SOURCE: Sonian, Inc.

Sonian, Inc.

December 07, 2009 09:30 ET

Gmail and Sonian Selected Best-of-Breed Email and Archiving for High School

Easy to Implement and Use, Sonian Is a 'Set-It and Forget-It App' for Saint John Vianney Network Administrator

NEEDHAM, MA--(Marketwire - December 7, 2009) - Sonian Inc., the trusted cloud-powered universal data management company, today announced that Saint John Vianney High School has implemented the Sonian Cloud-powered email archiving and ediscovery service to meet its seven-year email retention policy. Saint John Vianney chose Sonian because the affordable hosted service complements its existing Gmail system, which Google provides for free to schools and universities as part of its Google Apps for Education offering, on both price and ease of use.

"When measured against hosted email and archiving suites, the combination of Gmail and Sonian was still less expensive. As far as I'm concerned, Saint John Vianney has a best-of-breed solution with the combined Gmail and Sonian services," said Tom McKenna, network administrator for Saint John Vianney High School. "Their SLAs mean they worry about the data by providing capabilities that we could never afford, such as redundancy, multiple data center backups, climate controlled data centers, etc. All at a fair price."

Sonian also was easy to implement. McKenna was able to take advantage of Gmail's option to configure and sort mail to another box and transition 140 mail boxes onto the new system in 30 minutes. "I set Sonian up lickety-split; set it and forget it," McKenna says. "Gmail does make it easy to flip between accounts, but Sonian also is easy to configure and get up and running."

"FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) requires schools to ensure protection of student educational records. A simple way to achieve FERPA compliance with emailed records is to archive them securely with Sonian's hosted email archiving solution," said George Nichols, CEO of Sonian. "By storing emails securely in the cloud, these records are retrieved and viewed only by those allowed within FERPA."

About Saint John Vianney High School

Saint John Vianney High School is a private, Catholic institution based in Holmdel, NJ, with over 1,000 students and a combined staff of approximately 100 teachers, administrators, and support personnel. School facilities are the finest in Monmouth County with 38 acres of developed land that includes athletic fields, a "turf" stadium field, two gyms and a weight training facility that support more than 25 varsity sports. Saint John Vianney is a one-to-one Tablet PC school where technology is key to education and communication. A ParentPortal allows parents/guardians to go online to see their child's real-time progression in each class. Over 99% of graduates go on to college and attend many of the most prestigious colleges and universities.

About Sonian

Sonian is the trusted cloud-powered universal data management company, which delivers archiving/storage, e-discovery and compliance services. Global organizations rely on Sonian for its affordability, security, ease of deployment and use. Founded in 2006, Sonian supports thousands of customers on all major enterprise collaboration solutions including Exchange, Notes, GroupWise, Zimbra and others; and enjoys strategic partnerships with industry leaders Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, Axway and IBM. For more information, visit

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