to consider when selecting an email security system, and Mimecast is one of the strongest vendors in the market. Email is essential for business communication and collaboration, and email messages contain a great deal of confidential information. Email security, both in transit and at rest, is therefore vital to prevent data leaks and stop hackers attempting to steal sensitive information. Email security should be part of a wider, unified email management system, encompassing not just malware controls, but mailbox management, content filtering, encryption and compliance reporting.”
Peter Bauer, CEO at Mimecast, commented: “Being recognised by Bloor Research as a Champion in the email security space is an honour for Mimecast. Our security services form part of a larger, tightly integrated unified email management offering which also incorporates archiving and continuity. We take pride in achieving rankings, certifications and awards for our products, services and innovation at Mimecast, and this Bloor report highlights our continued dedication to ensuring business email in the cloud is as secure as possible.”
The other vendors included in the report are Microsoft, Cisco, Symantec, McAfee, Websense, Google and Proofpoint. Click here to download a full copy of the paper.
Mimecast will be exhibiting at Infosecurity Europe 2012 on 24-26th April at Earls Court, London. The team can be found at Stand 20.
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Mimecast (www.mimecast.com) 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 more than 5,000 customers worldwide and has offices in Europe, North America, Africa and the Channel Islands.
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