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Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant Media is dedicated to producing media and entertainment that inspires social change. Participant Media has funded and helped to produce over 75 documentaries and feature films that have collectively earned over 50 Academy Award® nominations. Participant Media is composed of three divisions: filmmaking, digital advocacy and television. Each division works to raise social awareness through inspiring, real-life stories. Participant Media’s filmography includes award-winning films and documentaries such as An Inconvenient Truth, Food, Inc., Citizen Four, Spotlight, The Help and Lincoln. After hackers broke into Sony Entertainment’s email accounts in late 2014, Participant Media began to shift their company culture around cyber security. Since the media company often works with individuals involved in social change, they needed to protect their sources’ privacy and ensure all emails were secure and encrypted. At the time, Participant Media was using Microsoft Exchange 2007 hosted by Rackspace, a cloud computing company. Unfortunately, the version of Exchange they were using, was no longer supported by Microsoft, creating security, uptime and support problems.

Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant Media is dedicated to producing media and entertainment that inspires social change. Participant Media has funded and helped to produce over 75 documentaries and feature films that have collectively earned over 50 Academy Award® nominations. Participant Media is composed of three divisions: filmmaking, digital advocacy and television. Each division works to raise social awareness through inspiring, real-life stories. Participant Media’s filmography includes award-winning films and documentaries such as An Inconvenient Truth, Food, Inc., Citizen Four, Spotlight, The Help and Lincoln. After hackers broke into Sony Entertainment’s email accounts in late 2014, Participant Media began to shift their company culture around cyber security. Since the media company often works with individuals involved in social change, they needed to protect their sources’ privacy and ensure all emails were secure and encrypted. At the time, Participant Media was using Microsoft Exchange 2007 hosted by Rackspace, a cloud computing company. Unfortunately, the version of Exchange they were using, was no longer supported by Microsoft, creating security, uptime and support problems.Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant Media is dedicated to producing media and entertainment that inspires social change. Participant Media has funded and helped to produce over 75 documentaries and feature films that have collectively earned over 50 Academy Award® nominations. Participant Media is composed of three divisions: filmmaking, digital advocacy and television. Each division works to raise social awareness through inspiring, real-life stories. Participant Media’s filmography includes award-winning films and documentaries such as An Inconvenient Truth, Food, Inc., Citizen Four, Spotlight, The Help and Lincoln. After hackers broke into Sony Entertainment’s email accounts in late 2014, Participant Media began to shift their company culture around cyber security. Since the media company often works with individuals involved in social change, they needed to protect their sources’ privacy and ensure all emails were secure and encrypted. At the time, Participant Media was using Microsoft Exchange 2007 hosted by Rackspace, a cloud computing company. Unfortunately, the version of Exchange they were using, was no longer supported by Microsoft, creating security, uptime and support problems.

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Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant Media is dedicated to producing media and entertainment that inspires social change. Participant Media has funded and helped to produce over 75 documentaries and feature films that have collectively earned over 50 Academy Award® nominations. Participant Media is composed of three divisions: filmmaking, digital advocacy and television. Each division works to raise social awareness through inspiring, real-life stories. Participant Media’s filmography includes award-winning films and documentaries such as An Inconvenient Truth, Food, Inc., Citizen Four, Spotlight, The Help and Lincoln. After hackers broke into Sony Entertainment’s email accounts in late 2014, Participant Media began to shift their company culture around cyber security. Since the media company often works with individuals involved in social change, they needed to protect their sources’ privacy and ensure all emails were secure and encrypted. At the time, Participant Media was using Microsoft Exchange 2007 hosted by Rackspace, a cloud computing company. Unfortunately, the version of Exchange they were using, was no longer supported by Microsoft, creating security, uptime and support problems.

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Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant Media is dedicated to producing media and entertainment that inspires social change. Participant Media has funded and helped to produce over 75 documentaries and feature films that have collectively earned over 50 Academy Award® nominations. Participant Media is composed of three divisions: filmmaking, digital advocacy and television. Each division works to raise social awareness through inspiring, real-life stories. Participant Media’s filmography includes award-winning films and documentaries such as An Inconvenient Truth, Food, Inc., Citizen Four, Spotlight, The Help and Lincoln. After hackers broke into Sony Entertainment’s email accounts in late 2014, Participant Media began to shift their company culture around cyber security. Since the media company often works with individuals involved in social change, they needed to protect their sources’ privacy and ensure all emails were secure and encrypted. At the time, Participant Media was using Microsoft Exchange 2007 hosted by Rackspace, a cloud computing company. Unfortunately, the version of Exchange they were using, was no longer supported by Microsoft, creating security, uptime and support problems.

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