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Achmad Chadran is Senior Product Marketing Manager, Archiving, at Mimecast. He's been in awe of the brilliance, patience, and tolerance of his coworkers since coming on board in April of 2016.


This morning, we announced an exciting new product, Sync & Recover for Exchange and Office 365.

As with so many of our products and capabilities, we owe you, our community, tremendous thanks for participating in our beta testing program, for giving us your invaluable feedback, and indeed for asking for this capability at the outset!


The new feature bundle leverages archive data to fill a major functionality gap in Office 365, which offers no backup and recovery service. Until now, you needed to back up Office 365 data to an on-prem infrastructure (essentially undoing the advantages of migrating to the cloud), deploy a cloud-based point solution (adding operational and vendor management complexity), or do nothing...and hope for the best.


Sync & Recover for Exchange and Office 365 lets you derive even greater value from your archive data by simplifying the restoration of Exchange data that’s been lost or corrupted. True to its name, the product lets you support Exchange Server, Office 365, and hybrid environments, and so can help simplify your migration to the cloud.


With Sync & Recover, you can enjoy all the benefits of Office 365 without having to manage numerous point solutions, haggle with multiple vendors, or even install hardware or software.


This announcement marks a significant expansion in our ability to help you architect for email cyber resilience. General availability is scheduled for late August.


See more information about Sync & Recover for Exchange and Office 365.


Once again, thank you for being part of the community!

Achmad Chadran is Senior Product Marketing Manager, Archiving, at Mimecast. He's been in awe of the brilliance, patience, and tolerance of his coworkers since coming on board in April of 2016.


There’s been some discussion on Mimecaster Central lately about the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


When implemented, its impact will be far-reaching, since any organization anywhere in the world that retains or processes EU residents’ personal data will be subject to its provisions. The regulation places EU residents squarely in control of their own personal data. The heavy burden placed on organizations as a result comes primarily from two processes: Subject Access Requests (SARs) and so-called “Right to be Forgotten” (RTBF) requests.


GDPR and Cybercrime                                                          


Surprisingly, little has been said about the challenges of overhauling privacy in the current era of phishing and ransomware. The combination of growing regulatory burdens and the increasingly volatile threat landscape put organizations in a double bind. The GDPR emerged in part as a response to the growing cybercrime threat, yet its directives to retool organizational policies, processes, and structures stand to compound the burdens of well-intentioned organizations.


Email at the Epicenter


Over 90 percent of phishing cybercrime exploits begin with email, making it the single biggest threat vector to organizations and the data they manage. Furthermore, not only are emails a common vehicle to share and exchange personal data, email servers are prime repositories for such data as names, email addresses, and associated contact information.


Managing GDPR risk starts with securing your data and infrastructure against the litany of email threats mentioned above. In addition, to suit GDPR mandates for reporting on and deleting personal data upon request, your email infrastructure needs to streamline search and e-discovery.


Finally, every user in your domain must be vigilant against the onslaught of email-based attacks, and play a vital role in notifying your Data Protection Officer (DPO) of any suspected privacy breaches.


To help guide your journey to GDPR compliance, download the Osterman Research whitepaper, GDPR Compliance and its Impact on Security and Data Protection Programs.


Additionally, to help you be successful in the GDPR era, we’ve set up a solution page on our website, GDPR for Email, with a mix of third-party materials and our own Solution Brief. We fully anticipate adding to this page in the coming months!