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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