NEW YORK and LONDON -- MessageLabs, a leading provider of integrated messaging and web security services to businesses worldwide, today announced the launch of v3.0 of its Archiving service. A pioneer in the software as a service industry, MessageLabs is the first managed service provider to offer email archiving suited to all three major archiving needs: email storage management, legal discovery and regulatory compliance.
According to research conducted by Osterman Research, 49 percent of organizations that today do not have an archiving system expect to implement a solution by the end of 2008. Much of the interest in archiving is being driven by rapidly growing email databases - Osterman Research data shows that message stores are growing at an average of 35 percent annually. Inbox size management is a pain point for both IT teams and end users, requiring most organizations to implement mailbox size quotas that are tedious and time-consuming to manage.
"Regulations, such as FRCP in the US, plus court requirements place the burden of fast legal discovery of messaging on all businesses," said Michael Osterman, President, Osterman Research. "According to a recent survey conducted by Osterman Research, the average time investment to complete just one discovery request is 17 person-hours - 60 percent of messaging decision makers considers discovery requests to be a painful or disruptive process."