Messaging Architects Included in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Email Archiving for 3rd Consecutive Year

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Messaging Architects has once again been recognized by Gartner Research as an enterprise-class vendor of email archiving and e-discovery solutions. For a third year in a row, the company's M+Archive solution has been included in Gartner's 2008 Magic Quadrant for Email Active Archiving. A live webcast and product demonstration will take place on June 5, 2008 at 3:00 pm EDT.

Messaging Architects, the experts in email lifecycle management and compliance solutions, today announced that it has once again been recognized by Gartner Research as an enterprise-class email archiving and e-discovery vendor. For a third year in a row, the company's M+Archive solution has been included in Gartner's recent Magic Quadrant for Email Active Archiving.

The need to archive emails so that they can be quickly and cost-effectively produced in the event of a lawsuit, audit or request-for-information is being driven by changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and escalating email storage requirements. In the past year, organizations have become significantly more proactive in deploying a solution, which explains the 70% growth in email archiving product sales since 2007.

"Our clients aren't waiting for a lawsuit to happen or taking the chance of being slapped with a hefty fine because they can't produce their emails from back-up tape on time," said Greg Smith, Director of Professional Services at Messaging Architects, citing trends in government, education and corporate business. "That's a significant shift from previous years where we found organizations to be more reactive."

"The rise in awareness and demand for email retention is an indication that the problem is real, and prompted Messaging Architects to create a separate consulting arm focused on assisting clients with their archiving projects," continued Smith.

M+Archive helps organizations meet compliance requirements while driving down the cost of IT and e-discovery. The solution automates the archiving of email messages and their end-of-life destruction intelligently; that is, according to record retention laws and the roles and responsibilities of individuals within the organization. It empowers individuals to instantly search through millions of email records and find the exact one they need in a matter of seconds. And it enables email records to be shared with external parties in a tamper-proof and searchable, self-contained format.

To be considered an enterprise-class vendor in Gartner's Magic Quadrant, a solution must offer mailbox management, provide product scalability, extend archiving to include other content, and be used in production by enterprise-level customers with five thousand mailboxes and more. Messaging Architects' M+Archive meets all requirements. The Gartner Magic Quadrant report also highlights M+Archive's ease-of-installation and ease-of-use, along with Messaging Architects' GroupWise expertise and support, and penetration within education and government as key strengths.

Inclusion in the Gartner Magic Quadrant is an important criterion for corporations and government agencies, which typically have a meticulous and rigorous procurement process.

"Government agencies are accountable to the public when selecting a vendor," said Miltiadis Vadrahanis, VP of Business Development for Government at Messaging Architects. "Being recognized by Gartner as an enterprise-class vendor, plus the maturity and flexible architecture provided by our solution, are the key reasons why government agencies choose Messaging Architects over the competition."

Messaging Architects will demonstrate M+Archive's policy-driven email archiving and e-discovery features in a live webcast on June 5 at 3:00 pm EDT.

Register today for an M+Archive live demo by clicking the link below:

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant for E-mail Active Archiving, 2008, was published May 20 by Gartner Research Vice Presidents Carolyn DiCenzo and Kenneth Chin, is copyrighted by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain 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, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely 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
Founded in 1995, Messaging Architects specializes in enterprise, email lifecycle and risk management solutions for government, education, healthcare and corporate businesses. Our software and services provide 100% email uptime and compliance by addressing the need for policy-driven, email security, content filtering, archiving and e-discovery. Used daily by thousands of enterprise clients worldwide, our solutions are compatible with Novell GroupWise (NOVL), Microsoft Exchange (MSFT) and IBM Lotus Notes/Domino (IBM).


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