Email Archiving: GFI Message Archiver vs. Barracuda Message Archiver?
Posted on 2009-04-08
We're researching different email message archiving solutions. We're a school, running Exchange 2003 with about 250 mailboxes. Have a few faculty and executive staff who keep messages from several years back (or "don't have time" to delete items) and currently archive off to *.pst files. We're currently considering the GFI Message Archiver and Barracuda Message Archiver. We're a non-profit, so price is a large consideration; from what I can gather, Enterprise Vault might be too expensive for us. Any recommendations on the GFI product or the Barracuda Message Archiver Appliance? If anyone is using GFI, do you off load the messagesto a dedicated server or a SQL database? Thanks for any insight you can provide.