Email Archiving Solution

Hi ,

 I would like to research about Email Archiving Solution , please let me know if any good solution out there in the market. My company insist of on-site Email Archiving , so no cloud solution. Please share any thoughts and also any issue dealt with your solution / product in your company. Any feedback would be highly appreciated. Thanks

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Simon Butler (Sembee)Connect With a Mentor ConsultantCommented:
Your question is very wide, particularly as you haven't actually said what you want to achieve.
It is like asking someone what is the best car to buy, but failing to tell them you have three children and live up a mountain.

"Archiving" comes in two main variants.

1. Journaling.
This is where a copy of every message is taken at the Exchange level and stored elsewhere, usually in SQL. This is used for compliance purposes.

2. Item removal.
This is where messages are removed from the mailbox and stored elsewhere.

Many products can do both, but if you need option 1, then that changes what you can look at.

Personally I never recommend Enterprise Vault. I find it very expensive for what it does, unless they have changed things you cannot implement it yourself, you either go on a course or get consultants in to do it. I find it a very difficult application to work with and of course it is a Symantec product. Symantec haven't produced anything any good since Norton Utilities in the last century. They buy other products and wreck them.

You need to establish exactly what you want the product to achieve.
It also depends on the number of users, the number of emails you are processing etc.

Pramod UbheCommented:
Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
I also recommend Symantec Enterprise Vault.  We are using it and have about 3 TB of data archived.  Archiving is automated based on rules, group memberships, etc. and it is seamless for users (using Outlook interface as well as it works from inside Outlook Web Access interface also).
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nathanq8Author Commented:
Thanks for the feedback, I been told about Symantec and also Mailstore. Symantec seems to be more favorable.

Please let me know in terms of implementing Symantec EV in the existing environment , is it as easy as install in a server and point to exchange server then set the rules ? Please let me know if you had encounter an difficulties or gotcha moment .
I'm thinking to do it in a lab environment as proof of concept , would this be possible ? Cheers

Krishna PatilCommented:
You can go for Simpana.

Its support is best in class. And best thing about it, its simple solution for exchange backup and mail archiving.

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