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Messaging Architects' GWArchive in Gartner's 2006 Email Active Archiving Magic Quadrant

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By Messaging Architects

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Posted: 23 May 2006

Montreal, Canada - 05/23/2006 - Messaging Architects, a leading developer of directory-based solutions that address the need for policy, security and compliance, and mobility in the corporate Novell GroupWise infrastructure, today announced that it is the only GroupWise-native email retention and active archiving solution to find a place in Gartner's 2006 Email Active Archiving Magic Quadrant report, which examined email archiving products with the scalability and functionality to support thousands of users within enterprise environments. The Magic Quadrant for Email Active Archiving, 2006 was published earlier this month and was co-authored by Gartner Research Vice-Presidents and Industry analysts specializing in storage Carolyn DiCenzo and Kenneth Chin.

Gartner, the leading research and advisory firm with more than 45,000 clients worldwide, evaluated the vendors against holistic criteria that included the company's vision, execution, market understanding, sales strategy, innovation, business model, market responsiveness and track record, and customer service experience.

"We recognize the value of being positioned in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for active archiving. We see it as an affirmation of our commitment to deliver an enterprise-level, trusted solution for organizations that depend on Novell GroupWise to effectively retain, manage, and access their archival message store. The fact that we are the only GroupWise-centric solution that delivers tight integration on the API level to be included in Gartner's report confirms the strength of our email retention and archiving software," said Pierre Chamberland, CEO at Messaging Architects. "GWArchive enables organizations to quickly, easily and cost-effectively manage, archive, and discover email and other electronic records and dramatically drives down the total cost of ownership, eliminating the vast majority of management headaches, associated with email retention and compliance."

Messaging Architects' solution for centralized, scalable email and file management, archiving and retrieval eliminates significant costs related to storage, meets regulatory compliance mandates, prepares companies for quick and painless responses to legal discovery requests, and increases productivity by granting business users transparent access to the information they need when they need it. GWArchive solves the problems facing regulated and non-regulated organizations of retaining, retrieving and reporting on electronic communications by providing a searchable, indexed archive of all GroupWise data for immediate monitoring, search and retrieval, and 100 percent data retention. It also provides centralized email retention administration through directory service-enabled profile management. With respect to data storage strategy, GWArchive leverages the industry recognized XML format and does not rely on a database for storing information. GWArchive seamlessly integrates Network Appliance and EMC storage systems for tamper-proof disk storage and with Nexsan's Assureon system to provide single instance store capabilities.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is a graphic representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how selected vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended as a research tool and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Messaging Architects

Messaging Architects helps organizations to secure, manage and extend their collaboration systems. Our directory services-based software addresses the need for policy, security & compliance, and mobility in the corporate messaging infrastructure. Used by thousands of enterprise clients across Government, Healthcare, Education, and Financial Services, our solutions are also recognized by the IT Press and Industry Analysts and are supported via a channel of Certified System Integrators and IT Consultants. For more information, visit

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