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    Posted: Apr/28/2010 at 1:02pm

Barracuda Message Archiver Extends Beyond Email to Archive All Microsoft Exchange Items

New Capabilities Improve Storage Efficiency by Archiving Calendar Items, Contacts and Tasks

Campbell, Calif., April 28, 2010 – Barracuda Networks Inc. today announced new features for the Barracuda Message Archiver that allow users to archive calendar items, contacts and tasks from Microsoft Exchange making it the first appliance- based solution to offer this capability.

This new capability complements the Barracuda Message Archiver’s Exchange stubbing feature, helping administrators to minimize a user’s Exchange storage footprint.  With the Exchange stubbing feature, administrators can increase storage efficiency by moving email attachments from the Exchange server to the Barracuda Message Archiver while maintaining seamless access to those attachments for end users.

“The new features in the Barracuda Message Archiver coupled with attachment stubbing, combine to make a powerful solution for administrators looking to enhance operational efficiency of their Microsoft Exchange deployments,” said Stephen Pao, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks.  “By enabling users to access online archives of all their Microsoft Exchange items, they can satisfy their users’ need to access data while better managing Exchange mailbox sizes and their associated storage costs.” 

By archiving all Exchange data, the Barracuda Message Archiver enables administrators to eliminate the use of PST files.  PST files are archival files created in the Microsoft Exchange environment that contain emails, calendar items, contacts and tasks and are typically stored on a user’s laptop or desktop to reduce the amount of data stored on the server.  Organizations have been looking for ways to eliminate PST because they are hard to manage, prone to corruption and pose a security risk if accessed by an unauthorized user. 

While competing solutions focus only on archiving emails, both from PST files and from Exchange directly, the Barracuda Message Archiver’s ability to archive calendar items, contacts and tasks in addition to emails allow administrators to import all items stored in a PST file directly to the appliance for easy search and retrieval.  In addition, offloading all Microsoft Exchange data to the Barracuda Message Archiver significantly improves email server performance by allowing administrators to better manage the size of mailboxes and keep the Microsoft Exchange server running efficiently.

The latest Barracuda Message Archiver release also includes a tool that allows administrators to import emails from IBM Lotus Domino NSF files.  This import capability ensures that organizations using an IBM Lotus Domino server will be able to archive, search and retrieve historical email.

Pricing and Availability 
The latest features are immediately available to current and future Barracuda Message Archiver customers.  The Barracuda Message Archiver is available in six models with prices starting at $1,999 with no per user fees.  International pricing and availability varies based on region.  For more information, please visit or the Tech Army Estore.

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In 2007 the Supreme Court mandated that all e-mails and instant messages are subject to legal review and thus, Schools, businesses, and other organizations must now archive all their current e-mails, instant messages, and even VOIP.  In any legal dispute both sides are expected to produce any and all electronically stored data relevant to the case and any organization which prematurely deletes or copies over files could face severe penalties.  The Barracuda Message Archiver is an absolute must for any and all businesses.  
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