Email Archiving Competition Intensifies

Email archiving has an important new product. This week, EMC announced the availability of SourceOne, the replacement for EmailXtender.

EMC's EmailXtender is one of the original email archiving solutions. It has been bought and sold three times, and for the past several years has been sold by EMC. For years, rumors of a replacement persisted. The product has had distinctly low visibility over the last year or two.

Market leader Symantec is keenly aware of the new entrant. Witness this open letter from Symantec addressed to EMC customers. Symantec's product is Enterprise Vault. It too has had multiple owners over its 10-year life span, including Veritas Software and KVS.

The requirements for email archiving have changed significantly since products first became available, and this is translating to continuing changes in technology. It also means that market leadership is still unstable, with leaders such as Symantec still subject to significant competitive pressure.

... Bob Spurzem

One Comment

  1. imatone
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 3:22 AM | Permalink

    Not to mention Exchange 2010, the new kid on the block!

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