To help European firms address cyber resilience for email, Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ:MIME) has opened data centers in Germany. Mimecast’s services are now live and the first customers have begun their onboarding.
Two new replicated data centers in Germany are in separate co-located facilities in Frankfurt am Main and operate on Mimecast’s own proprietary cloud infrastructure and MimeOS software architecture. Mimecast’s “advanced” security, business continuity and archiving services are designed to operate in accordance with GDPR (DSGVO) and German data protection laws.
“Germany’s cautious yet pragmatic approach to cloud is exactly why Mimecast is planning for rapid growth in the region,” said Peter Bauer, CEO of Mimecast. “Concerns remain over where data is stored and what happens when critical services like email fail, creating security risks and disrupting workplace productivity. Our new German data centers will allow us to help organizations adopt a cyber resilience strategy to secure, preserve and continue the flow of information via email.”
Mimecast services are engineered to support Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Google and on-premise email environments. Mimecast has more than 30,400 customers worldwide, with 31% using Mimecast services as a supplement to Microsoft Office 365. The new data centers would help form a global network of 12 data centers around the world across the UK, US, South Africa, Australia, offshore in the Channel Islands and now Germany.
International audit, tax, and advisory firm Mazars is migrating services to this new Mimecast data center in Germany. “Protecting client confidentiality and data security is paramount to our business, and guaranteed data sovereignty in Germany helps us meet our European compliance objectives,” said Jayson Dudley, Group CISO at Mazars. “Mimecast is our first line of defense against growing volumes of ransomware and phishing attacks by email.”
Cyber Resilience Strategy
New research conducted by Mimecast highlights only 13% of surveyed German organizations had so far adopted a complete cyber resilience strategy, while 88% felt this was ‘crucial’ or ‘very important.’
“We’ve invested heavily in Munich to setup our regional hub for Central Europe expansion. This includes German-speaking customer service, technical support and reseller program management,” said Michael Heuer, Country Manager – Central Europe, Mimecast. “Our German research shows disruptive email attacks are on the rise, but enterprises are yet to respond with the cyber resilience posture they wish to seek.”