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August 24, 2009

Mimecast upgrades unified email management platform

To provide on-premise email services in the SaaS delivery model

By CBR Staff Writer

Mimecast, the email management company, has upgraded its Unified Email Management platform with the release of new functionalities. The new offering provides the enhanced features and capabilities of on-premise email services in the SaaS delivery model.

Mimecast claims that the new functionality helps businesses address industry regulations around data retention and e-Discovery. Its new archiving, mailbox management and data protection features allow companies to control their inboxes while preventing data leaks.

According to Mimecast, the new capabilities to Unified Email Management platform include: Litigation Hold, Ediscovery Case Management and Message Retention. Litigation Hold prevents emails that relate to any current or anticipated legal action from being deleted while E-discovery Case Management allows multiple searches to be aggregated together alongside forward collection to provide a legally admissible log of each case.

The company added that other new features of the new platform include: folder-based replication which enables users to retain a consistent view of their email whether accessing it through the server or Mimecast webmail; and Email stubbing which enables companies to set up policies that facilitate control of mailbox size.

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Peter Bauer, CEO of Mimecast, said: “With these enhancements, customers now have access to a set of cloud computing services that match if not exceed the capabilities of in-house solutions. IT decision makers can feel confident in transitioning to cloud based email services from Mimecast knowing that they will have functional parity as well as all the other benefits of cloud based services.”

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