Sonasoft, a developer and provider of archiving and business continuity software on the Microsoft Windows platform specifically for the small to medium-size business (SMB) market, announced a limited-time offer on its e-mail archiving solution, SonaVault. The mailbox licensing is being offered at the price of $1,495, at which customers can archive up to 100 mailboxes and includes the cost of support, maintenance and installation for the first year. The offer expires at the end of April, a company release noted.
E-mail archiving features provided by SonaVault include guaranteed archiving, where e-mails are archived even when deleted by sender/ recipient, full-featured stubbing, offering quick access to archive server stored e-mails, transparent to the user, content review management, labeling, tagging policy and case management for critical e-mails offline access to help define local storage parameters for offline use and role based archive access and multi-domain archiving.
The platform offers support for Microsoft Exchange 2000, 2003, 2007, and 2010 standard or enterprise, eDiscovery features, with Query builder for customized searches, the option to use default retention policies or create custom policies to fit company needs, Single Instance Storage (SIS), Microsoft Outlook access to archived e-mails, without any client side install / plugins and enhanced reporting features offering reporting functionality to track corporate e-mail activities, trends, information leakage, retention, access control, compression ratios and more.
Along with Osterman Research a market research and consulting firm, the company recently published a report, Why Email Archiving is a Critical Best Practice. According to Michael D. Osterman, president of Osterman Research, Inc. and author of the report, e-mail archiving can have a positive impact on virtually every individual and function within an organization.
On why should people be downloading this report, Osterman added that e-mail archiving is both a business and a technical decision. "Line-of-business decision makers should read the paper to understand the business and legal benefits of archiving, while IT decision makers need to understand that archiving is not just another system to manage, but instead one that can save them time and money, and can make other parts of the IT infrastructure operate more efficiently," he said. "It can reduce the amount of storage on e-mail servers, allowing them to run more efficiently and reliably with shorter backup windows and shorter restoration periods."
In addition, Osterman said e-mail archiving can allow end users to access their own older email content instead of requesting assistance from IT, allowing the latter to work more efficiently, assist with migrations from one version of an email system to another, making the process of migration faster and more efficient and can more reliably preserve business records because it takes the decision out of the hands of individual users, and it reduces the likelihood of accidentally deleting important content that should be preserved for long periods.