New Service Protects Against Data Loss from Corruption, Accidental Deletion and Cyberattacks
Mimecast has introduced Sync & Recover for Exchange and Office 365. As more organisations move email and its data to Office 365, they need to better protect this data against malicious or accidental loss. Sync & Recover offers unified management of compliance, archiving and data resilience. The new service also provides organisations with protection against downtime in the event of a ransomware or other malware attacks, while cloud-based efficiency can quickly restore corrupted or lost email data.
Organisations have long deployed backup and recovery systems in conjunction with Exchange on-premises mail servers, however with thousands of organisations moving to Office 365 they are left without an integrated backup of email data. Sync & Recover enhances the data protection capabilities of Microsoft Exchange Online and Office 365 by leveraging Mimecast archive data to provide intuitive point-and-click recovery of email data in the event of accidental loss, malicious attacks or technical failure.
Offered as an add-on option for archiving customers, Sync & Recover offers simplified administration and streamlined recovery taking out the need for organisations to acquire additional software or hardware. Organisations can manage compliance archiving and data resiliency from a single Administration Console, without the need for dedicated backup and recovery solutions. Additionally, IT admins can configure recovery and search easily, to recover individual items, entire mailboxes or folders. Sync & Recover, in conjunction with Targeted Threat Protection(TTP) and Mimecast Continuity services, allows organisations to combat ransomware and other email-borne malware attacks on Exchange Server data. This layered ransomware strategy combines prevention of email-borne cyber exploits, simplified recovery of email data in case of breach, and email service continuity, all managed from a single intuitive administrative console. The new Mimecast feature also helps simplify migration from local Exchange servers and Office 365, as well as the management of complex, global messaging environments and hybrid cloud environments.
“With adoption of Microsoft Office 365 steadily rising, organisations have more to worry about than just the impact in the event of an outage. While an outage could take an organisation offline for a couple of hours, malicious or accidental data loss could have even bigger consequences – some that companies can’t recover from,” said Andrew Smith, senior research analyst at IDC. “Organisations must ensure their data governance and management strategy includes a combination of archiving, backup, and data protection capabilities, so they have the appropriate tools in any recovery situation – whether that be the aftermath of a ransomware attack or if an employee accidently deletes an email file.”
“To strengthen their cyber resilience strategy, organisations need to ensure they have a backup-and-recovery capability to help protect email data and maintain business continuity, in case of an incident resulting in data loss,” said Glenn Brown, senior product manager at Mimecast. “Sync & Recover for Exchange and Office 365 offers organisations a simple, streamlined way to recover deleted or corrupted email, calendar, and contact information by leveraging archive data.”
Sync & Recover for Exchange and Office 365 will be generally available in August 2017.
For more information, visit Mimecast’s product page.
Mimecast Limited makes business email and data safer for more than 26,400 customers and millions of employees worldwide. Founded in 2003, the company’s next-generation cloud-based security, archiving and continuity services protect email, and deliver comprehensive email risk management in a single, fully-integrated subscription service.