Marlow, UK, 10 June 2013 – This week Softcat announced a new phase in its partnership with cloud-based Unified Email Management (UEM) giant Mimecast to provide UEM to the public sector via the Government Procurement Service Cloud Store (G-Cloud). Very much seen as one of the premium UEM products in the corporate sector, Mimecast is now looking to expand its service into the public sector through Softcat, its trusted ‘Premier Partner of the Year’ for the last four years running.
Mimecast UEM provides email archiving, security and continuity solutions in a single, tightly integrated, exclusively cloud-based service from a central, web-based administration console. Through its services, Mimecast radically simplifies the notoriously complex world of email management by removing the need to deploy, integrate and manage multiple third-party systems, leaving its customers with a lean, high-performance Exchange server to manage. Through Softcat, Mimecast offers these email management services individually or as part of a Mimecast UEM service.
Public sector G-Cloud customers can expect to receive the following benefits from Mimecast’s cloud-based service:
- Highly secure and resilient offsite, cloud-based email archiving
- SLA-backed security protection from spam and malware
- Unlimited email archive storage
- Secure control of data on unsecured devices
- Quick and easy cloud deployment
All of these services are backed by Mimecast’s 100% service availability SLA and no consultancy or on-premise appliances are required.
Andy Bruen, Softcat’s public sector frameworks manager said, “We are truly excited at being given the opportunity to introduce Mimecast into the public sector market. We’ve enjoyed a truly remarkable relationship with Mimecast over the last four years – successfully retaining their Premier Partner of the Year Award - demonstrating a core understanding of the service. The Government’s Cloud Store offers us, and our customers, the absolute ‘best fit’ for Mimecast’s wholly cloud-based Unified Email Management service.”
“Mimecast has been working with Softcat to provide email management services to the private sector for the past six years,” explained Sales Manager Mark Garbett. “One of the great rewards of our partnership has been providing these companies with significant, very real, cost and productivity efficiencies, so it’ll be great to see the same value proposition taking effect within the public sector via G-Cloud.”
Softcat (www.softcat.com) is a leading provider of software licensing, hardware, security and related IT services. Softcat, founded in 1993 by Peter Kelly, remains privately owned and currently employs more than 500 people. It achieved a turnover in excess of £307 million in its last financial year and has been profitable since inception, resulting in a strong balance sheet and very firm financial foundations.
The company sells and supports products and solutions from all the world's leading IT companies. On all its portfolio products and solutions it offers a full range of services, including advice and guidance, technical design, product sourcing, implementation, support and project management. It enjoys a trading relationship with over 5,000 longstanding customers, predominantly from the UK corporate sector but also including large enterprises, small businesses and public sector organisations.
As an organisation Softcat cares passionately about two things – outstanding employee satisfaction and world-class customer service. It believes the former drives the latter.
Mimecast (www.mimecast.com) delivers cloud-based email management for Microsoft Exchange, including archiving, continuity and security. By unifying disparate and fragmented email environments into one holistic solution that is always available from the cloud, Mimecast minimizes risk and reduces cost and complexity, while providing total end-to-end control of email. Founded in the United Kingdom in 2003, Mimecast serves more than 7,000 customers and 1.8 million users worldwide and has offices in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Channel Islands.
Tel: 01635 898361