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Mimecast Case Study



This case study of Goldfields is based on a November 2018 survey of Mimecast customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Mimecast helps us with alignment to the compliance of statutory regulatory requirements and risk mitigation while enabling us to map defined controls to the statutory articles of the prioritised statutes. The mapping forms part of recording a Regulatory Control Framework (”RCF") per statutes to serve as a basis to have a systemic view, and to easily amend controls in lieu of regulatory or business-related changes. In addition, the recording is structured and follows a value-based approach and process to ensure that controls are designed effectively, economically viable, embedded to ensure sustainability, linked to a specific organisational role/ function from an accountability point of view and well communicated."


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

  • The biggest challenge they solved by deploying Mimecast was to achieve integrated backup and archiving.

Use Case

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

  • E-Discovery features or workflows important to improving legal process:
    • Self-service search for legal teams
  • The retention that best fits their organizational requirements is Infinite.


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Mimecast:

  • Has saved 10 – 15 man-hours per month by enabling self-service access to end-users and legal/compliance teams, since deploying Mimecast Cloud Archive.
  • Using Mimecast Cloud Archive, they estimate their Return on Investment (ROI) was/is <12 months.
  • The biggest advantage over on-premises solutions has been control of corporate data while maintaining enterprise security.
  • Confirmed that workforce productivity has improved 0 – 25% since deploying Mimecast Cloud Archive.
  • They would be willing to be a reference for Mimecast.

About This Data

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