Trend Micro’s New Email Archiving Product

Trend Micro has just launched an email archiving product. It's aimed at organizations with 100 to 1,000 employees. Key points are:

  • Initially works with Exchange 2003. Exchange 2007 and Notes/Domino support will come later in 2008.
  • Wizards make installation simple.
  • Protects against people snooping through others' mail.
  • Search features include: proximity, fuzzy logic (words that are similar, including misspelled words), stemming (e.g., search for "runner" also gets "run" and "running"), wildcards, results are ranked with the most relevant presented first.
  • Discovery features include: privileged users can search any email or attachment in the organization, search results can be saved to a folder where the user can add comments as well as tag important messages for follow-up or ignore, search results can be exported from the archive in native format.
  • Pricing is simple, typically $30 to $40 per user per year. No Chinese menus; you get everything for one price.

If it performs more or less as claimed above, the product might do well. Trend sells pretty much everything through channels, and integrators should be delighted to push this product.

... David Ferris

One Comment

  1. Posted March 13, 2008 at 6:24 PM | Permalink

    Just a little background on the Trend Micro archiving solution. Trend didn’t build this themselves, it is in fact a rebranded version from the software that runs on the Cryoserver appliance (a UK based company). They have done a good job masking it though, but it is still lacking some serious punch in specific areas.

  2. dferris
    Posted March 14, 2008 at 8:57 AM | Permalink

    Thanks Martin. In what areas do you feel it lacks serious punch?–David

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