Rockline Implements Mimecast's SaaS-based Email Management Platform to Consolidate IT Costs

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SaaS-based email service delivered email archiving, security and continuity for manufacturer during outage from a regional ice storm

Mimecast, a holistic email management company offering SaaS-based email archiving, continuity and security, today announced paper products manufacturer, Rockline Industries, implemented Mimecast's unified service offering at a quarter of the cost of deploying multiple on-premise point solutions and appliances.

Rockline selected Mimecast in order to consolidate email management with one solution; thereby reducing mounting IT costs and management. "To cover all our email management issues, it looked as if we would need to purchase at least four point solutions," said Perry Fritz, Rockline's Enterprise Operations Manager. "That meant dealing with four different vendors, purchasing multiple servers, trying to integrate all the solutions, and maintaining them. We didn't have the staff or budget to handle it all."

To meet Rockline's multiple requirements, Mimecast provided the only end-to-end solution for unified email management in the cloud - a fully SaaS-based service that covers email archiving, eDiscovery, continuity, security, and policy management. More than 2,000 companies around the world have replaced multiple, on-premise point solutions with Mimecast in order to significantly reduce the risk, complexity and overall cost of email management.

"Mimecast had everything we needed, and more, all in one place and the model is so straightforward and simple. We pay one price per user per month, and email management is completely covered," said Perry Fritz, Rockline Industries enterprise operations manager.

Before committing to Mimecast, Rockline conducted a thorough evaluation of alternatives, including on-premise software and appliances. "When we compared the cost of Mimecast to the purchase and maintenance of the multiple point solutions required to cover all of the features we wanted, we found that Mimecast would be approximately one-quarter the cost, and with far fewer headaches because it ties in directly with our existing Outlook environment. Some of the features we wanted in addition to email archiving - such as email continuity - weren't offered by any other vendor, period. In the end, Mimecast beat everyone else hands down."

Mimecast was put to the test recently when the state of Arkansas was hit by a major ice storm, knocking out the power to Rockline's main facility in Northwest Arkansas including taking down the Exchange email server. Rockline employees were housed in hotels and there were major concerns as to whether these employees could continue working productively without access to email. According to Fritz, "Rockline had tested the continuity piece of Mimecast but until this outage we had not yet used the SaaS solution for a business continuity incident. Using the Mimecast continuity capabilities, Rockline's staff continued to have access to email... it worked great!"

Founded in 2002, Mimecast delivers a holistic approach for managing the risk and complexity of the email management environment with a SaaS-based platform for archiving, continuity and security of corporate communication and data. Built on a technology architecture specifically designed for SaaS, Mimecast Unified Email Management makes email more useful and productive, removes the fragmented stacks of on-premise point solutions, delivers enterprise-grade software services and empties server rooms to facilitate green IT environments.

About Rockline Industries:
Rockline is a privately-owned paper products manufacturer based in Wisconsin that is the largest supplier of coffee filters and private-label baby wipes in North America. Employing 1,800 people, Rockline does business in more than 50 countries and has manufacturing operations around the world. For more information, go to http://www.rocklineind.com/.

About Mimecast:
Mimecast delivers SaaS-based enterprise email management including archiving, discovery, continuity, security and policy. 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 2002, Mimecast has expanded from the United Kingdom into the United States, South Africa, Scandinavia and Dubai. The email management company serves more than 2,000 customers worldwide and has seen 300% revenue growth over its last fiscal year. For more information, go to http://www.mimecast.com.

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