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    Retain vs. Microsoft Exchange

    Why Third-Party Archiving is Still Necessary in Microsoft Exchange

E-Mail Archiving Solution for Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft offers native archiving capabilities in Exchange 2010, an implicit acknowledgement by the company that long-term reten-
tion and archiving of email is a best practice. However, while the archiving capabilities in Exchange 2010 are useful and are clearly a
positive advance for Exchange-enabled organizations, these native archiving capabilities will not satisfy all archiving requirements.
Consequently, most organizations should seriously consider the use of third-party archiving solutions to satisfy all of their retention
and archiving needs.

Archiving Limitations in Exchange 2010

X    Lack of platform independence                          Most decision makers prefer a system that is platform independent; will not be adequa-
                                                            te in multi-platform organizations.

X    Lack of single-instance storage (SIS)                  The benefits of eliminating SIS may be partially or completely offset by higher storage
                                                            and e-discovery costs.

X    Lack of load reduction                                 Could potentially lead to higher server loadings and higher costs.

X    Non-email content is not archived                      Organizations increasingly need to storage non-email content, such as SharePoint data,
                                                            instant messages, social media posts, etc.

X    E-discovery capabilities may not be sophisticated      Many organizations require highly granular and sophisticated e-discovery capabilities to
     enough                                                 satisfy complex requirements.

X    Works only with Outlook 2010 and 2007                  While satisfying most users, those on Outlook 2003 and Mac clients cannot take advan-
                                                            tage of archiving in Exchange 2010.

X    Legal holds may not be adequate / Retention con-       Spoliation of data can lead to serious problems, significant legal judgments and the
     trols may not be adequate                              like.

X    Cost of archiving may be higher than for third-        Given strained IT budgets in many organizations, this can be a serious issue for many.
     party solutions

Retain - Unified Archiving

Retain’s unified archiving is for organizations that need to store electronic communication. Retain
is a flexible, powerful, multiplatform archiving solution that provides simple eDiscovery, messaging
archiving and data publishing for any size organization, onpremise or on the cloud.

Retain provides simple eDiscovery, messaging archiving and data publishing for organizations looking
to optimize storage, ensure compliance, and reduce legal costs.

Learn more about Retain at

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