Mimecast Services for Exchange v1.0 has become the first cloud service to receive the VerAfied security mark.
Independent and rigorous testing by Veracode, provider of the leading cloud-based application risk management services platform, demonstrates Mimecast has taken due care in developing a secure software platform and evaluates vulnerabilities against industry standards such as the OWASP Top 10 and SANS-CWE Top 25.
Mimecast's service removes the complexities and risks of business email management by providing a single cloud-based service as an alternative to on-premise archiving, continuity and security. The popular service integrates with on-premise email servers, and specifically Microsoft Exchange, to reduce server loads, automates mailbox size management and takes advantage of comprehensive Exchange-specific and user-defined information, such as folder structure and message metadata to deliver greater benefits to email users.
The VerAfied security mark is a quality indicator for the security level of applications and software components. Mimecast selected Veracode for its independent and completely transparent assessment service and due to it being based on industry-accepted standards.
Matt Moynahan, CEO of Veracode, comments: "Modern cloud-based platforms provide tight integration with traditional on-premise software to provide seamless access to advanced services. Customers are looking for independent proof that cloud-based vendors such as Mimecast rigorously test software that is deployed against industry-standard benchmarks. Mimecast is the first hybrid cloud service to be awarded the VerAfied rating and this provides a differentiator for Mimecast and echoes their commitment to an important customer concern – the security and integrity of email and data."
Tim Pickard, chief marketing officer at Mimecast, adds: "As trusted custodians of confidential email and data of businesses, it's fundamental we review every element of our physical and software security practices."