Van Gaalen Attorneys has implemented Mimecast’s cloud-based Unified Email Management (UEM) solution to ensure total document security and accessibility. Good governance regulations demands that law firms ensure chains of custody remain intact in the archival, discovery and retrieval process should documents and emails be required for other legal matters.
“It was only when we evaluated Mimecast for one of our existing clients that we realised how encompassing the solution is from a legal perspective. We had never before come across an email solution with so many functions that immediately and completely take care of legal requirements. Therefore, it was only appropriate we adopt Mimecast ourselves,” says Gerrit van Gaalen, partner at Van Gaalen Attorneys.
Mimecast uses the ‘Software as a Service’ model to provide e-mail management services to customers who connect their internal servers to an online service instead of purchasing, deploying and maintaining additional in-house software and hardware. The implementation process consists of a few uncomplicated, easy to follow, steps. The Mimecast Service Delivery Engineers are highly knowledgeable on e-mail platforms, provide expert guidance all the way through the connection process.
“Within hours Van Gaalen Attorneys had seamless continuity of the e-mail service, the business e-mail was being archived and Van Gaalen Attorneys had comprehensive security protection,” says Kendal Watt, pre sales engineer at Mimecast South Africa.
“The ease of implementation and short time to deployment of the Mimecast service is a big attraction for any business,” continues Watt.
Correctly managing your company’s communication can only benefit the business. Considering that up to 80% of an organisation’s newly developed Intellectual Property (IP) can be found in its emails, it makes sense to make sure none of them get away.
“Save yourself time, money and lots of conversations with your legal team, implement an email system that takes care of archiving and the fundamentals required to keep your business compliant,” says van Gaalen.
Mimecast (www.mimecast.com) delivers SaaS-based enterprise email management including archiving, discovery, continuity, security and policy. By unifying disparate and fragmented email environments into one holistic solution that is always available from the cloud, Mimecast minimizes risk and reduces cost and complexity, while providing total end-to-end control of email. Founded in the United Kingdom in 2003, Mimecast serves approximately 3,000 customers worldwide and has offices in Europe, North America, Africa, the Middle East and the Channel Islands.