The State of Email Security Report
Actionable steps to improve your organization’s email security and cyber resilience.
Reduce cost and complexity of email backup.
Email is the primary form of business communication today, making an email backup solution an essential piece of business infrastructure. Your email backup must serve many purposes – from demonstrating compliance to fulfilling litigation hold requests to providing access to the information employees need to be productive.
But traditional on-premises email backup systems are increasingly costly and complex to manage, consuming far more resources and IT staff time than most organizations can afford – especially considering the many other strategic IT priorities that also need attention.
Mimecast provides cloud-based email management with all the email backup power you need, along with email security and email continuity solutions in an all-in-one cloud platform – for a fraction of the cost of traditional email backup technology.
Mimecast Cloud Archive for Email is a highly-scalable and resilient email backup and archiving solution combining automated tools for administrators with fast access to data for employees. Cloud Archive for Email uses multiple collection points – including journal, gateway and synchronization technologies – to keep a copy of the original email, detailed meta-data, and a copy of the email if it was changed through policy enforcement. All inbound, outbound and internal email can be archived for instant searching by administrators and employees, radically simplifying email backup.
Mimecast's cloud email archiving software provides:
With this Mimecast solution, you can also archive file data and Lync IM conversations.
Your email backup solution must ensure continuous access to the vital information within your email system. Mimecast's email management technology includes security and email continuity solutions for this. Mimecast Email Security defends against advanced security threats and data loss, while Mimecast Mailbox Continuity ensures uninterrupted access to email during outages and planned downtime.
Learn more about email backup with Mimecast, and about email archiving in Office 365.
What is an email backup?
An email backup is a copy of a set of emails that can be recovered when original emails are destroyed or deleted. An email backup is a form of data protection that secures email data by saving it to another storage device. When email is lost because of accidental deletion, data corruption, theft or a ransomware attack, email data can be recovered from the email backup and original versions of email can be restored.
What’s the difference between an email backup and an email archive?
An email backup is a copy of original email, which makes it possible to recover data if an email has been corrupted or lost due to human error, hardware failure, malicious acts or disaster. An archive, on the other hand, is a collection of original email that has been moved to a different storage system for long-term retention and future reference. Archives help to reduce the cost of backups by minimizing the volume of email that must be regularly backed up. By moving email off of high-performance primary servers to lower-cost secondary storage, archives also help to reduce the cost of storage infrastructure while reducing the strain on primary email servers.
What are the benefits of email backup?
Advantages of a robust email backup system include:
Can you recover deleted emails from an email backup?
A superior email backup system will allow users to quickly and easily recover email that has been permanently deleted from a mailbox. In contrast, recovering permanently deleted emails from platforms such as Gmail or Office 365 is more time-consuming and may not be possible at all.
What are important email backup capabilities?
An email backup system should offer: