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 have to battle to support the same level of email continuity and security, as well as archive access across all these platforms. With this in mind, we developed the new Mimecast for Mac app – it delivers the capabilities and ease of use previously only available to customers using Microsoft Outlook for Windows or the Mimecast web portal.
The new native app allows Mac users to search their personal email archive, effectively manage their spam and gain access to their full email account when Exchange goes down – enabling them to continue working normally. And, to help ease the burden on over-stretched IT administrators, Mac users can now be managed alongside existing Windows users from within the same central Mimecast Administration Console making their integration seamless and straight-forward. A video explaining the Mimecast for Mac app can be found here.
Large File Send Upgrade – Enabling Secure Collaboration
LFS allows users to send files up to 2GB securely and directly from within Outlook or the new Mimecast for Mac app. It’s a simple matter of attaching the large file as normal and pressing send – Mimecast does the rest.
Before this, file size limitations put in place on Exchange by the administrator or by Office 365 made this difficult. To send large files, users were often forced to leave the safety of the corporate network by resorting to consumer file sending services in the cloud. Alternatively, IT administrators had to invest in complex and expensive specialist equipment on their network. Users became frustrated and their productivity was impacted. LFS puts a stop to that.
Today’s update makes it possible for the recipient of a large file sent by LFS to work on it and then use the same service to send it back securely, whether they are a Mimecast customer or not.
LFS enables collaboration on files, even when the recipient is not a Mimecast customer. They can send files back to the originator by simply dragging and dropping the files into a secure portal. The originator is then notified that new files are available to download. The shared files remain secure, on the Mimecast archive, and anti-virus and content-scanned throughout. Once the large file exchange is complete, the link expires.
IT administrators value the service because it also means, aside from the file remaining safe on the corporate archive at all times and subject to their security and content controls, it completely bypasses their infrastructure. It doesn’t impact network performance or weigh down email servers. It sits in the Mimecast cloud and is shared from there.
In addition, the new version of LFS features an improved user interface and offers the sender the option to turn off or on the access code required to download the file.
LFS gives users the functionality they need to perform their daily tasks and IT departments can rest easy knowing they are back in control of valuable corporate data. We think that makes everyone a winner.
If you’d like to find out more about the new version of LFS, a video explaining the service can be found here.
Both the new Mimecast for Mac app and upgraded version of LFS are available now.