Mimecast Cloud Archive

COMPANY: Mimecast

Mimecast Cloud Archive for email offers a scalable, cost-predictable and centralized repository of unstructured data for safe and long-term preservation. Mimecast Cloud Archive retains the original email, detailed metadata, and a copy of the email should it be changed by company policy enforcement.

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Mimecast Cloud Archive Review

Review date: February 15th 2019

Snapshot: Offers archiving, compliance and advanced e-discovery.

What is the Mimecast Cloud Archive?

Mimecast is one of the largest global email cyber security vendors. They have a large suite of cloud based security applications to protect organisations from email and web based security threats. Mimecast’s Archiving platform is a cloud based solution. It’s mainly aimed at enterprise customers. It offers businesses a single archive for emails and files. This helps businesses become legally compliant and protect company data. The service retains all inbound, outbound and internal emails, with detailed meta-data, for instant searching by employees and administrators with advanced E-Discovery.

For: Organizations looking for an email archive with full legal compliance and streamlined management and data recovery.

Not For: Small businesses looking for low cost email archiving as part of an email security bundle.

Mimecast Cloud Archive Features:

  • It’s very quick to search the email archive, with an SLA guaranteeing a seven second search time to find emails
  • Comprehensive audits are offered to show all access to the archive
  • Automated mailbox size and retention management to reduce the cost of storage and infrastructure
  • Archive management is straightforward, with E-Discover allowing self-service review and legal hold tools
  • Offers full legal compliance for archiving
  • IT admins can configure recovery and search easily to recover individual emails, entire mailboxes and folders, without being able to edit them
  • End users can look back over their own email archive to find correspondence

Expert Insight:

Mimecast’s Cloud Archive is a popular archiving solution which will store emails, folders and whole mailboxes in a secure archive, where they cannot be edited. They guarantee full legal compliance for businesses, with a quick search function and easy management. Speed of search is important when it comes to email archiving, and Mimecast offer an SLA which guarantees that archive searching will take seven seconds or less. The platform offers auditing of everyone who has access to the archive, which is another important factor to achieve legal compliance.

This platform is suited for large enterprises, so is capable of storing large amounts of data. While search is quick for individual email, exporting emails in bulk can be tricky, and may require support. Moving the archive to a different platform can also incur high export fees. Overall though, Mimecast offer a strong archiving solution. It’s quick, offers full legal compliance and is secure. We recommend shortlisting this product.

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Mimecast Vendor Overview

Mimecast specialize in cloud-based email management for Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Office 365, including security, archiving, and continuity services to protect business mail.

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Founded 2003
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Headquarters London, UK
Support Team Location(s) US, UK, Australia, Germany & South Africa
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Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Feature Description
Search time 7 seconds
Availability 100%
Data Storage

Feature Description
Data storage location for EU clients EU
Data storage location for US clients US
Data storage location for UK clients UK
Data storage location for South African clients South Africa
Data storage location for Asian clients Singapore
Data storage location for Offshore clients Jersey
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