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3 Compelling Reasons to Move Email Infrastructure to the Cloud

Security | Posted on March 23, 2015

There is no form of communication more prevalent in business than email. Which is why it’s surprising to discover how many organizations fail to employ every possible strategy to protect their email infrastructure from catastrophic failure. With Spear Phishing attacks (and other types of threats) happening regularly, and at a rapid pace, there has never been a better time to embrace a secure cloud-based platform for protecting and archiving your corporate email and data.

Which is where Mimecast comes in.

Mimecast offers an elegant solution to three of the most pervasive pain points and threats to email management on an organizational level.

1. Migrating to Microsoft Office 365

The adoption of new services, platforms, and programs on a company-wide scale is often an intense, headache-inducing task for both IT and leadership teams. Migrating your organization’s entire email infrastructure to the cloud is no small undertaking, and many small details can be lost between the cracks. Mimecast is designed to help organizations mitigate the risks of these transfers, and the platform has many features that are specifically tailored towards O365 integration. Mimecast can ensure that the move to O365 happens with zero downtime, risk, or data loss. Many key features of O365’s core functionality can be modified by Mimecast to suit your needs. Everything from secure inter-network messaging to accommodating large file shares can be integrated to ensure that your organization’s transfer to Office 365 is seamless.

2. Eliminating email downtime for good

In the era of the always-connected workplace, email downtime isn’t just inconvenient; it’s unacceptable. However, the demands of maintaining always-on email are both expensive and cumbersome, serving as a constant strain on the human resources and budgets of even the most experienced IT teams. Mimecast’s suite of Email Continuity Services are designed to remove this threat – even during a migration, and as standard offer a 100% SLA on email availability – both on PC and mobile devices, something unequalled in the industry. From access to email during outages (either from Outlook, mobile phone, or a web-based Mimecast Personal Portal) to continuity management, Mimecast ensures your email accounts are always up-to-date regardless of the technical difficulties that may arise.

3. Keeping your email security current and robust

To label the “call-and-response” world of email security an arms race is to undersell the situation. The constant flow of new threats and new solutions is overwhelming for everyone involved, and many high-level organizations are woefully underprepared for a serious targeted attack on their email servers. Everything from Spear Phishing to generic spam emails and malware links are an everyday concern for business leaders, but the extra hardware or budget to combat them head on can make it a difficult proposition.

Mimecast’s Secure Email Gateway offers a simple and affordable answer to all of those concerns, all built on the proven Mimecast platform. By crafting a zero-drag pass through gateway for all email in your organization, the Gateway serves as a broad and thorough security checkpoint designed to catch any threats to the integrity of your email infrastructure.

Why Softchoice likes Mimecast

We believe effective and powerful software platforms don’t need to be complex for front-end users, and we’re champions of streamlined and well-implemented design. Mimecast is truly a one-stop-shop type of platform, and considering the peace of mind a well-implemented email cloud platform will bring to an organization, we can’t recommend it highly enough. Your IT teams will thank you. Repeatedly!

The next step to bringing your email to the cloud

If you’re ready to move your organization’s email servers into a protected cloud environment with the help of Mimecast, contact your Softchoice Account Manager and ask about our exclusive MimecastONE Plan. You’ll be glad you did.

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