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.
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.”