CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, today announced general availability of the Barracuda Message Archiver version 3.5. The platform integrates seamlessly with most existing corporate email systems and is now integrated with Exchange 2013, Office 365, Google Apps and Copy. Barracuda Message Archiver version 3.5 provides a simple yet powerful platform to offload email storage, streamline eDiscovery and compliance needs, and give users permissions-based access to any email message. Updated apps provide anywhere access to messages via Outlook 2013, Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.
According to Gartner, the Enterprise Information Archiving (EIA) market is healthy and growing rapidly. EIA has emerged as a commonly used technology underpinning for higher-level use cases supporting information governance, e-discovery, historical preservation of data and application retirement. 
Highlighted features of Barracuda Message Archiver 3.5 include:
-- Support for Exchange 2013
-- Support for Office 365 and Google Apps using Cloud Relay
-- Updated apps for Outlook 2013, Windows, Mac, iOS and Android
-- Integration with Copy file sync and share for message exports "User demand for message access from a variety of platforms continues to grow, putting pressure on IT beyond eDiscovery and storage management needs," said Rod Mathews, GM Storage, Barracuda. "Barracuda Message Archiver 3.5 addresses IT's need for powerful eDiscovery and storage management, while giving end-users easy access to their email anywhere from any device."
By leveraging the powerful, full-featured Barracuda Message Archiver mobile apps, users have seamless access to their archived email. The Barracuda Message Archiver app allows users to easily search and retrieve emails - including those that have been moved off of the mail server to archived storage - with much faster access and a higher success rate than most native clients.
Users also have the option to save searches from the mobile app to avoid continuously typing in the same search terms. Additionally, users can reply to messages, forward messages and push messages back to their mailboxes directly from the mobile app.
As email use has exploded, so have the demands on the email server and capacity of its storage. Barracuda Message Archiver offloads storage of older messages and current attachments, provides a simple interface for permission-based access to the archive, and delivers a streamlined platform for quickly responding to eDiscovery requests. Barracuda's powerful policy engine allows granular management of archiving actions and permissions while its simple GUI enables self-service data recovery by users. With Barracuda Message Archiver, IT can centralize and streamline message storage, reduce costs, offload basic recovery to users, support eDiscovery and compliance needs, and extend the life of their email server infrastructure.
Pricing and Availability
Barracuda Message Archiver version 3.5 is available immediately at no additional charge to existing customers on the current hardware platform with an active Energize Updates subscription. The Barracuda Message Archiver US list price starts at $1999USD for the appliance and list price of $499USD for Energize Updates. An optional Instant Replacement service featuring priority replacement of failed hardware and complimentary refresh of four-year old hardware units is available starting at US list price of $449USD per year. International pricing and availability vary by region.
About Barracuda Message Archiver
The Barracuda Message Archiver is a robust email archiving solution that creates a complete, easily searchable archive of all email messages sent or received. To learn more, visit: http://www.barracuda.com/archiver.
About Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA) Barracuda provides cloud-connected security and storage solutions that simplify IT. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployments. Barracuda's customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. For additional information, please visit http://www.barracuda.com.
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