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The Mimecast Secure Email Gateway is a messaging security option with anti-spam / anti-malware, data loss prevention, large file send, and other features, from UK company Mimecast.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/fN/nV/BPHO9ZKLI6FF.pngMimecast Secure Email Gateway Keeps it RealWe implemented Mimecast Secure Email Gateway to combat the many vulnerabilities that have blossomed through email over the past decade. This is implemented company wide and integrates with our G Suite email architecture. With Mimecast we have been able to limit phishing scams, minimize spam, prohibit unsafe links and give our users a customizable experience to keep them focused on the safe, secure and important emails that they need to perform their job.,Mimecast really minimizes Spam distraction by providing an hourly or daily digest (time length is fully customizable) of questionable emails. Now, our users only have to monitor those occassionally, and can train the system to prevent spam in the future. Mimecast's sandbox can analyze any questionable email and prevent it from ever getting delivered or executed by our users. The software prevents any malicious links from getting through and even obfuscates to real link until it is proven safe.,While the daily or hourly digest of spam/questionable emails is very useful, it does make it easy for users to forever block senders - which they may actually needd those emails in the future. Providing a link to the management console with blocking may be a better option - training the user how to unblock and use the more sophisticated management console.,9,Mimecase has saved unmeasurable time in IT from having to clean up and fix computers that would have got infected. Our users save much more time and energy from not getting distracted by emails that take them away from their real work responsibilities. Preventing malware on our network or security breaches on user accounts would save thousands of dollars in ransom fees and lost work from outages that would have been caused.,,G Suite, BetterCloud, JIRA Software, JIRA Service Desk, Kayako, DomoMimecast - Email Gateway Done Right!We use Mimecast as our email gateway. It filters all inbound and outbound messages for our entire organization. Mimecast helps us make sure that virtually all of our outbound email messages were encrypted, provides us with both a secure website and an Outlook add-in to review blocked/filtered messages. Being able to be certain that our outgoing messages are properly encrypted, as well as being able to send secure messages via the web portal to companies that don't accept inbound encryption, has proven indispensable.,Encrypts email quickly and efficiently - We went from having a large amount of unencrypted outbound email to over 96% of outbound messages being encrypted, which was a big win for both IT Security and the company as a whole. Easy access to blocked/filtered messages - The Mimecast Outlook add-in makes checking your filtered and/or blocked messages a breeze, and also allows adding new entries to block lists to be done without needing to log in to the website, which is very popular with our end-users. Simple administration - Administering Mimecast is quite simple. SSO makes login a snap, and the web interface is very easy to navigate, while still offering robust controls and information about our Mimecast environment.,Imperfect for shared mailboxes - Accessing the blocked/filtered messages for shared mailboxes is much trickier. The Mimecast add-in for Outlook is bound to the user that's logged in, so it won't function correctly for accessing the blocked/filtered messages for mailboxes for which the user has Full Access Permissions in Exchange. Dependence - While this is certainly true of just about any email gateway if the gateway servers go down or are otherwise inaccessible, your email system is effectively dead in the water. This only happened to us once in two years, but it was still very disruptive when it did happen. Lack of notifications - Aside from the daily quarantine summary you receive, you really have no way of knowing when messages have been either blocked or filtered. It would be nice if there was an Outlook or tray icon notification informing you that you had new messages to attend to, rather than manually doing so periodically.,9,Encryption - Being able to assure customers/partners that virtually all outbound messages are encrypted is a great selling point. Reliability - Mimecast has been incredibly reliable for us, and that is extremely important in terms of ROI. We needed a gateway that wouldn't fail us, and Mimecast definitely met that requirement Ease of user access - Users constantly tell us how much they appreciate the simplicity of accessing their filtered messages, as well as the ease of blocking addresses they don't wish to receive messages from. That's exactly what we wanted, a solution that was readily available to users when they need it, and invisible to their daily lives otherwise.,Microsoft Forefront (Discontinued Product), Mailgate and Exchange Online ProtectionThe best of the bestWe use the service for all incoming and outbound emails, across every department. It dramatically reduces the end users' spam and malicious emails, including phishing. Additional services are attachment protection and URL protection. Both are very low impact to our users and have a high yield in results. Rollout of the additional services was cost-effective as well as openly accepted by our users. I would use the word transparent but that is a "jinx" word in IT (similar to "seamless"). ;),Stops the vast majority of SPAM Easy to use daily list to users of held emails Protects users from dangerous attachments Protects users from dangerous URL's in emails,Its a complicated task to deal with every variety of email issue(s) that arise, and though they do the best I have seen at it, there is still room for AI and clarity improvements in the portal.,10,Incredible time saver for IT on email issues Not blacklisted for over 2 years No Malware gets through anymore,Securence and PostiniMimecast: not just for mimes... itis for everyoneMimecast is used across the whole organization. We take advantage of many of its great features. For example, email first flows to Mimecast servers before they hit 0365. Mimecast has an array of rules that weed out people trying to spoof domains, or spoof emails that look like they are coming from say our CEO (anti-whale phishing) it checks our and redirects any links looking for malware. It also detonates and checks out various attachments for malware, macros and other bad stuff.,Very straightforward and well documented setup! Good whitelisting Good rule set for tailoring it to your needs.,I'm not a fan of their interface yet, the new one is better... but still Getting archives out takes for ever It is a complex product, so more training resources is always appreciated!,9,Peace of mind for email filter \ attachment scanning Peace of mind for always up reliability Peace of mind for archiving,VMware ESXi, VMware vCenter Server, Visual Studio IDEMimecast - The best in email for your organizationMimecast handles all aspects of our email for the entire organization. From a basic level it allows and blocks mail. However it also protects against aspects such as DLP (Content Examination) looking for regular expressions in your email and performing appropriate actions against the email. It also gives you options with your email such as changing email data, such as if it came in from X person, change it to look like it came in from Y person. Mimecast is extremely powerful and worth every penny.,Blocking Spam DLP (Content Examination) Blocking other malicious files Customer engagement on their forums,Reporting - They have a few options, but are limited to what they give you (for the most part) Phone support - They have access to your configuration, however do not have tools to see your screen First Time Setup - At the time we set the product up it was very difficult. However after talking with their experts they have proven that they took great strides to fix this.,10,Safer/Secure environment Able to accomplish things easily through the UI versus some convoluted solution through Exchange Able to accomplish many things that other companies simply do not provide,McAfee Email Gateway,AlienVault USM, Check Point Next Generation Firewall, Jabber
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August 03, 2018

Review: "Mimecast Secure Email Gateway Keeps it Real"

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We implemented Mimecast Secure Email Gateway to combat the many vulnerabilities that have blossomed through email over the past decade. This is implemented company wide and integrates with our G Suite email architecture. With Mimecast we have been able to limit phishing scams, minimize spam, prohibit unsafe links and give our users a customizable experience to keep them focused on the safe, secure and important emails that they need to perform their job.
  • Mimecast really minimizes Spam distraction by providing an hourly or daily digest (time length is fully customizable) of questionable emails. Now, our users only have to monitor those occassionally, and can train the system to prevent spam in the future.
  • Mimecast's sandbox can analyze any questionable email and prevent it from ever getting delivered or executed by our users.
  • The software prevents any malicious links from getting through and even obfuscates to real link until it is proven safe.
  • While the daily or hourly digest of spam/questionable emails is very useful, it does make it easy for users to forever block senders - which they may actually needd those emails in the future. Providing a link to the management console with blocking may be a better option - training the user how to unblock and use the more sophisticated management console.
For both Office 365 as well as G Suite Email platforms, Mimecast provides an excellent layer of security and protection from unwanted and malicious emails. I do admit that training is a key part of the implementation process and if not careful, users can block emails so much that they cause problems receiving valid emails in the future. But with proper training this can be avoided.
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April 10, 2018

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway Review: "Mimecast - Email Gateway Done Right!"

Score 9 out of 10
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We use Mimecast as our email gateway. It filters all inbound and outbound messages for our entire organization. Mimecast helps us make sure that virtually all of our outbound email messages were encrypted, provides us with both a secure website and an Outlook add-in to review blocked/filtered messages. Being able to be certain that our outgoing messages are properly encrypted, as well as being able to send secure messages via the web portal to companies that don't accept inbound encryption, has proven indispensable.
  • Encrypts email quickly and efficiently - We went from having a large amount of unencrypted outbound email to over 96% of outbound messages being encrypted, which was a big win for both IT Security and the company as a whole.
  • Easy access to blocked/filtered messages - The Mimecast Outlook add-in makes checking your filtered and/or blocked messages a breeze, and also allows adding new entries to block lists to be done without needing to log in to the website, which is very popular with our end-users.
  • Simple administration - Administering Mimecast is quite simple. SSO makes login a snap, and the web interface is very easy to navigate, while still offering robust controls and information about our Mimecast environment.
  • Imperfect for shared mailboxes - Accessing the blocked/filtered messages for shared mailboxes is much trickier. The Mimecast add-in for Outlook is bound to the user that's logged in, so it won't function correctly for accessing the blocked/filtered messages for mailboxes for which the user has Full Access Permissions in Exchange.
  • Dependence - While this is certainly true of just about any email gateway if the gateway servers go down or are otherwise inaccessible, your email system is effectively dead in the water. This only happened to us once in two years, but it was still very disruptive when it did happen.
  • Lack of notifications - Aside from the daily quarantine summary you receive, you really have no way of knowing when messages have been either blocked or filtered. It would be nice if there was an Outlook or tray icon notification informing you that you had new messages to attend to, rather than manually doing so periodically.
I think that overall, Mimecast is an excellent email gateway. The performance is great, the overall accessibility is very good, and the administration is fairly straightforward. Many companies may be very attached to the notion of on-premise email gateways, but we have been extremely happy with Mimecast's cloud-based email gateway. Overall it has proven very effective and reliable for our organization, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to other companies. It is best-of-breed, in my opinion.
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April 10, 2018

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway Review: "The best of the best"

Score 10 out of 10
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We use the service for all incoming and outbound emails, across every department. It dramatically reduces the end users' spam and malicious emails, including phishing. Additional services are attachment protection and URL protection. Both are very low impact to our users and have a high yield in results. Rollout of the additional services was cost-effective as well as openly accepted by our users. I would use the word transparent but that is a "jinx" word in IT (similar to "seamless"). ;)
  • Stops the vast majority of SPAM
  • Easy to use daily list to users of held emails
  • Protects users from dangerous attachments
  • Protects users from dangerous URL's in emails
  • Its a complicated task to deal with every variety of email issue(s) that arise, and though they do the best I have seen at it, there is still room for AI and clarity improvements in the portal.
Mid to large size companies its a no-brainer. Small companies may struggle with the costs (but it's worth it).
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April 06, 2018

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway Review: "Mimecast: not just for mimes... itis for everyone"

Score 9 out of 10
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Mimecast is used across the whole organization. We take advantage of many of its great features. For example, email first flows to Mimecast servers before they hit 0365. Mimecast has an array of rules that weed out people trying to spoof domains, or spoof emails that look like they are coming from say our CEO (anti-whale phishing) it checks our and redirects any links looking for malware. It also detonates and checks out various attachments for malware, macros and other bad stuff.
  • Very straightforward and well documented setup!
  • Good whitelisting
  • Good rule set for tailoring it to your needs.
  • I'm not a fan of their interface yet, the new one is better... but still
  • Getting archives out takes for ever
  • It is a complex product, so more training resources is always appreciated!
It works very well for medium to large enterprises who want someone to help filter the deluge of spam, malware, spyware, macros, phishing, and crypto locking junk that is flying all over the internet these days. Having email up in the case of an internal outage is great for peace of mind.

It might be expensive to smaller companies.
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April 04, 2018

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway Review: "Mimecast - The best in email for your organization"

Score 10 out of 10
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Mimecast handles all aspects of our email for the entire organization. From a basic level it allows and blocks mail. However it also protects against aspects such as DLP (Content Examination) looking for regular expressions in your email and performing appropriate actions against the email. It also gives you options with your email such as changing email data, such as if it came in from X person, change it to look like it came in from Y person. Mimecast is extremely powerful and worth every penny.
  • Blocking Spam
  • DLP (Content Examination)
  • Blocking other malicious files
  • Customer engagement on their forums
  • Reporting - They have a few options, but are limited to what they give you (for the most part)
  • Phone support - They have access to your configuration, however do not have tools to see your screen
  • First Time Setup - At the time we set the product up it was very difficult. However after talking with their experts they have proven that they took great strides to fix this.
Email protection both from spam, viruses, and other malicious entities. They are very active in their community and take requests/ideas very seriously. I cannot think of an area where Mimecast would be less appropriate as all businesses are affected by email and the risks associated with it.
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October 25, 2017

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway Review: "Mimecast is the new hotness!"

Score 8 out of 10
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Mimecast is being used across the whole organization to provide protection against spam, malware and phishing attempts. We also utilize the Attachment and URL protections to bring an added layer of security to our end users. Mimecast addressed issues that we could not have thought of in regards to Whaling and Impersonation attempts.
  • Stops spam messages based on it's vast known bad and reputation lists
  • Easy to find where a problem exists in the chain of getting an email through it's tracking area
  • Fairly easy to configure and setup with the very nicely provided guides and videos
  • We've found that the console will timeout frequently when trying to search for various things or look at different sections of the console
  • We have a hard time getting into support without waiting for at least a half hour or more
We think that any organization that is looking to have a flexible and not overly complex email gateway should consider Mimecast. It was an fairly simple cut-over and the implementation team was helpful. With that said you may find support a little lacking. You will spend a little more, however, you get what you pay for.
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The Mimecast Secure Email Gateway is a messaging security option with anti-spam / anti-malware, data loss prevention, large file send, and other features, from UK company Mimecast.
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