We are pleased to announce that after many months of research and testing, we have chosen Mimecast as our replacement for McAfee SaaS. As we wrote late last year, Intel is discontinuing its McAfee Saas SPAM protection service. This left us with the daunting challenge of finding a suitable replacement for our hosted and on-premise Exchange. It was important that whatever solution we chose have, at a minimum, all the features of McAfee SaaS and we believe Mimecast exceeds that requirement.
Good new for Office 365 users
For our Office 365 customers we have some good news. Mimecast integrates with 365 beautifully. This means we can bring to you the same SPAM and virus protection, archiving and email continuity features as we do for our on-premise Exchange customers.
What about Hosted Exchange?
At the same time we were looking for a McAfee SaaS replacement we were also working with our partners on a solution for our Hosted Exchange customers. While Mimecast can be integrated with Hosted Exchange we found that and internally developed solution worked better. The integration was seamless while the Mimecast solution required extensive configuration changes to work properly with Hosted Exchange. As an added bonus, the internally developed solution is added at no additional cost.
What if I want Mimecast for Hosted Exchange?
Then you can get it. That said, Hosted Exchange is our recommendation for small companies with simple email needs. As such we feel that the internally developed solution is more than adequate, but Mimecast is certainly an option.
When will this be rolled out?
We have already rolled out Mimecast internally and to a few customers who agreed to help us test. We will roll out to our remaining on-premise Exchange and Office 365 customers in the coming weeks. Your account rep will be in touch to discuss the migration.
For our Hosted Exchange customers the migration will take place over the next few months and you will be notified prior to the migration.
If you would like to know more about our Email Protection solution please contact us via email or call us at (866) 753-6279.