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CASE STUDY
Sox didn ’ t stop there . He needed to remove any threats to email continuity , since it is the lifeblood for everything from concessions operations to field maintenance , competitive intelligence and ticketholder loyalty programs .
At the time , competitor vendors weren ’ t offering the level of continuity George desired . But Mimecast did and he decided to make the switch .

WITH THE SOPHISTICATION OF ATTACKS CONSTANTLY

ON THE RISE , IT ’ S CRITICAL THAT WE

PREVENT ATTACKS FROM EVER ARRIVING IN AN EMPLOYEE ’ S MAILBOX .

“ There was no comparison . Mimecast was simply ahead of the competition on the continuity and Disaster Recovery front ,” he said . “ Email is as important to our business as power and running water . We needed to know that messages and data would always be available and secure , and Mimecast delivered .”
Customer outcome
George says the added layer of redundancy that Mimecast provides is paying off .
“ With the sophistication of attacks constantly on the rise , it ’ s critical that we prevent attacks from ever arriving in an employee ’ s mailbox ,” said George .
“ But we also needed to go a step further and ‘ harden ’ our employees against attacks with a security awareness program .”
Customer strategy
The first boost to the security line-up came in 2013 when Major League Baseball created a league wide security operations center ( SOC ) to help clubs respond to cyber incidents . But George and the Red
“ This was a critical point in our decision to partner with Mimecast for email security ,” said George . “ And Mimecast ’ s products are very user-friendly , allowing our staff to securely manage junk mail right in Outlook or even on the go with Mimecast ’ s mobile app .”
Mimecast is even helping George spread the word on email security throughout the Red Sox organization with Mimecast ’ s security awareness platform .
“ It is far and away the best security awareness training I ’ ve seen on the market . The humor they incorporate is important to make sure employees don ’ t view it as ‘ just another training exercise ’. It ’ s a big hit .”
Now , when the Red Sox see bad actors trying to steal home – they know Mimecast is there to block the plate and tag them out , every time . p
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