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Based in the Mauritian financial capital of Ebene, with a presence in Singapore, Seychelles, South Africa, and Kenya, ITL serves a diversified client base comprising financial institutions, private equity firms, real estate multinationals, investment managers, and high-net worth individuals.

Our clients expect us to comply with global security best practices. They want reassurance that information security is considered and addressed in all aspects of our business operations, products, and services

– - Abhijeet Keenoo, Head of Information Security, Data Protection, Governance, Risk & Compliance at ITL

The Challenge

The company has played an instrumental role in positioning Mauritius as an attractive and business-friendly jurisdiction for structuring, listing, and capital-raising purposes. But this makes the country just as attractive to cybercriminals, who are increasingly targeting businesses through phishing and social engineering attacks.

With access to sensitive financial, company, and personal information, ITL was concerned that its incumbent email security solution could not keep up with, or provide adequate protection from, the constantly evolving threat landscape. Spam and phishing emails were still making their way into corporate mailboxes.

“Our clients expect us to comply with global security best practices. They want reassurance that information security is considered and addressed in all aspects of our business operations, products, and services,” says Abhijeet Keenoo, Head of Information Security, Data Protection, Governance, Risk & Compliance at ITL.

“With so many phishing mails getting through our network security, it became clear that we had to strengthen our line of defence, to prevent the business from losing corporate data and money to hackers.”

Abhijeet’s top priority was to bolster security on ITL’s cloud email infrastructure with an advanced email protection solution.

The Solution

Intercontinental Trust Limited considered other solutions for protection from advanced threats. But it was swayed by the positive reviews and performance of Mimecast’s advanced email security solution, which it was introduced to by Grove, an elite Mimecast reseller and partner in Mauritius.

The company signed up for a one-month trial of Mimecast’s advanced email security, which includes Targeted Threat Protection. This protects organisations from advanced email-borne threats, including impersonation attempts, malicious URLs and attachments, spam, and viruses.

The Result

During the trial, ITL noted a significant decrease in the number of spam emails entering the network.

"We knew our email threats were only going to increase over the coming years, which is why we signed a three-year partnership agreement with Grove, which has a strong reputation in the local market,” says Abhijeet. “The Grove team, especially Chad Bartlett and Scott Murry, helped to define the value proposition as well as the best practice deployment of the Mimecast solution. The level of cybersecurity for email knowledge and 24/7 support received from Grove is unmatched and our relationship continues to grow positively.”

“I managed to obtain buy-in from the different business unit stakeholders to bring in Mimecast and to trust the solution until the learning process and fine-tuning of the application was complete,” says Abhijeet. I’m glad I did because, three months into using the solution, no one misses the spam!”

“It took some time to get used to the platform, and a few months tailoring the solution to suit our environment, but telling senior management that 95% of our email problem had been solved and that the solution was running effectively was a standout moment for me – especially after making a three-year commitment with Grove and Mimecast. At the end of the day, the company’s data is secure, our clients’ data is secure and we get the job done. My advice for other companies facing similar challenges would be to go for Mimecast,a first choice value for money unified email protection solution.”

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