Monday, July 13, 2020

Mimecast Enhances Cyber Resilience Capabilities

New Features Improve Monitoring, Alerting and Rapid Response

Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, announced enhancements to its Mailbox Continuity offering, designed to strengthen customers’ cyber resilience by automatically detecting a Microsoft® Exchange, Microsoft® Office 365™, or G Suite by Google Cloud email outage or disruption and enabling rapid mitigation. New Continuity Event Management features will reduce the time it takes for administrators to identify and respond to email disruptions by monitoring availability in real-time.

Unplanned email outages have significant impact to business operations. Outages can be the result of a variety of issues, such as: cloud service failure, power issues, hardware problems and network connectivity issues, among others. According to recent research from Mimecast conducted by Vanson Bourne, 88% of respondents rated email availability as critical to their organization, with more than half (55%) rating it as mission critical.

Mimecast’s new Continuity Event Management features monitor for high latency and failed deliveries, reducing the time it takes administrators to respond to mail flow issues. The system will alert administrators via SMS or an alternative email addresses and allows administrators to quickly respond to an incident. In the event of a disruption, Mimecast keeps email up and running for employees, enabling productivity, by emulating primary email systems, like Exchange and Office 365. Mimecast’s Outlook plug-in, mobile app and web portals provide ongoing access to email while the customer’s primary system access is being recovered independently. The new features will also include the ability to trigger SMS based alerts to all staff to let them know about an IT outage and share instructions as to what to do.

The recent Gartner report, Business Continuity Management Program Primer for 2017, published January 2017, stated:

“While large enterprises, especially those in regulated industries, may be better equipped to address the new demands for organizational resilience, small and midsize businesses will face the same threats, but can be constrained in terms of budget and resources. Nevertheless, the need for a proper BCM program persists. Businesses that fail to create an effective BCM program could risk catastrophic business disruptions, resulting in lost customer or citizen trust and customers switching to other providers.”

“Downtime affects many organizations and our recent research found that more than four in ten respondents suffered moderate to extensive disruption when their organization had an email outage.  Our own data shows that even in 2016, disruptions can be significant, with 11% of customer outages lasting over a day,” said David Hood, cyber resilience expert at Mimecast. “As more organizations move email to the cloud, planning for disruptions is an essential part of risk management. Mimecast’s new features allow organizations to strengthen their cyber resilience strategies by helping them quickly identify and respond to email disruptions from anywhere, and any device.”

The new features will be available in March 2017. For more information please visit the Mimecast Email Continuity page.

MOST READ

Bahrain’s anti-coronavirus experiences highlighted at IPU webinar

Bahraini parliamentarians have highlighted the Kingdom’s experiences in managing the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken to protect society from the repercussions of the...

Virtual FinTech Series focused on the importance of Employee Financial Wellness and its importance for businesses especially amidst Covid-19

Earlier last week, Andra Public Relations; a Bahrain based Public Relations firm kicked off their virtual FinTech Series 2020 Edition in partnership with Brinc...

Lulu Hypermarket Welcomes Shoppers to Expanded Dana Mall Store

Lulu Hypermarket’s Dana Mall flagship store has expanded to serve up a whole new shopping experience for eager Bahrain shoppers. Now 40% much large,...

Swift Data Sharing to Combat Disease Outbreak! by Dr. Jassim Haji

In the course of disease outbreaks, swift data sharing is critical as it allows for a better understanding of the origins and spread of...

INJAZ Bahrain concludes its 12th annual Young Entrepreneurs Competition in a virtual ceremony

INJAZ Bahrain has successfully concluded this year’s version of its annual Young Entrepreneurs competition, which was held online for the first time ever on...

Ministry of Health: Incoming passengers required mandatory COVID-19 testing

The Ministry of Health announced that all travellers arriving into Bahrain International Airport from 12:00 am on Tuesday, July 21st, 2020, will be required...

A single mobile app for your Electricity & Water (EWA) services

Hand-in-hand with the Information & eGovernment Authority, the Electricity & Water Authority (EWA) provides its services to cater to public’s regular needs making demanded...

WHO supports HRH Premier’s award for distinguished doctors

His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has received a letter from the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros...

Plus Rental Buys 10 Nissan Urvan 3 Seater Vans for Aramex

Y.K. Almoayyed & Sons, the sole distributor of Nissan vehicles in the Kingdom of Bahrain is proud to have hosted a special delivery ceremony...

GoPro now lets you transform the Hero 8 into a webcam

You might not be getting much use out of GoPro’s outdoor action cameras during the coronavirus pandemic, so GoPro is making it a lot...

BRAVE CF back to representing Bahrain on the global stage

BRAVE Combat Federation, a product of His Highness Shaikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Khalifa's vision, is back to holding events across the world, taking...

stc Bahrain pioneers ahead in 5G technology

stc Bahrain, a world class digital enabler, announced the launch of the Kingdom’s first integrated large-scale indoor 5G commercial deployment, setting a new benchmark...

Zain Group joins ‘The Valuable 500’ to unlock opportunities for people with disabilities

Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, proudly announces its inclusion in The Valuable 500,...

Building The Strong Pillars of the Kingdom’s Economy: Interview with Mr. Farouk Yousuf Almoayyed

Established in 1940, at the start of World War II, Y. K. Almoayyed & Sons is the result of late Mr. Yousuf Khalil Almoayyed’s...

Batelco to Launch “Global Zone Kuwait” in Partnership with Ooredoo Kuwait

Batelco, the leading digital solutions provider in Bahrain has announced the establishment of “Global Zone Kuwait”, which will offer an ecosystem platform to further...