Mimecast mailbox continuity highlighted as a strategic asset for cyber resilience for email
Mimecast has been awarded Best Continuity and Resilience Provider Service/Product at the 2018 BCI Global Awards. The company received recognition for providing an outstanding service and product relevant to the continuity and resilience profession. This award follows Mimecast being recognised at the BCI Africa Awards 2018 for Mimecast Mailbox Continuity.
In the event of a sudden or planned email outage, Mimecast Mailbox Continuity is designed to provide uninterrupted access to live and historic email and attachments from the Mimecast cloud using everyday tools like Microsoft Outlook for Windows web and mobile applications. Employees get access to email from anywhere, on any device. Administrators can monitor email flow, receive alerts and manage a continuity event quickly and easily.
In 2017, Mimecast supported customers globally to protect against 2,900 days with email disruption, saving an estimated US$9 million in economic activity based on a typical 25% productivity loss.
Pete Banham, a cyber resilience expert at Mimecast, commented, “today’s resilience requirements demand more than a defense-only security strategy to counter continuity challenges impacted by cyber-attacks, hardware failure, extreme weather and human error. Global organisations are increasingly relying on the same shared IT and communication infrastructure from global cloud computing vendors. For example, operational dependency on the Microsoft Office 365 platform is massive and accelerating, which creates new challenges for business continuity, IT and cybersecurity professionals.
“The only way to mitigate these new risks is to adopt a strategy of cyber resilience. Essentially a multi-dimensional approach that brings together threat protection, the right durability and tested recoverability. For many organisations this can effectively reduce the recovery point and time objectives for email to nearly zero, all while retaining a complete security posture.”
Mimecast is certified to ISO22301 for business continuity preparedness.