Mimecast gets cloud security approval

Cloud-based email management service provider Mimecast reported today that its Mimecast Services for Exchange v1.0 is the first cloud service to receive the VerAfied security mark.  Independent testing by Veracode 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. 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 from 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.” Mimecast Services for Exchange (MSE) – a Windows Service installed on Microsoft Exchange server acts as a bridge and a scheduler for the chosen MSE services such as Folder Replication, Message Stubbing and Folder Based Retention.  MSE is controlled by and communicates directly with Mimecast’s Web Services interface to provide two-way integration between Microsoft Exchange server and the Mimecast service.