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NaviSite Enhances Cloud-Based Managed Messaging Services with Mimecast

November 2, 2010 by  

Web Hosting ServicesAndover, MA – NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVI), a premier provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed application, managed messaging and managed cloud services, announced today that it has entered into a reseller partnership with Mimecast®, a leading supplier of cloud-based e-mail security, continuity, policy control and archiving. The partnership allows NaviSite to sell Mimecast’s suite of Unified Email Management (UEM) software as part of its Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus managed email messaging services in the cloud.

“A growing number of organizations are evaluating a move to cloud-based email, and are weighing the benefits they can derive, such as lower costs and ease of management with their concerns about security and legal compliance for this mission critical application,” said Quoc Hoang, Market Analyst at The Radicati Group, Inc. “Cloud email providers that can offer reliable, cost-effective on-demand email access that ensures security, service continuity and the ability to meet legal discovery requirements with leading-edge capabilities such as archiving, eDiscovery and policy management have the right set of tools to address and overcome these concerns and optimize email performance in the cloud.”


By enhancing the power of the NaviSite’s cloud-based Managed Messaging Services with Mimecast’s Unified Email Management (UEM) solution, customers’ email systems can be made more secure, less costly and easier to maintain as several different products can be replaced with one holistic cloud-based solution. Customers gain enhanced spam and virus protections, improved policy management capabilities, guaranteed email continuity and the ability to quickly search through archived emails. In addition, Mimecast recently announced its support for Microsoft Exchange 2010, easing migration concerns for administrators.

NaviSite’s Reliable, Secure Cloud-Enabled Managed Messaging Services

NaviSite’s cloud-enabled Managed Messaging Services include best-in-class solutions based on Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino, giving organizations on-demand email and collaboration access for predictable monthly fees and without up-front capital expenditures. Organizations can save up to 60% over in-house solutions without the risk of obsolescence, and users gain access to the full flexibility and functionality of Microsoft and IBM applications in a secure, cost-effective, and reliable manner.

Powering NaviSite’s cloud-enabled Managed Messaging Services is NaviCloud, a robust cloud platform with enterprise class components from leading vendors, such as Cisco and VMware. Multiple SAS70 Type II data centers are linked with high-speed dedicated connections to form an industrial-grade fabric, ensuring SLA committed uptimes for all managed messaging solutions, and rapid deployment with no upfront capital expenditure commitments. Each organization’s logical infrastructure is dedicated, allowing for customizable, enterprise-level services, such as dedicated directories, integration into custom on-premise applications, and dedicated networks behind highly available firewalls. With more than 300 business applications experts that understand the complexities of managing and running business applications, NaviSite is a trusted partner and transparent extension to enterprise IT organizations, mitigating their risk as they move both their infrastructure and applications to a cloud environment.

“Mimecast’s solutions are a perfect complement to our cloud-based managed messaging services, enabling cloud customers to easily grow, store, access and manage email, and perform important archiving, eDiscovery and policy management tasks,” said Tony Rorai, Director of Product Management, Messaging and Collaboration, at NaviSite. “These capabilities are critical for customers involved in regulatory compliance in a number of industries.”

“More and more companies are turning to the cloud to eliminate the cost and complexity inherent in traditional email solutions. With the addition of our solutions to NaviSite’s already strong capabilities, customers can now utilize our cloud-based archiving, policy management and continuity solutions as an additional benefit,” added Mary Kay Roberto, SVP and General Manager of Mimecast.

About Mimecast
Mimecast delivers SaaS-based enterprise email management including 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 2003, Mimecast serves approximately 3,000 customers worldwide and has offices in Europe, North America, Africa, the Middle East and the Channel Islands.

About NaviSite
NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVI) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. NaviSite provides a full suite of reliable and scalable managed services, including Application Services, industry-leading Enterprise Hosting, and Managed Cloud Services for enterprises looking to outsource IT infrastructure and lower their capital and operational costs. Enterprise customers depend on NaviSite for customized solutions, delivered through a global footprint of state-of-the-art data centers. For more information about NaviSite’s services, please visit www.navisite.com .

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