GFI Software Adds File Archiving and Increased Functionality through Outlook in GFI MailArchiver 2014

by George Chetcuti [Published on 17 July 2014 / Last Updated on 17 July 2014]

Survey Data Shows More Work Than Ever Is Being Conducted Remotely. New File Archiving Feature Keeps Company Documents Safely Out of Public Clouds

DURHAM, N.C. – JULY 15, 2014GFI Software™ today announced the availability of GFI MailArchiver 2014, the latest release of the award-winning mail archiving solution with new features that eliminate the need for employees to use public cloud-based services for document storage, along with increased functionality and control through Outlook. GFI MailArchiver provides IT administrators with complete transparency into the email habits and potential risks created by their end users. The solution also helps organizations in regulated industries assure compliance in the case of an audit.

GFI MailArchiver 2014 now features the File Archiving Assistant, which enables automatic document archiving and storage. Archiving is not just for emails, files and documents also must be archived to facilitate better retrieval and compliance. File Archiving Assistant also enables file sharing while keeping documents stored safely and securely.

Other increased functionalities of GFI MailArchiver 2014 include:

  • Email deletion right from Outlook – A top requested feature from end-users, emails can now be deleted, based on their permissions, directly through Outlook.
  • Folder rename and delete – Folders can now be conveniently reformatted, including naming and deletion, from within MailArchiver’s web-based console.
  • Audit on SQL and FileSystem Databases – Larger organizations who use SQL and FileSystem databases in order to retain scalability now have full audit capabilities over their data.

“Email is both a business blessing and a curse, though most of the time it is thankfully more of a blessing,” said Sergio Galindo, general manager, Infrastructure Business Unit, at GFI Software. “Email and the portability of computing now allow business to be conducted at all hours of the day and night and from any location. However, end users, especially our road warriors, will always use technology that makes their jobs easier and unfortunately, security tends to be an afterthought. With File Archiving Assistant, GFI MailArchiver now provides the convenience of popular cloud-based storage sites, but hosted on-premise in a manner where organizations can remain in control of their data and maintain better compliance.”

In an independent survey, respondents revealed that anytime of the day or night is fair game for people to check their email and take care of work items. The research, conducted by Opinion Matters among 500 U.S. workers at companies with less than 500 employees, showed that almost 70 percent of employees (68.2 percent) check their email outside of normal business hours. In addition, more than half (55.8 percent) reported using their inbox as a document storage device. This is a potentially dangerous and ineffective method to manage email files, creating bloated mailboxes that in turn become prone to data corruption, impedes performance and increases storage costs. Also posing a risk are external cloud-based storage alternatives, like Dropbox, that have grown increasingly popular due to their ease of use and access-anywhere capabilities. These survey results indicate that people are working at any time and from any location, which has created a need for employers to allow staff to do this without sacrificing the security and accessibility of their documents.

All features and upgrades, including File Arching Assistant, are available immediately.

To learn more about GFI MailArchiver 2014, please visit http://www.gfi.com/products-and-solutions/email-and-messaging-solutions/gfi-mailarchiver

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About GFI Software

GFI Software™ develops quality IT solutions for small to mid-sized businesses with generally up to 1,000 users. GFI® offers two main technology solutions: GFI MAX™, which enables managed service providers (MSPs) to deliver superior services to their customers; and GFI Cloud™, which empowers companies with their own internal IT teams to manage and maintain their networks via the cloud. Serving an expanding customer base of more than 200,000 companies, GFI’s product line also includes collaboration, network security, anti-spam, patch management, faxing, mail archiving and web monitoring. GFI is a channel-focused company with thousands of partners throughout the world. The company has received numerous awards and industry accolades, and is a longtime Microsoft® Gold ISV Partner.

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