|[May 02, 2012]
Mimecast Extends Mobile Services to Windows Phone and Android
WALTHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
the leading supplier of cloud-based email
for Microsoft (News - Alert) Exchange and Office 365, has today announced that it is
extending its mobile services to Windows Phone and Android. The Mobile
Access apps - both available to download from today - mean that Mimecast
is the first and only cloud email management vendor to offer archive
search apps for all major smartphone platforms; Windows Phone, iPhone,
BlackBerry (News - Alert) and Android.
Mimecast Mobile Access offers users uninterrupted access to their sent
and received email messages from their Windows Phone or Android devices.
The service is already available on iPhone and BlackBerry. BlackBerry
users also have access to a fully integrated email continuity service
that keeps email working even when Exchange, BES or associated network
infrastructure is unavailable.
Mobile Access is included as a core element of the Mimecast service;
therefore users can switch between smartphone types, or even access
Mimecast from multiple devices, with no additional cost or complexity.
"The bring your own device phenomenon is becoming pervasive in the
enterprise, and IT is increasingly under pressure to not only support
users' chosen devices, but to provide enterprise-grade applications to
support mobile working," said Sheila Childs, research director at
Gartner's (News - Alert)Storage Strategies and Technologies group. "Email is one of
the most popular applications on smartphones, and the ability to access
the full email archive on the go has the potential to help users make
better decisions and improve productivity."
"With smartphones beginning to outsell PCs, it's clear that BYOD is now
a reality for most organizations," said Todd Park, director of
information technology, W&W|AFCO Steel. "Mimecast's iPhone app easily
gives our employees complete access to all of their email data,
regardless of their location or even when primary email systems are
unavailable. Enabling our users to securely search their entire email
archive from their mobile devices not only enhances our employees'
productivity, but also enhances the value of our Mimecast email
archiving, security and continuity solution."
"The rise of the cloud has heralded a new era for mobile working,"
commented Barry Gill, enterprise consultant, Mimecast. "Users don't just
want to be able to work from any location; they now expect all of their
data to be accessible at all times and on a device of their choosing.
With up to 80 percent of corporate IP stored within the email archive,
the limitations on traditional smartphone email applications can
significantly restrict productivity with users suddenly cut off from a
huge amount of their data when they leave the office."
"Mimecast's Mobile Access apps give users the ability to search their
entire email archive - and all the data contained within - from
anywhere," Gill added. "This can make a huge difference for users in
terms of workforce productivity and, crucially for the enterprise, it
guarantees that this data is being accessed from within a secure
environment. By extending our Mobile Access offering to all four major
smartphone platforms, businesses of all sizes can give their employees
increased flexibility and ensure users can use email as productively on
the move as they can when sitting at their desk."
For more information on Mimecast's Mobile Access please visit: http://www.mimecast.com/What-we-offer/Mobile-Access.
delivers cloud-based email
management for Microsoft Exchange, including archiving, continuity
and security. By unifying disparate and fragmented email environments
into one holistic solution that is always available from the cloud,
Mimecast minimizes risk and reduces cost and complexity, while providing
total end-to-end control of email. Founded in the United Kingdom in
2003, Mimecast serves more than 5,000 customers worldwide and has
offices in Europe, North America, Africa and the Channel Islands.
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