Email management firm Mimecast has expanded its hosting offerings with the addition of support for large files on Outlook servers.
The service will allow users to transfer files across the Outlook platform while maintaining a secure connection, which can be monitored by IT administrators.
Using a web-based service, Mimecast will provide a cloud-based platform that will keep data secure while removing restrictions on file size. Users are able to transfer attachments that are stored in a hosted cloud, which can be accessed by administrators.
The company said that the service will help to not only secure data transfers, but also maintain data for auditing and reduce server costs by holding data on an offsite server. Mimecast hopes that the service will help to deter users from relying on unsecured and unaudited consumer file transfer platforms.
Mimecast product manager Grant Fletcher said: “Before today, organisations either simply block large file sending over their email systems or implement business solutions that are expensive, complicated and unpopular with users.
“It’s not surprising that users turn to easier-to-use consumer services. Consumer cloud file-sharing services have become a shadow IT menace as using them leads to business critical or confidential information leaving the safety of the controlled corporate network.”
The release builds upon a Mimecast service that aims to provide enterprises with a secured platform for local enterprise email services. The service provides companies with a secured archive for attachments while maintaining files for reference and audit by IT staff.
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