TOP BUSINESSES SHORTLISTED FOR INDUSTRY AWARDS » 21 leading businesses from across the engineering and electrotechnical services sector have been sho... ECA PRESIDENT OPTIMISTIC ON BUSINESS OUTLOOK AS ... » Dave Kieft, the outgoing President of the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), believes there ... Armour Comms launches industry leading secure Grou... » London: In direct response to customer demand, Armour Communications has announced the availability ... TDSi Supports Education Programme at IFSEC Inter... » Poole: Integrated security manufacturer TDSi will be sponsoring the Tavcom Training Theatre at IFSEC... 'POWER PLAYERS' INITIATIVE OPENS TO ENTRIES » Leading younger people from across the engineering services sector have a new opportunity to be reco... Multitone launches comprehensive EkoCare Communi... » Multitone Electronics plc has announced the launch of its new EkoCare range for healthcare facilitie... Momentum builds as Critical Communications World d... » Critical Communications World (May 16-18, Hong Kong) is the leading and most influential congress an... New initiative shows increasing importance of CSR » A major new survey on corporate social responsibility (CSR) is now open to electrotechnical busine... OF FOOLS OF THE MIDDLE BELT, ONE NORTH AND PASTORA... » SERIES: BUHARISM AND THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW A treatise on pastoral jihadism, islamism, arabism a... Commvault partners with Pure Storage » Cisco Live, Melbourne, AU and Tinton Falls, NJ: Commvault has announced the integration of its Commv...

CLICK HERE TO

Advertise with Vigilance

SOCIAL BOOKMARK

Got News?

Got news for Vigilance?

Have you got news/articles for us? We welcome news stories and articles from security experts, intelligence analysts, industry players, security correspondents in the main stream media and our numerous readers across the globe.

READ MORE

Subscribe to Vigilance Weekly

Information Security Header

New service will eliminate Shadow IT risk from consumer cloud services, and make it easy for users to send large files safely and securely from Outlook

London, U.K: Mimecast has announced Large File Send for Outlook a new service that makes sending large files secure and easy for users but meets the governance and management needs of IT staff. The service will eliminate a common data security or ‘Shadow IT’ threat caused when users turn to consumer cloud file sharing services to send files because their corporate email service prohibits this. With Large File Send the user simply attaches a file to their email in Outlook as usual and presses send. The Mimecast service then intercepts the file, notifies the recipient of their secure download location and passcode. The user never needs to leave Outlook and the file doesn’t burden the email system or leave the network but remains secure and compliant with corporate policies. Mimecast Large File Send for Outlook will be available to customers in August.

 

The threat to corporate data security from consumer-grade cloud storage and services was identified by IT professionals in a recent report by Freeform Dynamics for Mimecast on Shadow IT. It found that 81 percent of IT teams are concerned that employees are putting sensitive data onto consumer cloud storage and services like Dropbox and Box.

Mimecast Large File Send for Outlook allows users to send files of up to 2GB simply and securely. These large files bypass the Microsoft Exchange server or the Microsoft Office 365 25MB per email limit without impacting the corporate networks performance or clogging the user’s own inbox. Files can be sent to external recipients and non-Mimecast customers.

Grant Fletcher, Product Manager, Mimecast, said: “Before today, organizations 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.”

He added: “Mimecast Large File Send for Outlook is built to solve this problem for the user and the IT team. Users get the ability to securely and easily send very large files both within the corporate network and to external recipients, without having to leave Outlook and go to a third-party cloud service. It’s a win-win for the user and the IT team; large file sending is simple for the user so they don’t need to go outside the corporate network and because of that the IT team solves a major Shadow IT threat.”