London, UK – 2nd August 2012 – Mimecast, the leading supplier of cloud-based email archiving, security and continuity for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365, has today announced that it is launching the next generation of Mimecast Email Security, bringing new functionality to users and IT departments to deliver unprecedented control and flexibility. The new features are designed to boost productivity and address a growing appetite for end user autonomy while still affording the IT department full visibility of the organization's email security.
Designed to combine increased flexibility with industry-leading security, the new functionality within Mimecast Email Security allows users to manage their own security settings on a per-message basis, in combination with centralized controls that allow the IT department to activate features and permissions for specific individuals or groups. This functionality includes end user controls as well as attachment and blocked sender management in compliance with enterprise security requirements.
Empowering email users:
Giving IT departments control:
“It is no secret that the trend towards the consumerization of enterprise IT has seen end users becomingly increasingly vocal about the need for greater control and flexibility when it comes to core business technologies,” commented Grant Hodgkinson, Product Director, Unified Email Management, Mimecast. “From talking to our customers, it was clear that they wanted to find a way to empower users, without compromising on the overall security of the business. By building granular controls and permissions into Mimecast Email Security and adding functionality, we want to help IT departments find a balance between productivity, flexibility and control. This technology is designed to allow IT teams to retain visibility and control where it is needed, while giving individual users greater power over their own email in a way that makes both sides more productive.”
“Mimecast Email Security is bringing additional security features to the end-user and we see this having huge potential for IT departments,” commented Chris Balmbro, IT Services & Support for Mimecast customer Knight Frank LLP. “With ever more importance being attached to data security, it will be great for our end users to be able to choose to encrypt their emails ad hoc or even to send mail as a Closed Circuit Message. We also believe that allowing employees to check their own spam queues and release messages should they wish will mean fewer calls to our Service Desk team, helping to increase productivity both for our IT department and our end users.”