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Mimecast streamlines email data recovery with Sync & Recover

Mimecast Limited has introduced Sync & Recover for Exchange and Office 365.

Glenn Brown, Mimecast

Sync & Recover, according to the company, offers unified management of compliance, archiving and data resilience. The new service also provides organisations with protection against downtime in the event of a ransomware or other malware attacks, while cloud-based efficiency can quickly restore corrupted or lost email data.

Organisations have long deployed backup and recovery systems in conjunction with Exchange on-premises mail servers, however with thousands of organisations moving to Office 365 they are left without an integrated backup of email data. Sync & Recover enhances the data protection capabilities of Microsoft Exchange Online and Office 365 by leveraging Mimecast archive data to provide intuitive point-and-click recovery of email data in the event of accidental loss, malicious attacks or technical failure.

Offered as an add-on option for archiving customers, Sync & Recover offers simplified administration and streamlined recovery taking out the need for organisations to acquire additional software or hardware. Organisations can manage compliance archiving and data resiliency from a single Administration Console, without the need for dedicated backup and recovery solutions.

In addition, IT admins can configure recovery and search easily, to recover individual items, entire mailboxes or folders. Mimecast also highlighted that Sync & Recover, in conjunction with Targeted Threat Protection (TTP) and Mimecast Continuity services, allows organisations to combat ransomware and other email-borne malware attacks on Exchange Server data. This layered ransomware strategy combines prevention of email-borne cyber exploits, simplified recovery of email data in case of breach, and email service continuity, all managed from a single intuitive administrative console. The new feature aims to simplify migration from local Exchange servers and Office 365, as well as the management of complex, global messaging environments and hybrid cloud environments.

“To strengthen their cyber resilience strategy, organisations need to ensure they have a backup-and-recovery capability to help protect email data and maintain business continuity, in case of an incident resulting in data loss,” said Glenn Brown, senior product manager, Mimecast. “Sync & Recover for Exchange and Office 365 offers organisations a simple, streamlined way to recover deleted or corrupted email, calendar, and contact information by leveraging archive data.”

Sync & Recover for Exchange and Office 365 will be generally available in August 2017.

 

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