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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – July 29, 2015 — /BackupReview.info/ — Mimecast, the email security, continuity and archiving cloud service provider, today announced that its local Australian data centers are open for business. Mimecast confirmed that the first customers are now live on its Australian data centers with more than 50 other customers expected to migrate their data before the end of the year.
Mimecast has also opened a new sales office in Sydney this month in response to significant demand for its services as it grows. Mimecast Australia employs 22 people across its Sydney and Melbourne offices up from 12 at 31st March.
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The new Australian data centers help form a global network of ten data centers around the world, serving the email security and data needs of over 13,000 customers and millions of their employees.
“Our ongoing investment in Australia – including the new data centers, and the opening of our new offices in Sydney – is ultimately making email and corporate data safer for Australian organisations,” said Nicholas Lennon, country manager, Mimecast Australia.
“Email is a critical IT service for organizations of all sizes. Every year we hear of organizations around the world becoming victims of data leaks and cyber attacks that cost them money, cripple their operations and damage reputations, often irreparably,” said Peter Bauer, chief executive officer, Mimecast.
“In the last year alone, Australia has seen its fair share of data leaks, hacks and ransomware attacks. Email is often the starting point for all of this and has become a primary way to attack organizations. It is also the IT system our employees rely on most to get work done. So protecting it from attack, as well as saving and securing the data it carries is a vital service,” added Bauer.
New Australian business survey: From Cryptolocker to Cloud
The research demonstrated that email is still the most critical business tool (74%), even more so than smartphones (5%), and confirmed that having a local data center presence is a key business requirement when considering cloud services.
The study also revealed the biggest concerns arising from an email outage are an increase in customer service complaints (29%) and employee dissatisfaction (28%). Ransomware is seen as a growing threat in Australia, with one in three companies surveyed confirming they had been targeted but only five percent said they would pay the ransom to retrieve their email and corporate data.
Other key findings are summarized below:
Office 365 deployment is growing but concerns remain about risks
Data staying in Australia is important
Email and data needs protection from growing threats
“Work runs on email. It’s vital to organizations and their employees. This reports reflects this and shows the range of risks an IT team needs to consider today to keep email working, safe from attack and its data stored securely,” said Mimecast CEO Peter Bauer. “This is true for organizations using traditional on-premises email like Microsoft Exchange, but it is also true for those taking their email to the cloud with services like Office 365. Australia is advanced in terms of cloud adoption yet our research shows concerns remain over where data is stored and what happens when services like this fail, disrupting email and workplace productivity.
“Mimecast makes email safer. We mitigate the risks organizations face from email. And for those considering a move to the cloud for email we specifically mitigate the single vendor exposure this represents. Adding our continuity, security, data backup and archiving services ensure you stay online when a service like Office 365 goes offline. You also have layered security protection and an all-important independent, verifiable copy of your data. Relying solely on a single cloud provider for everything is a recipe for future heartache. No one should entrust a critical IT workload completely with a single vendor, no matter who they are, without a back-up plan.”
“We also understand the growing importance of data sovereignty for Australian organizations. Ensuring all data is held in Australia helps Health, Finance and Government clients to meet regulatory requirements, and removes concerns from finance or risk departments who are concerned about hosting data offshore on foreign cloud services,” Bauer added.
NRMA Motoring & Services, the roadside assistance and services organization, has signed up with Mimecast for security, backup and continuity services: “Protecting our customers’ data from spear-phishing attacks looking for financial and other sensitive data is a number one priority at NRMA. The Mimecast solution is not only easy to deploy, but Mimecast offers our team premium support and a great customer experience,” said Paul Bendevski, Infrastructure Services Manager, NRMA Motoring & Services.
To set up an interview with a Mimecast spokesperson or to obtain a copy of “From Cryptolocker to Cloud,” please contact: Kim McMillan, Text100: Telephone: +61-2-99565733; Email: Kim.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Mimecast Email Security helps protect against malware, spam, advanced phishing and other emerging attacks, while preventing data leaks. Mimecast Mailbox Continuity allows employees to continue using email during planned and unplanned outages. Mimecast Enterprise Information Archiving unifies email, file and Instant Messaging data to support e-discovery and give employees fast access to their personal archive via PC, Mac and mobile apps.
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