We've got a few scattered servers that use ntbackup.exe for off-site backup tasks. Like most, I would appreciate an email once the job is finished, etc. etc. I am looking at blat because I do not wish to deal with a MAPI client requirement, however I am not certain that blat.exe is what one calls "a real infrastructure solution".
This is only about selling the use to management but I am also concerned that this program is considered "unfit" for production usage, barring full-blown backup solutions with built-in email notifications.
I also understand the implications of using and security the program, as it is dangerous in the wrong hands.