Mimecast has confirmed layoff plans and intends to cut 4 percent of staff, CEO Peter Bauer disclosed in Mimecast�s quarterly earnings call today. Moreover, the email security provider continues to investigate a recent cybersecurity incident, though the company sounds confident that Mimecast's response to the issue has been effective. In a prepared statement just ahead of the earnings call, Bauer said: "We delivered solid growth and profitability this quarter, with key wins in the enterprise space and continued progress against our multi-product strategy. We are delivering increasingly strong cash flow and meaningful margin expansion. We expect continued top-line growth, but delivering growth at our long-term targets will take additional time and investment. We are prioritizing resources to better align with our strategy, including by implementing a reduction in force. We are confident these actions will help power the next evolution of our business." Then, during the earnings call, Bauer confirmed a staff cut plan that involves eliminating 80 positions "or about four percent of Mimecast�s workforce. �We did not make this decision lightly. However, we are confident that this is the right decision for the business, and essential to being able to invest in the right areas and achieve our goals," he said. The layoffs will result in a restructuring charge of approximately $3.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal '21, CFO Rafe Brown said.
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