If you are looking for a fast, flexible, easy to use archiving solution for your Exchange infrastructure, look no further than GFI MailArchiver. This easy-to-use email archiving solution can support Microsoft SBS, Exchange 2003, 2007, and 2010, and can easily be plugged into an existing infrastructure.
With compliance, data retention, and business continuity all as hot topics for email admins, email archiving can help with all of these needs, and being able to add GFI MailArchiver into your Exchange system without having to make any changes to it makes this an easy win.
Smaller orgs can add MailArchiver to an existing Exchange server, but larger companies will want to deploy a dedicated server to avoid load on any of the Exchange servers. Running a dedicated server also provides a way to get at email in the event that Exchange is down, which is a nice value add. The software comes in 32 and 64bit flavors, and the only really serious hardware you want to provision is disk space, so that you have plenty of room for potentially years’ worth of email. Organizations with more than 125 users, or those who want to deploy auditing in your archiving solution, will want to use MSSQL instead of the built-in database. You can install a local instance or use an existing SQL server implementation. MailArchiver also supports the freely available SQL Server Express 2008 R2 and its suitable for most organizations under 100 seats.
GFI MailArchiver can support multiple archiving and retention policies, and is very flexible, but as with any archiving solution, you want to work with your document retention specialist, legal, or HR group to define the retention policy or policies that you will need to deploy. Yes, you may need to have different policies for different groups, and that is fine. GFI MailArchiver can easily handle as many different retention policies as you may need, ensuring that your archives contain all the messages that should be kept, and purging old messages when they are no longer needed. These policies can be created based on sender, recipient, or keywords in the subject of body of an email, covering anything you might need to classify a message.
GFI MailArchiver helps businesses comply with several of the legislative acts that touch upon email and document retention, including Sarbanes-Oxley, the E-Commerce Act 2000, BS7799-2:2002, and others. The audit log leverages SQL’s built-in capabilities to provide a tamper-proof log of all activities that touch upon the archives – ensuring both administrator and end user activities can be audited.
Every organization with mailbox limits has dealt with PSTs at some point. GFI MailArchiver not only eliminates the need for PSTs by providing virtually limitless mailboxes, it includes a tool to import PSTs into the archive. This can free up space, eliminate the risk of data loss from corrupt PSTs, and help with search and compliance by bringing all archived email into a central location.
Did someone say search? GFI MailArchiver has powerful search capabilities, leveraging the database and an easy to use search form. Searches can span multiple archives if you have created more than one database, and can index the contents of common file attachments as well as email messages. Users can search their own archives, but privileged users such as admins or auditors can search across all archives.
End user interaction with GFI MailArchiver is through a web browser, and there is mobile friendly version for smartphone users who need to search or view archived messages on the go.
With multi-language support, full support for virtualized environments, stub-free technology that doesn’t violate Exchange’s support requirements, and an easy to use administrative interface, GFI MailArchiver is a great choice for any SMB looking to add email archiving to their Exchange environment. You can read even more about it at http://www.gfi.com/mailarchiver or download a free trial at http://www.gfi.com/downloads/register.aspx?pid=mar&webSyncID=05815500-d273-88e4-2c27-0a51bc732a5e&sessionGUID=6aa60863-6b8b-719c-cd76-b326e7e662c9.