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!