Productivity, Migration

Empower Your Mobile Users with an Active Archive

An enterprise information archive should be much more than cheap storage and data resiliency, or place to hunt for (or lose) long forgotten evidence in the event of an eDiscovery case. In fact, the enterprise archive, be it for email, files or IM con…

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Office-365

Making Office 365 Even Better

Microsoft's recent earnings (Q1 FY15) highlighted the momentum of Office 365 we've been discussing on this blog for some time. The announcement revealed that commercial Office and Office 365 boosted Microsoft's cloud revenues by 128% to $952 million.…

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Security

Target Breach One Year On: Email Is at the Heart of Supply Chain Security

One year after the Target data breach, there’s never been a better time to consider how vital email security is to maintain the sanctity of the supply chain. Email, by its very nature, directly connects companies large and small together creating opp…

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Security

Four Things Security Professionals May Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Delivering secure IT systems to users and the enterprise doesn’t often get the thanks and praise it deserves. I know from first-hand experience that in the world of IT admins there’s often a lot of complaining when a system doesn’t work, but rarely a…

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Office-365

Microsoft Azure Outage: A Reminder That All Cloud Services Need Backup

Last week Microsoft Azure suffered a major outage, disrupting many enterprises worldwide that had shifted their workloads to Microsoft’s public cloud, including companies who have upgraded to Office 365. The cloud skeptics are already gathering to te…

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Productivity

UK Channel Awards Success: Why Mimecast’s Cloud Heritage Helps Our Partners Stand Out

Mimecast is channel focused and our partners are critical to our achievements as a fast-growth technology company. This is why we were particularly delighted to be named Cloud Specialist Vendor of the Year at last week’s CRN Channel Awards. This reco…

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Productivity

Mimecast Takes Home Gold at the Midmarket CIO Forum

I recently attended the Midmarket CIO Forum in Tucson, AZ, a three-day event for IT executives and solution providers. CIOs attending the event were asked to pick a Vendor Excellence award-winner within six categories, based on strategy and innovatio…

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Productivity, Security

Gartner Symposium ITXpo: Driving Digital Business

Next week the Gartner Symposium ITXpo kicks off in Barcelona, with the theme of 'driving digital business'.Mimecast will be joining a host of technology leaders at the event to share our perspective on how IT is being redefined in the era of cloud se…

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Archiving

Let the Cloud Relieve Your Legacy Archive Headache

On-premises email and data archives are a growing challenge to organizations looking to reduce costs and management complexity. Cloud archiving alternatives offer a compelling opportunity to remove the management headaches and deliver a secure, resil…

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Security

Why Wasn’t the Internet Designed to Be More Secure?

I wasn't there myself, but I heard from colleagues that Tim Berners-Lee (the originator of the WWW) keynoted at London's IP EXPO Europe show earlier this month. He was asked why security wasn't considered more in the beginning of the Internet.This go…

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Security

Old World Risk Practice Stays True for Cloud

Using the cloud to improve business agility is de rigueur but how can IT become more agile without sacrificing the information assurance holy trinity of confidentiality, integrity and availability?My answer to this perceived quandary is based on the …

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Security

Information on the POODLE vulnerability

Update January 2015: Mimecast does not support web browser access over SSLv3 and we use an implementation of TLS that properly validates TLS padding. This prevents both the SSLv3 and TLS version of the POODLE vulnerability from being exploited on ou…

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Security

Can Services Like Dropbox Make the Enterprise Grade On Security?

Consumer file sharing services in the cloud like Dropbox are popular but they do raise security concerns if they are used at work.Yesterday’s media storm about the apparent leak of Dropbox customer credentials highlights two things. Firstly that ever…

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Security

Protect Against Targeted Attacks Webinar - The Highlights

First of all, I’d like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who attended Tuesday’s Mimecast webinar featuring Forrester on ‘Protecting Against Targeted Attacks’.The interest has been huge, and we’ve made the recording of the session available here. W…

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Security

IP EXPO 2014: When Reality Will Trump Hype

The hot topic this week in London at IP EXPO Europe 2014 will not be Big Data. Twelve months seems a short time, but a lot has happened since IP EXPO 2013.As we mentioned on this blog last month, the landscape has shifted fundamentally. Real jobs, re…

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Productivity

Top Priorities for CIOs over the next Year

We've come a long way on the timeline of enterprise information security. About ten years ago we’d finally become used to the idea of a second firewall upgrade and were thinking about dedicated security teams and policies that had a reach much farthe…

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Security

Forrester and Mimecast Webinar: Protecting Against Targeted Attacks

As the torrent of malicious content and spam moved away from our enterprise inboxes to more consumer and social platforms, we were perhaps lulled into a false sense that we’d finally beaten the spam problem.But this simply isn't the case. The risks t…

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Security

Feeling Insecure About Security

Earlier this month, as you've no doubt heard, a batch of private pictures of celebrities were circulated widely on the Internet, having been either leaked or stolen from a storage medium the celebrities considered private and trustworthy. On the theo…

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Continuity

Six Email Continuity Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them

The 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season is in full swing through November, putting your organization – and mission-critical systems, like email – at sudden risk of exposure to tropical storms, floods and fires.Ask yourself: When was the last time you test…

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Productivity

Big Data: Focus and Practicality Now Vital

It's been years in the making and has had its fair share of media hype, but according to Gartner's August 'Hype Cycle Special Report for 2014' the concept of Big Data has now entered its aptly named 'Trough of Disillusionment'. And it's not Gartner a…

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Continuity

The Dangers of Convenience

We live in an always-on, digital world. Information is at our fingertips. Mobile devices are pervasive.Interactive websites, allowing users to comment on posts, and social networking are de rigueur. All these things encourage us to consume—and share—…

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Security

Welcome to Number 10. Mimecast Presents to UK Prime Minister and Guests

- Protect their organization by improving email and data security from the growing volume and sophistication of security threats they face every day. - Ensure their business carries on when the primary email service is out of action with our continui…

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Migration, Office-365

Graymail – Mail That You Want, but Just Not in Your Inbox Right Now

The mail you want, but just not right now. Seems like an odd way to talk about email, either you want it or you don’t. For years we’ve been talking about the unwanted types of email, like spam, that have grown to be a pest, but which have largely bee…

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Security

Don’t Risk Corporate Data: Three Steps to Take Back Control of File Sharing

Bring your own device (BYOD) has redefined the way we work. It allows us to work from any device and access corporate files and networks from anywhere. Now we also have bring your own cloud (BYOC). Workers are using the device and cloud service prov…

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Security

Goodbye Facebook! We Barely Noticed You Were There!

A bit less than four years ago, Facebook decided to get into the email business. I wrote a blog entry at the time, warning it a bit about what it was getting into. I warned it about the technical complexities of email, and the pitfalls that…

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Office-365

Yesterday’s Microsoft Outage Shows Value of Contingency Planning

Yesterday Microsoft confirmed it had an email outage on Exchange Online and Office 365. But they are not the only ones to have experienced this problem.  Their cloud competitors like Google and even Facebook have had the same problems in the las…

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Migration

When Two Clouds Are Better than One

Office 365 is more than fulfilling the potential we explored on this blog in March. According to Microsoft Corporate Vice President Jeff Teper, at the recent SharePoint 2014 conference, Microsoft’s Office 365 has completed its 18th consecutive quarte…

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Productivity, Security

The Power of Corporate Memory – Is the Legal Profession Ready?

I ran a panel session last week at the Legal Week Strategic Technology Forum on ‘Information Governance Best Practice’. I wanted to explore how concerned legal CIOs are about security threats and spear phishing in particular. Also, how on top of comp…

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Productivity, Security

Information Governance Best Practice in Legal – How Do We Get Lawyers to Change?

Here at the Legal Week Strategic Technology Forum this week I've been listening to, and participating in, various panel discussions around what constitutes good information governance in the legal industry. This does seem to be a particular challenge…

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Office-365

Announcing Mimecast’s Office 365 Information Hub

Today we’re pleased to announce the launch of our new Office 365 information hub. The hub is a collection of Office 365 case studies, videos, white papers and articles for those considering a move to Office 365. The information will be kept up-to-dat…

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Security

Another Day Another Breach - eBay…Now Office

eBay seems to be coping with the hack of its user database. Weeks on from the announcement that its user database had been breached and we’re seeing millions of users change their passwords after receiving notifications from the online auction giant.…

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Migration

Mimecast Partner Awards 2014 – Winners Celebrate

Mimecast Partner Awards 2014 winner’s photo, left-to-right: Malcolm Tinkler, Mimecast; Matthew Helling, Softcat; Paul Treacy, IT Lab; Nessa Lynchehaun, Mimecast and Pat Foyle, Kelway. Last week saw two of the biggest events in our UK channel world - …

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Security

eBay - A Trophy Hack?

The news over the last week confirmed that eBay has been hacked. Media comments suggest that upwards of 145 million users have had their account details, including passwords and personal information, stolen.According to reports, the story starte…

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Migration

Ding! Ding! Seconds Out! (Nearly)

After months of training, sweat, tears, blood, protein shakes and ill-fitting gym shorts it’s nearly here. Sam ‘Baby-faced Assassin’ Oliver is hours from stepping into the ring to represent Mimecast at the 2014 CRN Fight Night tonight in London. So h…

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Continuity, Migration

Dealing with the File Sharing Menace – Join the Discussion

When Bloor’s ‘Taking control of file sharing services’ white paper was made public on this blog last month we were pleased it became a hot topic in numerous conversations with customers and prospects planning their file sharing strategy. As predicted…

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Security

Pain in the Archive? Not with Mimecast and Nuix

You would be hard-pressed to find a CIO that does not understand the importance of archiving company data. Beyond just records management and compliance, archived data serves as a critical piece of an organization’s corporate memory and identity. And…

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Protecting Yourself from Phishing Doesn't Have to Be That Hard

I just read in Computer Weekly and Computing about the BBC’s method of dealing with phishing attacks. The articles were based on a keynote presentation by David Jones, Head of Information Security at the BBC at InfoSec. His experience of how challeng…

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Security

Security Rebaked: The Layer Cake

Anti-virus is dead, endpoint protection has ended and perimeters have perished. Over recent weeks, a new narrative has emerged from the ashes of the traditional security blueprint. It was typified by the huge banners hanging outside InfoSec last week…

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Security

Mimecast’s Email Security Highly Commended by SC Awards

Last week, Mimecast was thrilled to be recognized at the 2014 SC Magazine Awards Europe ceremony for our Email Security service. The judges, drawn from the senior ranks of the information security profession based on their experience and impartiality…

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Security

The In-security of Infosecurity

Infosecurity Europe has packed its bags and left Earls Court for the last time. Next year’s show will move back to Olympia, later in the year on 2nd to 4th June. I posted a couple of blog posts from the show this week which focused on the main themes…

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Security

The Rise and Rise of Targeted Threats

At Infosecurity Europe this year, it’s an interesting time. The idea of cloud services has become ubiquitous, which means there’s little need to talk about it, at least not in the way it’s been positioned over the last few years. It leaves the way op…

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Security

InfoSec 2014: a New Chapter for the Security Industry

2014 is the last year Infosecurity Europe will be hosted in Earls Court, London. Next year it moves to a brand new venue – Olympia, London. So it's somewhat fitting that this year’s show heralds a shift in the trends, buzz words and tone. No longer i…

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Security

New Mimecast Service Disarms Spear Phishing Threat

Spear phishing is the new frontline in the battle to protect enterprise systems and data. As security scanning or gateway security services like ours have made it hard for traditional spam or phishing attacks to target businesses, the offenders are n…

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Security

Choosing an Enterprise-class File Sharing Service

Online file sharing services, which were initially developed to share personal files with friends and family, have spilled over into the workplace.  Office workers turned to these services as their corporate email systems limited the size of att…

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Productivity

London Marathon 2014 – a Great Day for a Great Cause

After months of training during one of the UK’s wettest and windiest winters on record, I'm proud to announce that nine of us here at Mimecast successfully completed the London Marathon on Sunday the 13th April. The weather was sublime and even thoug…

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Productivity

Stop Your Cloud File Sharing Menace Once and for All

IT teams around the world know significant amounts of valuable corporate data are leaving their organization every day. They often can’t be sure where it’s going. They can’t be sure what it is. But they know who’s doing it. Is this the work of shadow…

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Security

Mimecast Confirms Services Are Unaffected by Heartbleed Bug

Mimecast can confirm that its services are secure and unaffected now, and in the past, by the recently reported OpenSSL vulnerability known as the Heartbleed Bug or officially CVE-2014-0160. Mimecast has never used OpenSSL to provide TLS/SSL encrypt…

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Security

Mimecast services now for enterprise Mac users. Plus an upgrade to Large File Send

Today we’re pleased to unveil both a new Mimecast for Mac nativeapp and a major upgrade to our popular Large File Send (LFS) service. Mimecast for Mac We know that today’s office has a mixture of PCs, Macs and mobile devices, and IT managers often ha…

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Continuity

How to Deal with Regulatory Compliance

This week, I will be attending the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) in Austin, Texas. Myself, and fellow Mimecast team members, will be meeting with a host of Exchange administrators, IT directors, managers, visionaries and all-round email-savvy i…

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Migration

Mimecast Awarded 5-Star Rating by CRN. Why the U.S. Channel Program is Having a Standout Year

Mimecast has been awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2014 Partner Program Guide for the second consecutive year. This annual guide recognizes the best channel partner programs in the market based on features including partner profitability, marketing pro…

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Security

Three Predictions for the Future of the Web

The World Wide Web (WWW) celebrated its 25th anniversary on March 12th. This event got me thinking: the Internet and the WWW have already transformed the world in many ways – some predictable, some not – but what’s in store for the next 25 years…

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New Mimecast Fight Night Contender Thirsty for Revenge

For weeks, Mimecast’s 2014 CRN Fight Night fighter, Sam ‘Baby-faced Assassin’ Oliver has teased the channel world. Less than an hour after CRN announced the Fight Night 2014 opponents, he was overheard at a Mimecast Partner Education Day saying that …

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Security

Happy 25th Birthday World Wide Web. The Next 25 Years Are Looking Good – Mostly

The World Wide Web turns 25 today, and since its invention by Tim Berners-Lee, we have experienced tremendous social, personal and cultural shifts in how we share, access and consume information. These changes will be dwarfed by what the next 25 year…

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Security

The Road to Office 365 – It’s Not ‘If’ but ‘When’ and ‘How’

If there’s one thing we can be sure about it’s that, at some point in the future, almost nobody will manage mailboxes on premises.  The dominant players look like being Microsoft with Office 365 and Google with Google Apps, though of course othe…

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Security

Mimecast Celebrates Recognition by The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2014

On the 2nd March, The Sunday Times in the UK published its annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For 2014. This was the first year we’ve been listed and we’re proud to place 43rd in the ‘Mid Company’ category. If you’d like to take a look at …

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Security

Three Ways Healthcare Providers Can Stop Worrying About Email Security

Risk management concerns cause many healthcare organizations to neglect using email as a communication platform. In the U.S., these concerns are heightened by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Protected Health Inform…

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Productivity

Sean Broderick Named a CRN Channel Chief for Second Consecutive Year

For the second year in a row, our very own Sean Broderick, director of U.S. channels, has been named one of CRN’s 2014 Channel Chiefs. We couldn’t be more proud of Sean and his team when it comes to driving our channel success and awareness in the U.…

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Migration

Business and Personal Email: Not the Same Privacy Game

I was delighted to be asked this week to contribute to TechRadar – in case you didn’t see the article, you can find it here. In it, I explored the differences between privacy of work and personal emails. Conscious that some of our blog readers m…

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Security, Office-365

“Email Is an Old Technology, with Lots of Legacy Problems. It’s Time to Start over with Something New.” Oh Really?

It’s that time again. It seems to come around at least a few times a year. Time to question if there’s life left in the old email dog. The first time I heard the death of email predicted was in 1980, as a graduate student in Computer Science at Carne…

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Security

Mimecast Named Softchoice Cloud Vendor of the Year After Topping Million Dollar Threshold

Mimecast was named Softchoice’s “Cloud Super Category Vendor of the Year” at the North American Solutions and Services provider’s annual Launch conference in Toronto. Michael Kane, Softchoice’s director of business development for Softchoice Cloud an…

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Productivity

Inbox Zero: Plotting a Route to Less Stress

I was intrigued to see that someone named the fourth week in January, 'Clean Out Your Inbox Week'. This was an initiative aimed at helping employees take control of their inbox and reduce email overload. Ever expanding inboxes are something we all ha…

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Productivity

Smart Move Plucking New Microsoft CEO from the Cloud

It doesn't come as too much of a surprise because he’s a known quantity within Microsoft circles and has a proven track record of success in previous roles.  The Microsoft I’ve always known likes to promote from within. More than that, it sends …

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Productivity

2014: Cloud’s Victory Procession?

We've only been in the New Year a few weeks and it’s quickly becoming clear that 2014 is the year of the cloud. Even the committed laggards or cloud refuseniks are being compelled to move some services into the cloud. But you would expect us to say t…

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Paying Tribute to Our Mimecast Trainers – 1000 times over

We just passed a major landmark with our 1000th global customer training session – an achievement that our team of trainers are very proud of. Our devoted team of expert trainers has taught more than 9000 individuals in 29 cities across the world wit…

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