What is exchange migration?
Exchange migration is the process of migrating email to or from Microsoft Exchange. It’s a difficult and sometimes hazardous task, but Exchange migration tools from Mimecast helps minimize risk.
Email migration is always a risky venture. Data can easily be lost in the process. Email security may be dropped during the transition, exposing your organization to spam, malware, and advanced threats. Migration can also reduce productivity as email systems go offline for periods of time, causing frustration and impeding work. To minimize disruption, your email management teams may conduct migration during off hours, extending migration timeframes and increasing costs.
Choosing exchange migration tools for your businesses
With Mimecast’s Exchange migration tools, you can provide employees with uninterrupted access to email services during migration, while also consistently applying security and archiving policies across both your existing and new email environment. And by significantly reducing the time required to migrate mailboxes, Mimecast’s Exchange migration tools let you reduce costs and minimize the drain on IT resources.
Secure your exchange migration with Mimecast
Migrating email data to or from your Microsoft Exchange email server poses a complex and risky challenge.
An Exchange migration can be very time-consuming and costly. There’s a high risk valuable or sensitive data will be corrupted or lost, which may trigger significant financial and legal consequences. A migration often involves planned downtime as well, frustrating employees and damaging productivity. And maintaining data integrity and avoiding duplication during an Exchange migration is more difficult than ever today, as email data tends to reside in a variety of different types of storage solutions.
Mimecast email management tools simplify and secure an Exchange migration by ensuring continuous access to email data during downtime, protecting email from advanced threats, and ensuring data integrity during the transition.
A fast and safe exchange migration
Mimecast’s unified email management system combines email security, continuity and archiving services so your Microsoft Exchange migration is simple, safe and remarkably fast.
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway secures data during email migration with advanced protection against spear-phishing and zero-day attacks, as well as SLAs for 100% anti-malware protection and an email spam filter that blocks 99% of spam with 0.0001% false positives. Ultimate visibility and control enable administrators to rapidly and consistently apply policies across the organization to protect email data and email privacy during migration.
Mimecast Enterprise Information Archiving provides a highly-scalable cloud archive to protect against data loss during an Exchange migration. Triplicate copies of each email are stored in multiple geographically-dispersed data centers. Rapid search and retrieval enables employees and administrators to find any archived email within seconds. Mimecast’s archive also provides comprehensive support for compliance, e-discovery and litigation requests.
Mimecast Mailbox Continuity delivers uninterrupted access to live and historic email and attachments during an Exchange migration. Employees access email from anywhere, on any device, with zero disruption to their workflow. Instant failover and failback reduce RPO and RTO for email to near zero, and automatic synchronization of mailboxes after the Exchange migration is over eliminates confusion without draining IT resources.
Benefits of Mimecast’s exchange migration tools
With Exchange migration tools from Mimecast, you can:
- Prevent data loss during migration
- Continue to enforce security and archiving policies
- Reduce project timeframes
- Minimize the load on Exchange
- Provide users with bottomless mailboxes
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Exchange Migration FAQs
How does Exchange migration work?
A properly executed Exchange migration will move all email functionality as well as all existing email content to or from an Exchange server. This can be a very risky process because data loss and security breaches are possible. Organizations that are conducting an Exchange migration should enlist the assistance of an email security leader like Mimecast.
What are the benefits of Exchange migration?
There are several benefits of migrating your email server to the cloud –
- Better Security and Compliance
- Enhanced Collaboration Between Employees
How to do an Exchange migration?
Conducting an Exchange migration can be a complex process that requires careful planning and execution. A properly executed migration should minimize downtime and ensure continuity of business operations while migrating mailboxes, contacts, calendars, and other data.
Organizations should be aware that the exact migration process can vary depending on the specific version of Exchange as well as the email platform that is being migrated to/from. The size and complexity of an organization’s IT infrastructure can also have a large impact.
The bottom line is that when planning for an Exchange migration, organizations should seek the help of email software and email security experts to assist in the migration process.