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Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Information Archiving

Published: 03 November 2020


EIA products support archiving and data retrieval, with an emphasis on compliance and e-discovery use cases. I&O leaders should use this research to evaluate solutions against organizational needs for the specific use cases and capabilities across multiple content types.

Included in Full Research

  • Archive360 (Archive2Azure)
  • Barracuda (BMA, BCAS, View Archive)
  • Everteam (Information Governance Suite)
  • Global Relay (Archive)
  • Micro Focus (Digital Safe, Retain Unified Archiving)
  • Microsoft (Office 365, Exchange Archiving)
  • Mimecast (Cloud Archive)
  • Proofpoint (Enterprise Archive)
  • Smarsh (Professional, Enterprise, and Federal Archive)
  • Veritas Technologies (Enterprise Vault,
  • ZL Tech (Unified Archive)
  • Policy Management
  • Data Management
  • Search/Index
  • Administration
  • Content Types Support
  • E-Discovery
  • End-User Archiving and Access
  • AI/ML
  • Compliance
  • Operational Efficiency
  • E-Discovery
  • End-User Archiving


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