Mimecast Opens Australian Data Centers to Address Email Disruption and Data Residency Concerns

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Mimecast, an email security, continuity and archiving cloud service provider serving more than 13,000 customers and millions of employees worldwide, has announced that its local Australian data centers are open for business. Mimecast stated 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. 

mimecast-email-cloud-solutionsMimecast’s two replicated data centers are in separate co-located facilities in New South Wales and operate on its own proprietary cloud infrastructure and software architecture. The following services are available to support Microsoft Exchange, Office 365 and Google email environments:

  • Continuity – Mimecast Mailbox Continuity allows employees to continue using email during planned and unplanned outages on any device
  • Security – Mimecast Email Security helps protect against malware, spam, advanced phishing and other emerging attacks, and prevent data leaks
  • Archiving – Mimecast Enterprise Information Archiving unifies email, file and Instant Messaging data to support e-discovery, compliance and give employees fast access to their complete historical personal archive via PC, Mac and mobile apps

The new Australian data centers help Mimecast form a global network of ten data centers around the world.

“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 organizations,” 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.”