Mohawk® Industries Streamlines Email Archiving With Mimecast

    Global flooring manufacturer achieves improved security performance and storage efficiencies using Mimecast in conjunction with Office 365

    Watertown, MA Global flooring manufacturer Mohawk® Industries has implemented Mimecast’s cloud-based Unified Email Management solution alongside Microsoft Office 365, to replace an on-premises archiving solution and anti-spam/anti-virus appliance.  According to Mohawk, the move to Mimecast has saved infrastructure cost, delivered time savings, streamlined email efficiency, improved its anti-spam/anti-virus strategy, and reduced storage requirements by 25 percent.

    With more than 10,000 mailboxes worldwide, Mohawk was quickly outgrowing its email infrastructure. Before moving to Mimecast, weekly backups took seven days to complete – and often failed, resulting in data loss – with some volumes growing to 10TB. In addition, spam levels were rising, and upgrades had to be made on-site, which was a costly and time consuming process.

    "We rely on email for everything, from internal communications to customer communications. We were at a point where we needed a safety net in place to ensure continuity,” said Colby Grueber, infrastructure director, Mohawk Industries. “With Mimecast, we’ve been able to streamline all processes for greater efficiency and time savings overall. We’ve even been able to eliminate our need for backups thanks to the Mimecast integration with Microsoft Office 365.”

    Mohawk receives frequent data requests for litigation purposes, and with its prior solution, finding and retrieving email from the system was a manual search and recover process that sometimes took days. “Today, with Mimecast automated search capabilities, we can find what we need in less than an hour in most cases. It’s at least ten times faster than the process we relied on before, and more accurate,” said Grueber.

    To learn more about Mohawk’s experience with Mimecast, download the case study.


    About Mimecast
    Mimecast ( 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 10,000 customers and two million users worldwide and has offices in Europe, North America, Africa, Australia and the Channel Islands. 

    About Mohawk Industries 
    Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Bigelow, Daltile, Durkan, Karastan, Lees, Marazzi, Mohawk, Pergo, Unilin and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia and the United States.

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