TechValidate Research on Mimecast

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Mimecast Customer Research

What is the biggest impact of COVID-19 as it relates to your archive strategy?

Email protection and recovery for remote workers
65%
Increased need for e-discovery and litigation readiness
10%
Change in archive and retention policies
3%
Need for additional content type support
8%
Other
14%

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What retention best fits your organizations requirements?

3yr: 7%
5yr: 5%
7yr: 31%
Infinite: 41%
Other: 17%

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What additional content types are you interested in protection for recovery?

OneDriveBox
63%
Sharepoint
67%
Box
8%
Dropbox
5%
Other
11%

Mimecast Customer Research

What additional content types are you interested in archiving for governance?

Slack
11%
MSFT Teams
85%
Bloomberg
2%
Jabber
8%
Chatter
2%
Other
14%

Mimecast Customer Research

Since deploying Mimecast Cloud Archive, how many man hours do you save per month by enabling self-service access to end-users and legal/compliance teams?

20+ hours: 11%
15-20 hours: 8%
10-15 hours: 12%
Up to 10 hours: 69%

Mimecast Customer Research

Workforce productivity has improved since deploying Mimecast Cloud Archive by:

100% or more
4%
75-100%
5%
50-75%
9%
25-50%
19%
Up to 25%
63%

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The biggest advantage over on-premises solutions is:

Eliminate storage costs: 25%
Control of corporate data while maintaining enterprise security: 27%
More agility: 25%
Better disaster recovery: 23%

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Using Mimecast Cloud Archive, how soon did you realize a return on your investment (ROI)?

<12mos
35%
12-18mos
26%
18-24mos
14%
2 yrs +
26%

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What additional content types are you interested in archiving for governance?

Slack
11%
MSFT Teams
86%
Bloomberg
2%
Jabber
8%
Chatter
2%
Other
13%

Mimecast Customer Research

91% of former Symantec customers agree that Mimecast has improved their organization’s email security!

Since deploying Mimecast for email security my organization’s defenses against email-borne threats has improved?

Strongly agree: 43%
Agree: 48%
Neither agree nor disagree: 9%
Disagree: 1%
Strongly disagree: 0%

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Outside of traditional email security, Mimecast Awareness Training is the favorite!

What is your favorite innovation from Mimecast that is not directly related to inbound email filtering:

Awareness Training: 22%
Continuity: 20%
Web Security: 15%
Archiving - Sync & Recover: 14%
DMARC Analyzer: 11%
Archiving - Case Review: 5%
Brand Exploit Protect (online brand impersonation protection): 3%
Other: 9%

Mimecast Customer Research

For former Symantec customers Mimecast Continuity takes first place!

What is your favorite innovation from Mimecast that is not directly related to inbound email filtering:

Continuity: 23%
Awareness Training: 20%
Archiving - Sync & Recover: 15%
Web Security: 13%
DMARC Analyzer: 12%
Archiving - Case Review: 5%
Brand Exploit Protect (online brand impersonation protection): 4%
Other: 8%

Mimecast Customer Research

IT/Security teams save 6 hours per week on average switching from Symantec to Mimecast for email security

What’s your estimate of your IT/Security team’s hours saved since implementing Mimecast?

21+ hours per week: 2%
11 to 20 hours per week: 9%
6 to 10 hours per week: 38%
1 to 5 hours per week: 34%
0 hours per week: 17%

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Why didn’t you rely exclusively on Microsoft’s Office 365 security (EOP or ATP) standalone when you chose Mimecast for email security?

Wanted a layered solution that was easy to maintain: 27%
Didn’t want to rely exclusively on Office 365 for email security given how often it is attacked: 19%
Was worried about how effective it would be at stopping email-borne threats: 14%
Needed a solution that was more effective against impersonation (BEC) attacks: 10%
Cost too much: 5%
Other: 24%

Mimecast Customer Research

What were the primary reasons you left Symantec for Mimecast?

What motivated you to move away from your previous email security provider? (Select all that apply)

Lacked effective protection against phishing
47%
Lacked effective protection against impersonation/business email compromise
45%
Lacked required support
45%
Lacked effective protection against ransomware and other malware-based threats
35%
Was too time consuming/complex to administer
26%
Other
23%

Mimecast Customer Research

78% of Customers Save Money by Staying with E1 or E3

Which Microsoft package are you using?

E1: 7%
E3: 71%
E5: 9%
Other: 13%

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85% of Organizations Do Not Exclusively Rely on Windows Defender to Protect their Endpoints

Do you exclusively use Windows Defender for protection of your Windows endpoints?

Yes: 15%
No: 85%

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44% of Customers Have Experienced an Office 365 Outage in the Last 12 Months

In the last 12 months how often has your Office 365 email become unavailable?

Never: 56%
1 Time: 27%
2-5 Times: 15%
5-10 Times: 0%
More Than 11 Times: 0%
Other: 2%

Mimecast Customer Research

89% of Customers Agree that Mimecast Improves Defenses Against BECs

Using Mimecast with Office 365 significantly improves our defenses against business email compromise attacks (impersonations).

Strongly Agree: 44%
Agree: 45%
Neutral: 6%
Disagree: 3%
Strongly Disagree: 1%
Other: 0%

Mimecast Customer Research

93% of Customers See Significant Security Improvements Versus Office 365 Alone

Using Mimecast with Office 365 significantly improves our defenses against spam and email-borne threats versus using Office 365 alone.

Strongly Agree: 57%
Agree: 36%
Neutral: 5%
Disagree: 1%
Strongly Disagree: 1%

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64% of Organizations Have Employees that Aren’t Enthusiastic about Security Awareness Training

How enthusiastic are your employees about your security awareness training?

Very Enthusiastic: 5%
Somewhat Enthusiastic: 22%
Neutral: 35%
Not Very Enthusiastic: 24%
Resistant - Very Unenthusiastic: 5%
We do not conduct security awareness training: 9%

Mimecast Customer Research

Sales is the Department Most Likely to Make Careless Mistakes

Which internal department of your organization is most likely to make a careless security mistake?

Sales: 25%
Executives: 15%
Support Staff: 15%
Finance: 13%
Operations: 13%
Marketing: 6%
Engineering: 2%
Other: 10%

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Short & More Frequent Trainings are a Best Practice that Most Aren’t Following

In general, how long is each training session?

30-60 minutes: 27%
15-30 minutes: 20%
5-15 Minutes: 14%
We don’t conduct security awareness training: 14%
1+ Hours: 12%
Less Than 15 Minutes: 10%
Other: 4%

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59% of Organizations Conduct Awareness Training Quarterly or Less Often!

How often do you conduct security awareness training?

Annually: 37%
Quarterly: 22%
Monthly or more frequently: 15%
On an as needed basis when we have a security incident: 13%
We don’t conduct security awareness training: 9%
Only at time of hire: 5%

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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 Customer Research

The Jury is Out on the Effectiveness of Service Providers’ Use of Threat Intelligence

Do you believe that your service providers are sufficiently using threat intelligence to protect your business?

I Don't Know: 43%
Yes: 43%
No: 14%
Other: 1%

Mimecast Customer Research

Human Error – Both Directly & Via Phishing Are #1 & #2 Biggest 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%
I Don't Know: 2%
Other: 1%

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Organizations Have a Long Way to Go to Get the Most from Their Security Products

Do you feel you have operationalized all of your security products 100% in order to protect your organization?

Yes: 18%
No: 67%
I Don't Know: 15%

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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%

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Respondents are Looking for Actionable Threat Intelligence

What do you believe is missing from currently available threat intelligence services?

I Don't Know: 35%
Recommended defensive actions that you should take: 32%
Detail about how a threat might impact your organization: 20%
Attacker Attribution: 7%
Nothing: 6%
Other: 1%



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