Faced with increasing regulatory, continuity, and legal requirements, as well as an onslaught of spam and malware, organizations need to take a more comprehensive approach to messaging solutions, particularly in regard to email management. Specifically, organizations need to adopt a more holistic approach to email management that encompasses archiving, continuity, and security. Since most organizations rely heavily on email for their communication and collaboration needs, managing email effectively -- in terms of both employee productivity and compliance and legal needs -- is critical.
Increasingly, effective email management solutions provide a holistic approach that encompasses the related issues of archiving, business continuity, and security. Such an approach mitigates the compliance, legal, and security risks that email often unwittingly introduces to an organization while minimizing the impact on an internal IT department.
IDC believes the market for cloud-based email management and messaging security solutions will continue to grow, and to the extent that Mimecast can address the challenges highlighted in this paper, the company's SaaS-based email management services have a significant opportunity to resonate among customers in the market.