SOURCE: Mirapoint


October 06, 2009 10:00 ET

New Software for Mirapoint RazorSafe Appliance More Robust, Simplifies Archiving, Speeds Retrieval

'Set It and Forget It' Email Archiving Appliance for 750 to 100,000s of Users

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - October 6, 2009) - Mirapoint®, the secure-messaging experts for enterprises, service providers, and educational institutions, today announced the release of new software for all of its RazorSafe email archiving appliances. The new 4.3 software release not only makes it easier to archive, retrieve, and restore, but also includes new features that allow administrators to be more proactive.

"Archiving affects every portion of an enterprise," said Jeff Witous, CEO of Mirapoint. "Corporate officers want to be assured that they're covered in the case of litigation. System administrators need to know that the system is working without having to babysit it. And employees require a prompt restore of their inbox should something happen to their desktop computer. Mirapoint fulfills all of these requirements in an appliance form-factor, which is specifically engineered and marketed to provide a TCO lower than hosted services or software-based archiving programs."

The RazorSafe unique method for archiving emails does not interrupt the SMTP path, so it works transparently in the background without slowing down or interfering with incoming mail, and the appliance is easy to implement with any standards-based legacy mail server.

Additionally, this new software allows for transparent and intelligent remote backup to a specified network location. All copied messages are placed into a permanent archive on the network, eradicating the need for tape-based or additional redundancy systems.

This centralized backup eases the restore process, which is also significantly faster than allowed by the previous software version. If a restore is necessary, all the data can be re-imaged and pulled back with the push of one button.

"The last thing a company wants is to dig through backup tapes in response to litigation. Storing backups at a centralized location on the network makes a lot of sense, and the alerts that can be customized will be a bonus to sys admins who don't like surprises," said Michael Osterman of Osterman Research.

The new 4.3 software for RazorSafe allows administrators to monitor disk space and volume with custom-alert functionality. Additionally, Mirapoint's policy control and filtering capabilities allow administrators to capture both inbound and outbound messages and organize the archive by sender, recipient, department, or keywords.

"We are proud to supply a true plug-and-play solution for one of the most vexing problems faced by enterprises," said Witous. "And with the recent addition of our RazorSafe 150 appliance, every enterprise, whether they serve 750 to hundreds of thousands of users, can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with our easy-to-use archiving appliances."

The fact that Mirapoint comes in with a low TCO can only improve its attractiveness to customers.

"For the past two years, e-discovery was all the rage, but now, companies are focusing more strongly on cost reduction when choosing an archive solution. The companies that offer archiving solutions with comprehensive e-discovery features at a low Total Cost of Ownership will be in a good position in this marketplace," said Sheila Childs of Gartner.

With the newly updated software for RazorSafe appliances, Mirapoint's customers may now choose from even more powerful solutions for meeting compliance regulations affecting businesses of all sizes. Its expanded RazorSafe 150, 200, 400, and 6000 product line adds seamless integration with email clients including Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, Novell GroupWise on top of existing web access, and supports all major email servers, including Microsoft Exchange, Novell GroupWise, Lotus Domino, and Mirapoint Message Server.

About Mirapoint

Mirapoint Software fulfills the secure-messaging needs of enterprises, service providers, and educational institutions, with more than 120 million mailboxes served and secured worldwide. The market leader in appliance-based solutions, Mirapoint's appliances -- Message Server for email, RazorSafe for archiving, and RazorGate for anti-spam/anti-virus -- provide unparalleled uptime, ease of use, and low total cost of ownership for organizations that serve anywhere from 750 to hundreds of thousands of email users and mailboxes. Founded in 1997, Mirapoint is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information on Mirapoint, visit its Web site at

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