The Key Email Archiving Vendors Aren’t Defined

There's been an interesting market for email retention and archiving products for about three years. "Interesting" in the sense that users have been buying products and sales increasing by at least 30% annually.

Today's product leaders are KVS, Legato, IXos, and Zantaz/EMS. The leading service offerings are from Iron Mountain and Zantaz.

You might think that the market has settled down, with the leading players clearly delineated. But I don't think this is so. It still feels like the early stages of this market, where leading players can easily be overturned by earnest newcomers. For example, one new hopeful is Mimosa Systems' NearPoint, due for launch over the next few weeks.

One Comment

  1. Posted May 7, 2005 at 10:11 AM | Permalink

    Spot on – it’s the ones running up the sidelines that are quietly making progress by moving away from the old email archiving/document management approaches. Cryoserver and Krell are ones to watch

  2. Bob
    Posted May 19, 2005 at 10:21 AM | Permalink

    Krell? Krell??

    I’ve heard of Cryoserver, but do you mean Kroll? And I don’t think Cryoserver is really email archiving, it’s Records Management.

    Apart from that, I agree with every word

  3. Posted August 11, 2005 at 1:39 PM | Permalink

    I also agree – Athena Archiver is a comprehensive electronic communications archiving system. It represents the convergence of compliance and knowledge management applications. Athena Archiver is unique in the email archiving universe, in that it runs off a Custom Linux kernel (NSA SE Linux based) that has been stripped and tailored to run only this application. This approach brings tangible security benefits, while enabling it to harness 100% of computing power and reducing the costs of deployment and ownership. Unlike other archiving programs which are built on inherently insecure operating systems with protective measures added on, Athena Archiver has lean and hardened security at its core.Client-Based Application
    Athena Archiver is a client-based, rather than a web-based application. Due to the open, unprotected nature of the internet, applications which are accessible from the web are inherently insecure. Athena Archiver is built for security from the ground up, incorporating tight access and state-of-the-art hardware and software security controls.

  4. Alfie Molina
    Posted November 14, 2005 at 8:14 AM | Permalink

    I wish people wouldn’t keep posting fake praise of their own naff products on these boards. We all see through what you’re trying to do, and until you can provide a list of impressive reference customers rather than just hot air you’re not going to get taken seriously.

    Never heard of ‘Athena Archiver’, and in any case it takes completely the wrong approach to compliance and archiving.

    There’s no point in knocking leaders such as Legato and Cryoserver until you can demonstrate that you have even a tiny fraction of the resources and product robustness of these and similar products.

    Go raise some proper money, and try again. But don’t bother with email archiving because you’re around three years too late.

  5. anonymous
    Posted December 20, 2005 at 4:15 AM | Permalink

    I agree with part of Alfie’s comments. Small startup needs to gain more reputation.
    However, I don’t think it’s late for this game yet. New technology can be a winner. What do you say about Google? Doing search engine in 1998 when there were AltaVista, Inktomi, etc.

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