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March 1, 2010

Telefónica O2 Ireland and Mimecast offer Cloud-based email

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by Jan Harris

Mimecast®, the leading email management specialist, today announced that it has formed an alliance with Telefónica O2 Ireland, a leading provider of mobile services in the Irish marketplace.

The partnership will allow Telefónica O2 Ireland to resell Mimecast’s Cloud-based email management services to business customers to complement their in-house email resources.

For Mimecast, the Telefónica O2 Ireland partnership represents another significant milestone in the development of the Mimecast Partner Program.

Julian Martin, Business Development Director at Mimecast, said: “Telefónica O2 Ireland’s decision to offer business customers cloud services for email archiving, continuity, security and policy enforcement is a natural progression from a mobile email services offering, as customers’ requirements continue to evolve beyond traditional telecommunications services.

“We are delighted that Telefónica O2 Ireland has recognised Mimecast as a company that has the technology to help it meet the evolving needs of its business customers”.

Alan Brown, Business Sales Director, Telefónica O2 Ireland said: “As companies become ever more reliant on email, it is imperative that always available, cost effective email management solutions are introduced.

“Mimecast provides a great alternative and with it we are now well positioned to co-ordinate and manage the information flow across the enterprise.

“We see this as another key differentiator between ourselves and the pure voice and data providers”.

Mimecast is a cost-effective alternative for companies currently managing a variety of solutions in-house to secure, archive and provide continuous access to email.

IT staff responsible for managing email benefit from the ease of use and productivity benefits of Mimecast. Users can instantly search 10 years of archived or deleted email without needing support from IT staff.

In the event of an outage, users are unaffected as Mimecast guarantees seamless ‘always-on’ access to email.

In addition, Mimecast provides spam and virus protection and data leak prevention controls, which guarantees the security and safety of all data in emails.

Recent research conducted by Forrester Consulting*, commissioned by Mimecast, evaluated and measured the financial impact of utilising Mimecast’s cloud-based service compared to on-premise solutions.

The case study estimated 86% return on investment in seven months with benefits such as avoiding on-premise archiving and replication costs, maintaining email availability and productivity gains for email users.

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