Mimecast creates richer eDiscovery with new API

New API connects to email archive, offering powerful search capabilities and faster, more comprehensive intelligence…
Mimecast will shortly announce the growing adoption of a new public API that simplifies eDiscovery efforts by providing secure access to Mimecast’s cloud-based email archive. The new API can be seamlessly integrated with other eDiscovery solutions, quickly giving customers powerful search capabilities and comprehensive data intelligence, resulting in reduced compliance risks.
According to a recent email compliance study, it takes US businesses an average of 15 working days to identify all emails relating to a potential litigation. Mimecast’s new API easily opens up access to business critical information within an organization’s email archive, leading to a more effective use of legal resources’ time, improving the quality of evidence and enabling businesses to build a more complete case.
Julian Martin“As we archive more and more corporate unstructured data, Mimecast is increasingly becoming an information bank for our customers, and we are always seeking new ways to expand its flexibility through our API offerings,” said Julian Martin, VP of Strategic Alliances, Mimecast. (pictured) “Our new API, when combined with the Mimecast service, creates a single, secure repository of business critical content and greatly reduces the pain, costs and resources normally dedicated to searching within archived email data. Being able to securely tap into an email archive quickly creates a powerful and entirely unique eDiscovery experience, eliminating the usual complexity associated with eDiscovery cases.”
Recommind, a leader in information management analysis and governance technology, is leveraging the new Mimecast API to connect its Axcelerate eDiscovery platform with Mimecast. This integration process significantly increases productivity because data from multiple sources is indexed in a single instance for the Context Optimized Relevancy Engine (CORE) and is immediately available for multiple uses and queries.
“Axcelerate eDiscovery clients will find this connector powerful and efficient, plus they will be better prepared to succeed at managing information for healthcare compliance, big data and governance,” said Craig Carpenter, VP of Marketing and Business Development, Recommind. “Email communication and archiving is vital to nearly all organizations, and the Mimecast API connector to CORE also benefits integration with our Decisiv Enterprise Search and Perceptiv Analytics products. This gives our mutual customers the speed, accuracy, and ease of use that directly translates into a competitive advantage; now for eDiscovery and in the future for new initiatives.”
“I am delighted that our vendors are integrating their product development and taking the opportunity to improve the user experience,” explained Mabel Evans, Head of IT Services at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP.  “At Field Fisher Waterhouse we use both Mimecast and Recommind. This provides us with exceptional security across all of our electronic communications and the ability to intelligently search for answers and documents from several data sources and document management systems. This is not only vital to the way we work, but is also an integral part of our value added service to clients. Clients are much more demanding in the current economic environment and require more than excellent legal advice. This integration will allow us to differentiate our service offering,”
• Deployed by nearly 25% of the Am Law 200 firms and over 70% of the UK’s top 100 law firms, Mimecast’s Unified Email Management (UEM) combines email security, continuity and archiving solutions in a centralized cloud-based service, simplifying how email data is amassed for legal or regulatory purposes. The new Mimecast API is available now. For more information on Mimecast, please visit:  http://www.mimecast.com/