The challenge of a hybrid migration to Office 365
A hybrid migration to Office 365 from Microsoft Exchange presents several critical risks that your IT team must manage for a successful transition.
A hybrid migration to Office 365 means your email systems will rely on multiple environments for a period of time. Managing different platforms simultaneously can be difficult and time-consuming for your IT team as they work to consistently apply policies across the hybrid environment. Security may be at risk as well, as multiple platforms may not apply security policies uniformly and sensitive data may be inadvertently leaked. Inconsistent retention of email across hybrid environments may lead to legal problems and compliance issues. While ensuring uninterrupted access to email is tough enough, delivering continuity over hybrid environments is even more complex.
Mimecast can help to protect a hybrid migration to Office 365 by simplifying management, adding critical security defenses, making it easier to manage retention policies and ensuring that employees have continuous access to email throughout all Exchange to Office 365 migration steps.
Mimecast's solutions for hybrid migration to Office 365
Mimecast offers an all-in-one subscription service for email security, archiving and continuity that provides all the tools you need to manage a smooth and successful hybrid migration to Office 365.
Mimecast provides a central cloud archive where data from multiple systems can be encrypted and held with tamper-proof chains of custody, helping to heighten security, protect against data loss and make it easier to consistently apply security and archiving policies throughout your hybrid migration to Office 365.
Mimecast can also provide invaluable assistance for other kinds of migration, including cutover migrations or an Office 365 staged migration.
Benefits of Mimecast's services for hybrid migration to Office 365
To support your hybrid migration to Office 365, Mimecast services can deliver:
- Easier management. Mimecast improves corporate data protection during a hybrid migration to Office 365 by making it easier to manage combinations of platforms and apply the same security retention policies to data throughout the organization.
- Tighter security. Mimecast security services deliver organization-wide protection during migration to defend against malware, spam and advanced threats like spear-phishing.
- Continuous availability. To ensure that users have continuous access to their email during a hybrid migration to Office 365, Mimecast provides a continuity solution with a 100% service availability SLA that ensures email uptime even during planned and unplanned outages.
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