A recent Gartner report revealed what most of us in technology already knew: the archiving market is growing. The use of digital communication has exploded over the last several years, as have the regulatory requirements that govern the retention of those messages. If you're looking to deploy an archiver for the first time, or you're considering an upgrade to the one you have in place, you should take a look at the Barracuda Message Archiver.
The Barracuda Message Archiver provides storage management, e-discovery and compliance, and end-user access to email. In other words, when you offload your messages from your server to your archiver, you get these benefits:
- Storage on your messaging server is reduced. Less processing for your server, more free space.
- Easy and robust searching is available on the Barracuda Message Archiver, making it easy for you to comply with e-discovery and other regulatory requirements
- Users can still access all of the archived email through their email client, the web interface, or their mobile apps. This feature allows tech support to step away from the day to day activities of finding older or lost email messages for the end users. The product also provides offline cached access to archived email, so users do not need to be connected to the archiver to access a message.
The Barracuda Message Archiver is easy to install and manage, just like the rest of our products. The interface is elegant and intuitive, and can be accessed through Barracuda Appliance Control.
One of the coolest features of the BMA is the PST collector. Do you have a lot of PSTs on your network? Would you like to import them into a single, searchable location, without putting them back on the email server? Put the Barracuda Message Archiver to work. Barracuda’s automated PST Collector scans the organization’s entire network for PST files and assigns the imported PST files to the correct user. Administrators can also upload PSTs manually into the archiver, or allow end-users to do this themselves.
The Gartner report also reported that a key differentiator for archiving products is affordability, and the Barracuda Message Archiver is a winner in that regard. We have no per-user or per-mailbox fees, and our robust reporting system makes it easy to predict future needs. With seven recently resized models, it's easy to get the right size archiver for your organization.
If you'd like to try out the Barracuda Message Archiver, click here to get a 30-day risk-free demo of the product. If you'd like more information, the product page is here and the technical documentation is here.
Christine Barry is Senior Chief Blogger and Social Media Manager at Barracuda. In this role, she helps bring Barracuda stories to life and facilitate communication between the public and Barracuda internal teams. Prior to joining Barracuda, Christine was a field engineer and project manager for K12 and SMB clients for over 15 years. She holds several technology credentials, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Business Administration. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.