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London, U.K. – April 2nd, 2014 – Mimecast, the leading cloud email security, archiving and continuity service, has announced a major update to its Large File Send (LFS) service. The new version of LFS also allows a Mimecast customer to collaborate on a large file with a non-Mimecast customer, by opening a secure portal between the two parties. In addition, the service is now available to Mac users for the first time via a new native app, Mimecast for Mac.
Large File Send bypasses file size constraints imposed by Exchange Administrators, and the file size limitations of Office 365, by automatically routing large file attachments via the Mimecast service. LFS users can send attachments up to 2GB without leaving Outlook, or the new Mac app. All attachments are automatically anti-virus scanned and then checked against corporate data leak policies by the Mimecast service before sending. Files shared remain compliant with corporate IT policies and are protected, archived and fully discoverable on Mimecast’s cloud service at all times.
Large File Send eliminates a growing concern IT administrators have that end-users are increasingly turning to third-party cloud storage services outside their control as a means to send files exceeding network limitations. Doing this can put their organizations at higher risk of breaches in confidentiality, data security, and regulatory or compliance rules.
Orlando Scott-Cowley, Director of Technology Marketing at Mimecast, commented: “The ability to send and receive large files is becoming a battle ground between end-users and their IT departments. Users are creating larger and larger files and need to share them in order to do their job but IT teams want to control storage costs and traffic on their network so impose strict file size limitations. Before Large File Send, this drove end-users off the safety of the corporate network and onto cloud services that often violate corporate IT and even regulatory policy.”
He continued: “Mimecast Large File Send eliminates this problem. Once installed, users have no need, desire or excuse to circumvent corporate rules and put their corporate data or organization at risk. IT administrators can relax knowing they have regained control of the data and that their users have the functionality they want integrated into one, easy-to-use app. Everyone is happy. Everyone is safe.”
How it works
Files sent and received over Mimecast Large File Send are virus-scanned and checked against enterprise-defined rules for data leak prevention before being stored securely in the corporate email archive within Mimecast’s cloud platform. This allows for more rapid and uncompromised e-discovery and supports compliance with regulatory requirements as all enterprise data resides in a single archive. It also reduces the traffic over the corporate network caused by the sending and receiving of these large files – the file is saved once to the Mimecast cloud and shared from there, never hitting the corporate infrastructure. A video explaining the service can be seen here.
Sending large files securely
Receiving large files securely
Mimecast (www.mimecast.com) delivers cloud-based email management for Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Office 365, including archiving, continuity and security. By unifying disparate and fragmented email environments into one holistic solution that is always available from the cloud, Mimecast minimizes risk and reduces cost and complexity, while providing total end-to-end control of email. Founded in the United Kingdom in 2003, Mimecast serves more than 8,000 customers and 2 million users worldwide and has offices in Europe, North America, Africa, Australia and the Channel Islands.
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