Microsoft Exchange White Papers from Hosted Exchange Provider
Plugin Provides Free Cloud-based Email Archiving with Unlimited Storage
TORRANCE, Calif., June 22, 2009 — LiveOffice, the leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS), email hosting, email archiving and email continuity solutions, today announced the availability of its LiveOffice Mail Archive plugin for Spiceworks’s community of more than 700,000 information technology (IT) professionals. While Spiceworks is the first to provide the IT industry with free network management software, LiveOffice is the first to provide its community members with a free plugin for email archiving. This application helps users better manage their messaging environments and eliminates the need for mailbox quotas and PST file storage, while also ensuring that email is always accessible and available with a built-in continuity feature.
“LiveOffice automates the email archiving setup and implementation process, which is traditionally an enormous operational burden for customers wanting to save messages for extended periods of time,” said Brian Babineau, senior analyst for Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). “They’ve put an easy-to-use, turnkey archiving solution at the fingertips of IT professionals worldwide, providing a variety of organizations with the opportunity to experience the benefits of email archiving firsthand without any sort of long-term commitment.”
How It Works
With a simple, five-click installation process, LiveOffice Mail Archive plugin users are up and archiving in hours, rather than weeks or months—without ever speaking to a customer service agent. Once installation of the plugin is complete, your network administrator enables journaling on the Microsoft Exchange Server to begin archiving messages and attachments. In addition to the monitoring capabilities provided by Spiceworks, the plugin adds a visual representation of what’s taking place in your email archive through the use of a dynamic pie chart. It displays the total size of your archive, the total number of emails archived and an individual breakdown of archive consumption per user. End users also have the option to deploy a fully integrated web folder that resides in their existing Microsoft Outlook client and enables them to instantly search and restore old emails and attachments stored in the archive. Plus, users with administrative rights have the ability to create policy alerts based on specific keywords, monitor phrase violations and tag emails for further review and/or investigation.
“We’re thrilled to have the LiveOffice Mail Archive plugin available to the 700,000 Spiceworks small business IT pros,” said Scott Abel, co-founder and CEO of Spiceworks. “It’s a great way to help them tap into the power of archiving, storage and continuity services in the cloud – all from within their daily workflow in Spiceworks.”
Pricing & Availability
The LiveOffice Mail Archive plugin is available through Spiceworks at no charge for the first five users. Organizations looking to archive more than five users can contact LiveOffice directly for more information and pricing.
LiveOffice is a leading provider of software-as-a-service email archiving and Hosted Exchange 2007 solutions, with more than 9,000 clients and a 97-percent client-retention rate. Founded in 1998 and backed by leading private-equity firm Summit Partners, the company has more than 100 employees with deep experience in messaging, including executives and board members from Symantec, Microsoft, FrontBridge and Postini. For more information, call 800.374.2032 or visit www.liveoffice.com. Visit the LiveOffice Blog at http://blog.liveoffice.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/liveoffice.
Founded by network and systems management software pioneers, Spiceworks develops the first free social IT management application that incorporates crowdsourcing to help over 700,000 small businesses simplify everything IT. Spiceworks makes it easy for IT pros to manage their networks, collaborate to solve technology problems, and find the best practices, products and services they need day-to-day. Spiceworks is a privately held company headquartered in Austin, Texas with funding from Austin Ventures and Shasta Ventures. For more information visit www.spiceworks.com.
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