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2018

Matthew Gardiner is a Director of Product Marketing at Mimecast, currently focused on email security, phishing, malware, and cloud security.

 

Have you noticed that we at Mimecast are increasingly talking about the need for resilience for your email? In fact, not too long ago, we added a significant amount of new content on Mimecast.com under the heading Cyber Resilience for Email. Have you wondered why we are doing that? 

 

This brings me to the analogy of the iPhone. The iPhone fundamentally changed the nature of what mobile phones, computers, and cameras are -- from distinct products to integrated services provided on a single platform.

 

We see the same phenomenon changing email as it migrates from on-premises to the cloud. Email-supporting services such as security, archiving, backup, recovery, and business continuity, which in the on-premise email world had been delivered by separate products and deployment practices, are able to be more efficiently provided by an integrated cloud service, more like an iPhone.

 

Before making the transition to Cyber Resilience for Email, Mimecast previously talked about providing security, continuity, and archiving services for email. While certainly true, this description lacked the vision of providing an integrated service that combined all of those individual capabilities, and more, as an integrated service.

 

Given that IT organizations ultimately need to provide IT services in general, and email services in particular that are resilient, after much thought, we landed on the word “resilience” to best describe what we provide for organizations’ email. We Make Email Safer for Business through our Cyber Resilience for Email solution. Making what we provide clearer to the world is largely “why” we came out with Cyber Resilience for Email solution naming.

 

What is Mimecast Cyber Resilience for Email? It is a combination of Mimecast services, including Secure Email Gateway with Targeted Threat Protection, continuity, and the newest service member, Sync & Recover, which is an extension of our longstanding archiving service.

 

When used together, these services help organizations protect their email before, during, and after an attack, technical failure, or careless user or administrator action. With thousands of organizations and millions of users depending on it currently, it isn’t new for them, but it is part of a key general trend that Mimecast is leading that is sweeping through the IT marketplace.

 

I would be very interested to hear what Cyber Resilience for Email means to you and your organization!

The following blog is by Peter Bauerthe CEO and co-founder of Mimecast, which he launched in 2003 along with co-founder and CTO Neil Murray.

 

I am excited to announce that last week, Mimecast acquired Ataata. Together we can dramatically improve employee cyber security awareness training globally. Ask any security professional today and they will respond that their traditional end user security awareness training is extremely difficult to get traction with internally. Creating the right security culture is hard and programs that are considered boring don’t make that any easier.

 

Ataata has a unique approach to getting employees engaged, fundamentally changing corporate culture, and ultimately, changing human behavior. This is critical as human error is involved in almost all breaches, making organizations without the right training much more vulnerable. Our Mimecast + Ataata video training content will help everybody understand how important human behavior is when it comes to protecting their business and how to make better decisions.

 

With training done right, employees can be security teams' greatest allies. According to research Mimecast conducted with Vanson Bourne, 90% of organizations have seen phishing attacks increase over the last year, but only 11% say they continuously train employees on how to spot cyberattacks. This is a major problem in the industry, which is why we are thrilled that together, Mimecast and Ataata will help organizations close this gap.

 

Ataata is fun. It’s a compelling content platform focused on addressing the human firewall in a unique way.

 

Why don’t you check out the videos for yourself?

  

You can learn more about how Ataata is joining the Mimecast family here.