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Mimecast Works With Cable&Wireless To Offer Increased Email Functionality To Hosted Exchange Environments

June 16, 2009 by  

Website ToolsLondon – Mimecast®, an email management company offering SaaS-based email archiving, continuity, security and policy control, today announced it has formed an alliance with Cable&Wireless Worldwide, one of the world’s leading communication companies. The partnership is a significant step in the development of the Mimecast Partner Program. Cable&Wireless has integrated the Mimecast service to complement its current hosted Microsoft Exchange offering.

Julian Martin, Business Development Director at Mimecast, discusses the benefits of this Partnership, “The timing of the approach was perfect as Mimecast was seeking a partner that could provide a solid, fully hosted Exchange environment, a requirement that has been frequently requested by our enterprise prospects and clients. We know email is mission critical, but can be a huge drain on resource when incorrectly delivered in-house, so by partnering with Cable&Wireless, customers have an alternative and are now able to reduce the burden of managing Exchange and still enjoy the added business benefits of the Mimecast service.”

Cable&Wireless customers can already benefit from a managed solution for Microsoft Exchange that facilitates mobility and provides customers with anytime, anywhere access to email, shared calendars, tasks and folders, while fully safeguarding sensitive corporate and employee information. The resilient and scalable service includes hardware implementation, hosting, licensing, virus and spam protection, Blackberry access and 24×7 monitoring of all email traffic. By working with Mimecast, Cable&Wireless is now able to offer email archiving, which complies with the regulation requiring companies to archive their email for 10 years. Delivered as a service, with sub-second email retrieval and backed by industry leading SLAs this alleviates the burden that currently sits with pressured IT teams that have many business critical projects they need to address.

Lucas Searle, Product Manager at Cable&Wireless Worldwide explains, “We already offer a hosted Exchange environment for our customers and after a thorough investigation into the latest technologies available, we chose Mimecast to deliver a complementary email archiving solution. Their online email archiving is enhanced by their unified email management approach and enables us to offer customers additional functionality such as continuity, data leak prevention and eDiscovery. This is what our customers are asking for and this partnership now gives us a unique position in the marketplace.”

Craig Savage, IT Security Manager at MITIE, an existing Mimecast and Cable&Wireless customer, discusses the significance of this partnership, “A key reason for selecting the Mimecast service was its industry leading email security, continuity and archiving solution. We chose to partner with Cable&Wireless for its proven ability to fully manage our Exchange environment. These two companies, working together, will provide a truly exceptional end-to-end solution for email to the enterprise and are likely to set a new standard to be achieved by their competition.”

IDC analyst Eric Domage commented, “This is a significant announcement for both Mimecast and Cable&Wireless; it brings together the strength of Mimecast’s unified email security, continuity and archiving with the go to market capabilities and email hosting services of Cable&Wireless. This solves a significant proportion of customers email management problems and is a compelling and unique proposition.”

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 serves more than 2,000 customers worldwide and has offices in Europe, North America, Africa, the Middle East and the Channel Islands.

For more information about Mimecast, visit www.mimecast.com

About Cable&Wireless
Cable&Wireless plc is one of the world’s leading international communications companies. It operates through two standalone business units – Cable&Wireless Worldwide and CWI Group.

The Worldwide business (formerly Europe, Asia & US) specializes in offering high quality communications services such as IP, data, voice and hosting to large enterprise, reseller and carrier customers. It operates globally, with core markets in UK, Asia and EMEA, and provides connectivity in 153 countries.

CWI Group is an owner and operator of leading regional telecoms businesses. Headquartered in London, it operates businesses through four regional operations the Caribbean, Panama, Macau and Monaco & Islands delivering world class service and efficiency. CWI Group is a full-service telecommunications provider offering mobile, broadband, and domestic and international fixed line services, as well as enterprise and managed service solutions.

For more information about Cable&Wireless, go to www.cw.com

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