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April, 2012

Mimecast Praised as Champion of Email Security by Bloor Research

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, 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 center 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 organizations 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 recognized 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 recognized by Bloor Research as a Champion in the email security space is an honor 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 April 24-26th at Earls Court, London. The team can be found at Stand 20.

Source: Sys-Con
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