Mimecast signs deal with Mumtalakat

    Manama, Bahrain - 16 JUNE 2010: Mimecast, a global provider of unified e-mail management (UEM) services, announced today that it has signed a deal to provide its cloud-based technology to Bahrain Mumtakalat Holding Company (“Mumtalakat”), the investment company for Bahrain.

    Through the deal, Mimecast will provide Mumtalakat with its Software as a Service (SaaS) based email archiving, security, compliance and business continuity in a single integrated platform from the cloud.  By removing the need for several different in-house solutions, Mimecast’s solution minimises risk and complexity while providing total end-to-end control of email at a significantly reduced cost. 

    Commenting on the announcement, Mohammed Naqui Mirza, Regional Director of Mimecast Middle East, said, “We are very pleased to add an organisation as prestigious as Mumtalakat to our customer portfolio. Because email is the most common channel of communication within organisations, managing its volume can prove to be a costly challenge for any IT department, especially for entities as large and diverse as Mumtalakat.”

    “Our cloud-based technologies offer scalable and tamper-proof email solutions that allow customers to maintain complete control of their email, whilst removing the headache of spiraling storage costs, business continuity risks and security breaches. This frees up IT resources to focus on strategic initiatives that add real value to the business,” Mirza added.

    Mark Reeves, SVP Europe & Middle East at Mimecast, commented, “Cloud computing is extremely topical in the Middle East at the present time, as businesses look for ways to make IT work harder.  In the 18 months we’ve been present in the region, we have gained significant traction in the marketplace, and the Mumtalakat contract shows the stature of organisation we are now talking to about using our cloud services to extend the capabilities of existing IT investments.”

    Jameel Al Sharaf, Mumtalakat’s VP of Information Technology, said, “Mumtalakat is a young and innovative organisation and we’re always looking at how we can create efficiencies in our business process whilst reducing costs.  We chose to implement Mimecast’s cloud solution as it helps to address one of the biggest challenges for IT departments in any significant organisation nowadays: the growing requirement to manage and store business critical information stored on email systems."


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    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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