Iron Mountain Launches Cloud E-Mail Service

The new package, called the Total Email Management Suite, offers what Iron Mountain claims is a cost-effective, total end-to-end cloud-based alternative to control e-mail that includes archiving, continuity, security and data leak prevention.

Looking for an alternative to Microsoft Outlook e-mail software? More new choices seem to be coming into the market every few months.
The latest is from the venerable hard-document storage company Iron Mountain, which launched an expansion of its digital archiving platform for e-mail management on April 16.
The new package, called the Total Email Management Suite, offers what Iron Mountain claims is a cost-effective, total end-to-end cloud-based alternative to control e-mail that includes archiving, continuity, security and data leak prevention.
All e-mail is hosted in Iron Mountain's famously secure data centers. The suite securely retains, recovers, discovers and deletes e-mail at the end of its life cycle, Iron Mountain said.
There is no software for users to manage. They order the service and pay monthly.
Users will have the ability to transfer their archived data, whether stored in Iron Mountain's SEC-compliant e-mail archive or its e-mail management solution, to Stratify's (an Iron Mountain subsidiary) Legal Discovery Services, should they require e-discovery support.
The question about any of service like this one, of course, is security and availability. Can you get your e-mail any time you need it, and will it not get lost or destroyed? A provider's reputation is everything in this department.
In this case, Iron Mountain's track record is hard to beat. The company has been building its storage safety reputation since 1951, and no other IT company has been doing it for that long a time.
The new service becomes available in May 2009. Pricing information is available on consultation. For more information, go here.

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