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Posted: 26 Sep 2006

Messaging Architects Delivers Superior Compliance Features in GWArchive 3.1: New Release of GWArchive Allows Companies to Automate Email Archive Management through Complete Information Lifecycle Management

Montreal, Canada - 09/23/2006 - Messaging Architects, a leading provider of Email Risk Management software and services, today announced the availability of GWArchive 3.1 for GroupWise. GWArchive is a next-generation information management platform that combines email archiving, eDiscovery, regulatory compliance, data protection, and storage optimization into a single, powerful solution. GWArchive 3.1 expands its capabilities to meet fully the compliance requirements of SEC, NASD, SOX, GLB, HIPAA, FOIA, and other legislation. In addition, GWArchive 3.1 enables organizations to refine their searches, using criteria, such as proximity and soundex searches, as well as word lists, to produce highly accurate search responses to audits or legal discovery requests.

GWArchive is significantly superior to first-generation legal discovery solutions in the completeness of message types and metadata captured. GWArchive provides flexible multi-tiered data storage options that can drastically reduce the cost of storing long-term archive data. GWArchive provides full ILM functionalities for managing data through formal corporate grooming and deletion policies when regulatory or legal obligations have been fulfilled, which are imperative for reducing liability and data storage costs. Additionally, GWArchive 3.1 offers single-instance storage capabilities for attachments and takes protection a step further with fully integrated support for tamper-proof media, such as Content Addressable Storage (CAS) and Write Once Read Many (WORM) to ensure record-level retention and disposition of email and attachments for even the most stringent regulations.

GWArchive supports GroupWise 6.5 and higher running on all platforms, including clustered systems. Archive data is accessed through the GroupWise WebAccess client to provide users with a familiar interface to both live and archived email from anywhere and anyplace. GWArchive provides enterprise-class manageability by maintaining all profile information in Novell eDirectory where it is replicated and protected.

"The rules and regulations governing the public sector and regulated industries have become increasingly stringent when it comes to email archiving, retention, and retrieval. Companies of all sizes need to address the questions of regulatory compliance and legal discovery in the context of IT governance. Implementing email retention systems that provide capabilities for automated data capture, robust search and retrieval, and flexible management with minimal end-user involvement is a crucial component for ensuring that companies are prepared and defended against all kinds of legal or regulatory challenges," said Michael Osterman, President of Osterman Research. "Solutions such as Messaging Architects' GWArchive can streamline the discovery process and offer considerable savings in time and resources by eliminating the painful process of restoring GroupWise data from backup tapes to produce the relevant records during litigation or an internal audit."

"Clients constantly tell us that other available archiving solutions for GroupWise aren't able to fully address the stringent needs of today's compliance requirements," said Charles Nguyen, VP of Sales and Marketing Operations at Messaging Architects. "Recent high-profile cases involving huge penalties for improper email archiving and lack of corporate retention policies have proven that meeting basic regulatory requirements isn't enough to protect an organization's reputation. GWArchive's technology has been evolving towards a simplified platform-independent email records administration while enhancing the back-end automatic controls to enable organizations from all industries to meet even the strictest obligations for email retention."

GWArchive 3.1 includes the following enhancements:
  • Multiple archive support for enhanced scalability and support for distributed environments
  • Compliance Support for SEC Rule 17a-4 and HIPAA through seamless integration of GWArchive with Nexsan Assureon providing tamper-proof storage and encryption
  • Single-instance storage of archived attachments for greater storage optimization


Version 3.1 of GWArchive is available now. For more information, please visit:

About Messaging Architects

Messaging Architects ranks among the industry's leading providers of Email Risk Management software and services. Our applications address the needs for Policy, Security and Compliance in the corporate messaging infrastructure and are used daily by thousands of enterprise clients worldwide. Compatible with Novell GroupWise, Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes/Domino, our products are installed and supported via a world-wide channel of over 100 Certified System Integrators and IT Consultants including Novell (NOVL). For more information, visit our website at:

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