Data protection service from Metrofile

August 2009 Security Services & Risk Management

Research by Gartner and others suggest that 75% of company critical data goes home every night, unprotected and at times not backed-up. The same research suggests that while many companies do backup their data, 34% do not test the backup and that as much as 77% of backups fail. Furthermore, some 84% of corporate intellectual property is now believed to be held in e-mail, an area few companies manage or backup effectively.

It is with this in mind that Metrofile has teamed up with technology vendors, Attix5 and Mimecast to launch its latest Data Protection Service offering.

“Clients have been calling on us to broaden our services to cover the management of their digital assets both on and off site,” says Peter McLaren-Kennedy, sales and marketing director at Metrofile. “It is with this that we took a strategic decision to identify vendors that provide technology to support this, and then bundle these services under a Data Protection Service umbrella.”

Peter McLaren-Kennedy
Peter McLaren-Kennedy

The announcement marks an aggressive move by the company to harness the power of technology in order to provide clients with access to the right tools to assist with better managing their digital assets.

As part of the agreements with both companies, Metrofile will now be able to bundle, tailor and resell technology solutions from Mimecast and Attix5.

“We looked for vendors whose technology offerings matched our business strategy and could provide robust solutions that would give customers peace of mind that their e-mail and digital assets were in good hands. With risk management and compliance being top-of-mind for managers around the globe, it was critical that the technology we selected adhere to global stands, while at the same time provide superior technology services,” adds McLaren-Kennedy.

The new Data Protection Services division is an addition to Metrofile’s existing services that include records management, image processing, data protection, information solutions and paper management. The new services fill the gap identified by clients within the realm of digital information management and lower the barriers to entry for organisations looking to make use of offsite data management services, but were deterred as a result of the costs to entry of existing technology solutions that require large backup tape systems or big bandwidth pipes.

For more information contact Peter McLaren-Kennedy, sales and marketing director, Metrofile, +27 (0)11 677 3028,

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