Brown Rudnick LLP improves efficiency and consolidates IT costs with Mimecast

    Newton, Mass. – Mimecast, a holistic email management company offering SaaS-based email archiving, continuity and security, today announced that international law firm Brown Rudnick LLP has quickly achieved the benefits of SaaS email management with a 60 percent reduction in IT costs. As an early adopter of SaaS email management, Brown Rudnick implemented Mimecast’s Unified Email Management service across six offices worldwide, enabling a holistic, unified approach to managing data leak prevention (DLP), email archiving and security for legal compliance and eDiscovery.

    Mimecast replaced Brown Rudnick’s distributed email environment, which ran four different applications for email security, data leak protection, spam filtering and virus protection. As the firm continued to expand, its existing email management approach became too complex and expensive for maintaining servers at offices throughout the world. Mimecast’s SaaS offering addressed the firm’s initiative to implement a cost-effective, robust solution that would keep the firm at the forefront of data security, and eDiscovery archiving techniques.

    “Mimecast provides increased functionality and lower overhead,” said Jim Darsigny, IT director for Boston-based Brown Rudnick. “Even if we had only eliminated just one of our four in-house email programs, Mimecast has already paid for itself. Add to that a 40 percent improvement in infrastructure efficiency since Mimecast’s SaaS solution requires zero hardware investment.”

    According to the research group Gartner, “All companies should be doing some kind of e-mail archiving, and for companies looking to capture and save everything, with limited or no mailbox management requirements, a hosted solution may be more cost-effective than an in-house solution.”1

    “Holistic email management addresses the barriers that IT departments in companies like Brown Rudnick are facing today such as managing crucial email more cost effectively, securely and efficiently.  Mimecast’s SaaS approach to email management makes email more useful and productive as a business tool while consolidating the current email infrastructure,” said Mary Kay Roberto, senior vice president and general manager of Mimecast North America. “IT departments are being asked to manage multi-year email archiving for eDiscovery needs stemming from potential litigation. The growth of SaaS-based services for email archiving, continuity and security should reduce the number of companies who are at risk of costly litigation losses and business downtime.”

    Founded in 2002, Mimecast delivers a holistic approach for managing the risk and complexity of the email management environment with an integrated in-the-cloud solution for archiving, continuity and security of corporate communication and data. Built on a technology architecture specifically designed for SaaS, Mimecast Unified Email Management makes email more useful and productive, removes the fragmented stacks of point solutions, delivers enterprise-grade software services and empties server rooms to facilitate green IT environments.

    About Brown Rudnick LLP

    Brown Rudnick is an international law firm with offices in the United States and Europe. The firm represents clients from around the world, providing business-focused solutions that address today’s ever-changing, ever-demanding competitive marketplace. With an entrepreneurial and collaborative mindset, Brown Rudnick offers a broad slate of capabilities and talents in areas that include: Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring, Finance, Complex Litigation, Energy, Government Law & Strategies, Government Contracts, Real Estate, Corporate & Securities, Health Law and Intellectual Property. For more information, please visit

    The Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest is a measure of the Firm’s strong commitment to the community and serves as an umbrella entity encompassing the Firm's pro bono legal work, charitable giving, community involvement and public interest efforts. For more information, please visit                                                               


    About Mimecast:

    Mimecast delivers SaaS-based enterprise email management for archiving, discovery, continuity, security and policy. 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 2002, Mimecast has expanded into the United States, South Africa and Scandinavia, serves more than 1,900 customers worldwide and has seen 300% revenue growth over its last fiscal year. 

    1 Gartner Inc., February 2008 report, Outsourcing E-Mail Archiving, 1Q08 Update, Adam W Couture, Carolyn DiCenzo

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