SOURCE: Messaging Architects

September 13, 2005 06:58 ET

Messaging Architects and Network Appliance Deliver Enhanced Regulatory Compliance for Novell® GroupWise

GWArchive 2.5.6 Optimized for NetApp® Storage Systems Helps Organizations Meet Stringent Financial Compliance Regulations and Protect Their Information

MONTREAL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 13, 2005 -- Messaging Architects, a leading provider of policy, security, and mobility solutions for GroupWise, and Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that the new release of GWArchive is optimized to work with NetApp NearStore® and fabric attached storage (FAS) systems. GWArchive 2.5.6 enables GroupWise users to manage data throughout a lifecycle by integrating backup and recovery, migration, and archiving. This lowers IT expense, optimizes IT services, ensures data availability and provides maximum ROI, including cost-effective, fast-access storage for online backup and archiving.

The combination of GWArchive with NetApp storage systems enhances customers' information lifecycle management (ILM) strategy by providing fast, policy-based data movement between GroupWise and NetApp storage systems. GWArchive is also certified with NetApp SnapLock® technology, allowing customers to enable read-only compliance volumes for regulatory archives on NearStore systems. It uses NetApp SnapMirror to provide off-site replicated copies of data for redundancy, data integrity, and regulatory compliance.

The combined solution helps enterprise-class GroupWise clients cope with growing compliance and regulatory requirements by delivering solutions that allow them to archive data transparently and quickly retrieve specific information as needed. In addition, the solution will help to significantly reduce GroupWise backup and restore times by offloading aging information from the GroupWise production environment. The joint solution supports GroupWise 6.5 and higher.

"Messaging Architects and NetApp are working to further enhance the capabilities of GroupWise as an enterprise-class collaboration system," said Pierre Chamberland, CEO of Messaging Architects. "The combination of both offerings brings customers enterprise data management resulting in fewer management headaches and ultimately lower cost of ownership."

"The combination of NetApp storage systems with GWArchive from Messaging Architects provides GroupWise customers improved performance, rapid data recovery, and reduced media management costs," said Patrick Rogers, vice president, Products and Partners at Network Appliance.


GWArchive 2.5.6 integrated with NetApp NearStore is available today. For more information regarding components or pricing, please send an e-mail to or phone 1-866-497-0101.

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Messaging Architects helps organizations leverage the investment in their messaging and collaboration system through a family of enterprise-class solutions that address the needs for policy, security, and mobility in the corporate infrastructure. Millions of individual GroupWise end users work with our products on a daily basis. The company is an exclusive member of Novell's PartnerNet Technology Program for GroupWise and NetMail and has a strong international presence with offices in seven countries. For more information, visit .

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