2019 State of Email Security Report
Actionable steps to improve your organization’s email security and cyber resilience.
Sending large files via email creates problems for IT.
Sending large files via email puts a real strain on email servers and IT teams. As the average file size of presentations, videos, images and other documents continues to grow, sending large files via email becomes next to impossible. Email sent with large attachments can quickly clog up inboxes and degrade the performance of email servers, which is why most IT teams place strict file size limits on email attachments.
While these restrictions may protect system performance, they severely limit user productivity. Users need the ability to share large files with colleagues outside the organization as part of their day-to-day workflow. Whenemailing large files is impossible, users are likely to use third-party file sharing services to meet their needs. But because these organizations can't offer the same level of security and protection against data leaks, content being shared is exposed to greater risk.
To resolve the dilemma over sending large files via email, Mimecast provides an easy-to-use solution for big file sharing that meets the needs of users and IT administrators alike.
Large File Send is Mimecast's simple solution for sending large files via email. With Mimecast, users can send files up to 2 GB in size from their standard mail box application, but the messages are of email servers in order to improve performance of email infrastructure. Files remain subject to all security, DLP and archiving policies, helping to support audit, e-discovery and compliance requirements for email. In order to provide superior security, large files never leave Mimecast's secure and encrypted cloud.
When sending large files via email, users simply create a new email, attach a file and press Send. Messages may be sent with secure email options that include encryption, optional access keys, automated download notifications and custom expiration dates.
When sending large files via email, messages and attachments are securely uploaded to the Mimecast cloud, where they are checked for malware and potential data leaks before being stored in a secure AES encrypted archive. The message recipient receives a notification with instructions about how to log into the Mimecast secure web portal to download the file. Recipients may also receive instructions for how to send a large file back to the original sender, creating a bi-directional secure document exchange.
Learn more about sending large files via email with Mimecast.