Enhancing data protection with Mimecast and Microsoft 365

Enhancing data protection with Mimecast and Microsoft 365

Mimecast Cloud Archive is helping customers add a new level of security to their business

Elly Yates-Roberts |

Today’s remote work landscape has created challenges for the protection, monitoring and regulation of an organisation’s data. From home, employees access data on a variety of devices and applications to stay connected. The informality of working from home can also translate into more lax cybersecurity maintenance. As a result, data is more scattered. Mimecast Cloud Archive (MCA) can help tackle this challenge both during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Undoubtedly, Microsoft 365 is the backbone of business communications and productivity worldwide. Mimecast’s 2020 State of Email Security Report found that 96 per cent of businesses choose Microsoft as their email provider, though 65 per cent of these businesses have already added or are in the process of adding extra layers of continuity and cyber resilience to enhance their existing suite. Mimecast Enterprise Information Cloud Archiving, a six- year-running leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving, complements organisations’ Microsoft foundation by helping with key features such as data migration.

Enterprises migrating data from legacy platforms to best-of-breed cloud archiving face several challenges with cost, time and complexity. As a result, they struggle to access the value of modern cloud initiatives and choose inaction instead of embarking on a migration path towards Mimecast.

Mimecast Simply Migrate, integrated into the MCA, provides frictionless, cost-effective migration with increased speed, flexible cost models to reduce capital expenditures, visibility and reporting of the migration process, and flexibility to work with third-party connectors. The result is alignment with your regulatory compliance requirements, support for rapid e- discovery, and flexible retention management for managing corporate information.

In addition to state-of-the-art migration capabilities, MCA enables businesses to respond accurately, efficiently and with confidence to legal and regulatory investigations, from General Data Protection Regulation compliance to internal audits and other queries. Our governance and compliance toolkit comes equipped with advanced search for reliable e-discovery, early case assessment tools, advanced legal hold review, and supervision and reporting capabilities that improve visibility and ensure compliance.

MCA is an essential companion to Microsoft 365, providing relentless protection with smarter security, critical data protection and resilient communication.   

Garth Landers is the director of product marketing and archiving at Mimecast

This article was originally published in the Winter 2020 issue of The Record. To get future issues delivered directly to your inbox, sign up for a free subscription.

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