Mimecast Gains New Capabilities to Extend Threat Detection Expertise

Watertown, MA (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mimecast Limited (MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced it was purchasing substantially all of the assets of iSheriff, a leading cloud-based security provider. This acquisition will provide Mimecast customers additional real-time email threat intelligence and detection expertise and complements Mimecast’s existing portfolio of email security, continuity and archiving solutions.

Email continues to be mission-critical for organizations and the number one attack vector for cybercriminals. These new technologies will further enhance Mimecast’s market leading detection capabilities, safeguarding customers against threats.

“Organizations that have legacy security capabilities focused on just prevention are likely to fail,” said Peter Bauer, CEO and founder of Mimecast. “Just years ago organizations argued not to move to the cloud because of security issues. Now organizations are moving to the cloud to get advanced threat detection and intelligence. This added expertise in threat detection and intelligence strengthens Mimecast’s cloud services to help customers bolster their cyber resilience efforts.”

With this acquisition, there is no change to Mimecast’s Q3 and FY 2017 guidance provided on November 9, 2016.

About Mimecast

Mimecast (MIME) makes business email and data safer for 21,800 customers and millions of their employees worldwide. Founded in 2003, the company’s next-generation cloud-based security, archiving and continuity services protect email and deliver comprehensive email risk management.

The press release can be found here.