Mimecast wins Best of SaaS Showplace Award

    Mimecast®, an enterprise email management company offering SaaS-based email security, continuity, policy control and archiving, today announced that it had been named the latest winner of the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards program by THINKstrategies, Inc., the leading strategic consulting company focused on the business implications of the on-demand services market. The award is aimed at promoting the measurable business benefits being delivered by today's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.  The BoSS Awards is an ongoing program which recognizes SaaS companies that are producing tangible business benefits for specific user organizations. These benefits can include increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations and greater profitability. Mimecast is a SaaS-based Unified Email Management (UEM) company which provides cloud-based email security, continuity, policy control and archiving which requires no customer hardware, software or capital expense.

    The typical stack of email technologies; gateways, anti-spam systems, email archives, continuity facilities, email marketing, policy control and virus protection, are all replaced by the Mimecast service, hosted in the cloud. The following are examples of Mimecasts’s measurable business benefits:

    • Altour, one of the largest travel companies in the U.S., avoided spending more than $75,000 on additional email back-up hardware by deploying the Mimecast solution.
    • The Boston Celtics reduced the administrative time spent on email management by 5x and its overall email management operating costs by 25%.
    • Brown & Brown Protector Insurance Plans reduced the time it spend to complete e-Discovery queries from 8 hours to only 90 minutes. Its team can now retrieve archived email 5x faster, and has improved data integrity 100 percent.
    • Permanent General, an auto insurance provider, saves $100,000 annually using the Mimecast UEM solution.
    • Rockline Industries, a manufacturer of private label coffee filters and baby wipes, has saved 75% of the projected cost of multiple on-premise point solutions.
    • The University of Tennessee Medical Center has reduced its email costs by 60 percent, and has gained additional disaster recovery and policy management capabilities.

    It is for these reasons that Mimecast has been named a Best of SaaS Showplace Award winner. A summary of the company's winning BoSS Award submission can be found at www.saas-showplace.com/awardSummary.php?key=817

    “We are very pleased to be recognized by the SaaS Showplace for the business value of our solutions,” said Mary Kay Roberto, Mimecast’s SVP and General Manager, North America. “More than 3,000 companies around the world have replaced multiple, on-premise point solutions with Mimecast subscriptions in order to significantly reduce the risk, complexity and overall cost of email management while enhancing email management functionality in inbound and outbound security, continuity, archiving and eDiscovery. This added functionality helps businesses proactively address increasing industry regulations and concerns around data retention management thereby making SaaS a strategic investment for present and future IT operations.”

    "Email is a pivotal part of the day-to-day operations of nearly every information-driven organization today,” stated Jeffrey M. Kaplan, the founder of the SaaS Showplace and Managing Director of THINKstrategies, the strategic consulting firm which conceived and administers the Showplace. "Mimecast enables organizations of all sizes to more cost-effectively safeguard the valuable data associated with their daily email activities in order to meet escalating regulatory and legal requirements."

    A list of previous winners of the BoSS Awards can be found at www.saas-showplace.com/registerforbossaward.html.  Based on the success of the BoSS Awards program which focuses on SaaS solutions,

    THINKstrategies has launched the Cloud Computing Business Value (CCBV) Awards program to recognize companies which are delivering Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions producing measurable business benefits for their customers. For more information regarding the CCBV Awards, go to www.thinkstrategies.com/cloudcomputingawards.html.

    About the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards The BoSS Award program is an ongoing initiative to identify and promote SaaS, and 'cloud computing', companies which are offering on-demand solutions which are generating measurable business benefits for their customers. BoSS awards nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis, and more than one winner can be awarded in each SaaS Showplace Application, Industry and Enabling Technology Supplier category. For more information or to nominate a BoSS award winner, go to http://www.saas-showplace.com/registerforbossaward.htm

    About the SaaS Showplace Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Showplace® is a service of THINKstrategies, Inc. This Showplace was established in 2006 to provide the following benefits,

    • Give enterprise decision-makers a quick directory of the leading SaaS providers and a convenient source of valuable insight regarding SaaS trends.
    • Give SaaS providers a targeted tool to increase their visibility among enterprise decision-makers, and gain access to key enabling technology suppliers.
    • Give enabling technology suppliers a specialized platform to increase industry awareness regarding their SaaS solutions.

    The SaaS Showplace is now the largest and highest ranked, vendor-independent, online directory and resource center of industry best practices in the SaaS market. For more information, go to www.saas-showplace.com

    About THINKstrategies, Inc. THINKstrategies, Inc. is the only strategic consulting services company formed specifically to address the unprecedented business challenges facing IT managers, solutions providers and investors today as the technology industry shifts toward a services orientation. THINKstrategies' mission is to help our clients re-THINK their corporate strategies, and refocus their limited resources to achieve their business objectives. THINKstrategies helps enterprise decision-makers with their sourcing strategies, IT solutions providers with their marketing strategies, and VCs with their investment strategies. In addition to the Software-as-a-Service Showplace, THINKstrategies is also the founder of the Managed Services Showplace, a vendor-independent, online directory and information resource center of managed service solutions. For more information regarding THINKstrategies' unique consulting services, visit www.thinkstrategies.com, or contact us at info@thinkstrategies.com.


    About Mimecast

    Mimecast delivers cloud-based email management for Microsoft Exchange, 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 approximately 4,000 customers worldwide and has offices in Europe, North America, Africa and the Channel Islands

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