Mimecast Extends Security and Archiving to Microsoft Cloud

Mimecast, which already provides cloud-based email security, continuity, archiving and policy control, now plans to support the Microsoft BPOS SaaS productivity and collaboration suite. The company says the new support has seeks to solve customers' migration headaches. Here are the details.

While Mimecast previously offered support for backing up on-premise Microsoft Exchange 2010 deployments, this is the first time they’re marrying their cloud solution to Microsoft BPOS -- short for Business Productivity Online Suite. Mimecast is promising a 100% uptime SLA and full integration with the BPOS suite, according to the official press release.

If the solution works as promised, the benefits of using Mimecast with BPOS include:

  • acting as a failsafe during migrations, meaning that even in the event of outage Mimecast will have a copy of your data so that continuity can be maintained;
  • independent archiving, with the option of saving even deleted e-mails for up to ten years;
  • advanced eDiscovery and legal hold to help with regulatory compliance requirements.
Mimecast does have a partner program, meaning MSPs can potentially resell this service to their customers -- especially useful if you're a Microsoft BPOS partner or potential Office 365 partner.

It’s interesting that Mimecast chooses to highlight that it can aid with Microsoft BPOS compliance - after all, the fact that the suite meets most compliance laws is a selling point... lawsuits aside.

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