TechValidate Research on Mimecast

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2,292 Customers Surveyed

19,012 Data Points Collected

239 Published TechFacts

38 Published Charts

27 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Mimecast Case Study

Insys Therapeutics, Inc. & Mimecast Internal Email Protect

Introduction

This case study of Insys Therapeutics, Inc. is based on a January 2019 survey of Mimecast customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Mimecast:

  • Their primary reason for deploying Mimecast’s Targeted Threat Protection – Internal Email Protect was because they experienced security incidents that involved attackers compromising employees’ email credentials and then accessing their email systems to spread the attack.
  • In the last 12 months, they confirmed that they have experienced security incidents caused by the actions of careless users who had inappropriately shared via email sensitive data or violated their organization’s security policies.
  • In the last 12 months, they confirmed that they have been hit by an attack where malicious activity was spread from one infected user to another employee via email.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Mimecast that the surveyed company uses:

  • Currently has 1-5 personnel whose primary job function is IT security.
  • Out of their organization’s overall email traffic, they estimate internally generated email (internal to internal and internal to external) accounts for 51-75%.
  • They have encountered threats caused by attackers infiltrating and compromising their users’ email accounts.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Mimecast:

  • They would strongly agree that they would recommend Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection – Internal Email Protect to their peers.
  • Since deploying Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection Internal Email Protect, they have saved approximately 11-20 hours of IT time per month.
  • They would strongly disagree that the email security provided by Microsoft Office 365 on its own (whether you are using it or not) is sufficient.

Mimecast Customer Testimonial

Mimecast has reduced threats, reduced spam and provides better archiving.

Chief Information Officer, Non Profit

Mimecast Customer Research

Most Awareness Training Programs are Created In-House

What solution do you use for security awareness training?

We create our own security awareness training: 53%
We do not conduct security awareness training: 11%
Mimecast Awareness Training (formerly Ataata): 8%
Wombat: 5%
SANS: 3%
Cofense: 2%
Ninjio: 0%
Other: 18%

Mimecast Case Study

Whitworth University & Mimecast Internal Email Protect

Introduction

This case study of Whitworth University is based on a January 2019 survey of Mimecast customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select Mimecast:

  • Their primary reason for deploying Mimecast’s Targeted Threat Protection – Internal Email Protect was because Mimecast was much more affordable than Proofpoint.
  • In the last 12 months, they confirmed that they have experienced security incidents caused by the actions of careless users who had inappropriately shared via email sensitive data or violated their organization’s security policies.
  • In the last 12 months, they confirmed that they have been hit by an attack where malicious activity was spread from one infected user to another employee via email.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Mimecast that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Currently has 1-5 personnel whose primary job function is IT security.
  • Out of their organization’s overall email traffic, they estimate internally generated email (internal to internal and internal to external) accounts for 26-50%.
  • They have encountered threats caused by attackers infiltrating and compromising their users’ email accounts.

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with Mimecast:

  • They would strongly agree that they would recommend Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection – Internal Email Protect to their peers.
  • Since deploying Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection Internal Email Protect, they have saved approximately 11-20 hours of IT time per month.
  • They would strongly disagree that the email security provided by Microsoft Office 365 on its own (whether you are using it or not) is sufficient.

Mimecast Customer Research

Human Error & Phishing are the Top Perceived Security Risks

What do you believe is your biggest risk when it comes to cyber security?

Human errors: 39%
Phishing/email-borne threats: 35%
Vulnerability management/Patching: 11%
Insider threats: 9%
Detecting malware: 4%

Mimecast Customer Testimonial

Mimecast has let our users be more self-sufficient when it comes to dealing with their e-mail. This allows our technical staff to focus more on other issues.

IT Manager, Medium Enterprise Professional Services Company



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About Mimecast

Mimecast is a cybersecurity provider that helps thousands of organizations worldwide make email safer, restore trust and bolster cyber resilience. Mimecast’s expanded cloud suite enables organizations to implement a comprehensive cyber resilience strategy. From email and web security, awareness training, data protection, to uptime assurance and more, Mimecast helps organizations stand strong in the face of cyberattacks, human error and technical failure.

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