2019 State of Email Security Report
Actionable steps to improve your organization’s email security and cyber resilience.
Simplify email discovery with Mimecast.
Email discovery is a critical business capability today. As the central repository of communication for your organization, email plays a central role in demonstrating compliance with regulations, meeting disclosure requirements and responding to litigation. Your email discovery technology must easily manage and enforce data retention policies, provide data assurance and produce specific email content when needed.
Traditional solutions for email discovery involve labor-intensive tools for setting policies, retaining email and searching archives. With Mimecast Enterprise Information Archiving, you'll significantly reduce the cost1 and complexity of managing email discovery for compliance, litigation hold and case management requirements and avoid the risks of failing to produce information as required by law.
With Mimecast Enterprise Information Archiving, critical corporate information is combined into a single, central cloud-based email data store that's easily searchable by administrators, cutting search times from days to seconds.
To support email discovery, Mimecast Enterprise Information Archiving provides:
With Mimecast, email discovery is supported by an industry-leading solution for email archiving. Mimecast Enterprise Information Archiving provides a highly-scalable and resilient email infrastructure, combining automated tools for administrators with fast access to email data for employees.
Mimecast's email archive solution provides:
Learn more about email discovery with Mimecast and about Mimecast solutions for email archiving for Office 365.
What is email discovery?
Email discovery is the process in which email is located, collected, reviewed and presented for use as evidence in legal proceedings. Email discovery as part of the eDiscovery process, which also concerns electronically stored information (ESI) in many other forms, including text and SMS messages, social media, documents, spreadsheets, instant messages and more.
How does email discovery work?
At the beginning of a lawsuit, lawyers representing litigants will determine a scope for email discovery to identify the relevant email messages and place them on legal hold, during which they cannot be altered, deleted or destroyed. Once an email discovery request has been issued, a company must present to the court all relevant email along with other ESI for collection and analysis.
What are the challenges of email discovery?
Managing the demands of email discovery can be a costly and time-consuming. Challenges include:
What are best practices for email discovery?
Best practices for email discovery include:
What capabilities are required in email discovery solutions?
When choosing an email archive to support email discovery, choose solutions that provide: