Mergers & Acquisitions Solution Brief
Mimecast Unified Email Management (UEM) simplifies post-merger email integration, to protect brand and productivity while minimising risk and eliminating downtime.
Following a merger or acquisition, integrating people, processes and cultures is a priority – to create the unified platform on which a single, efficient and productive organization can thrive.
More often than not, email is at the heart of that challenge. It is the primary business communication tool, playing a vital role in getting the new organization working effectively, by enabling collaboration across teams, departments, brands and geographies.
These days, however, email is often built on a complex and diverse infrastructure. Everything from the core email platform, to services like security, archiving and continuity may rely on different, incompatible technologies – so even though they are business critical, these services may not be easy to integrate.
The risks inherent in the integration process are significant. Unplanned downtime, systems and hardware failures can all bring the newly merged businesses grinding to a halt, whilst holes in security can affect everything from compliance to reputation.
But there is a simpler alternative. Mimecast Unified Email Management (UEM) provides a wide range of features that are uniquely placed to help organisations carry out rapid, low cost and low risk email integration, following a merger.
Mimecast can act as your bridge head in the cloud, routing email to different email servers or locations. Mimecast’s powerful address alteration policy control means all email addresses can represent the new business entity, without worrying about on-site mailbox location.
Powerful, award winning continuity ensures that email keeps flowing even when primary systems are down for a transition or migration. Seamless, automatic failover and fallback mean users will not even notice the difference.
Mimecast UEM provides robust email security in the cloud – backed by tough SLAs. There’s no need for new hardware and policies are defined and enforced from a central admin console, so users get total protection during and after migration.
Integrated, cloud-based email archiving removes the need to migrate large volumes of historical data on-premise infrastructures. Similarly, tight Active Directory integration makes user migration and intelligent message routing easy.