Press Release


SoleraTec Announces Microsoft Exchange Support for Phoenix Archive Management Software

New Features add Microsoft Exchange Email Archiving, Mailbox Management, and User-Enabled Search and eDiscovery Capabilities to Phoenix

San Diego, CA. - July 29, 2008 - SoleraTec LLC today announced the addition of Microsoft Exchange support for its data archive management product, Phoenix. The new functionality features archiving for Microsoft Exchange data and includes mailbox management and email grooming. It also enables users to locate their archived emails through an internet-like search application using content and attribute information.

Phoenix, SoleraTec's flagship product, provides protection, preservation, and management of computer data. The solution is based on the Phoenix Information Repository, an active, tiered storage environment comprising a mixed set of storage resources. It also includes a suite of applications that process data into the repository, a flexible set of policies to manipulate data within a tiered repository environment, and a comprehensive search and eDiscovery engine to locate and retrieve archived data on demand.

The new features add Microsoft Exchange email messages and attachments to the types of data Phoenix can protect and archive. Phoenix can now service an entire Exchange server as well as operate on individual user mailboxes, mail folders, and mail messages. It can also provide mailbox management based on data age, quantity quota and storage space thresholds.

Phoenix Email Archiving Features

  • Email protection and primary storage space management
    - Automatic, session-based protection of email messages and attachments at the Exchange server, user mailbox, email folder, or individual email message level
    - Grooming of aged, irrelevant, and undesired emails from primary storage
    - Management of user mailboxes, with enforcement of email quantity and space usage
  • Preservation
    - Targets eligible email messages and processes them into secondary storage
    - Collates email files into purposed storage pools based on classification
    - Continually migrates archived email files to storage media that meets the data's service level requirements and recovery time objectives
    - Preserves email data based on regulatory and governance requirements
    - Purges email files as they become eligible, with full management control
  • Search and Retrieval
    - Comprehensive, user enabled search with content and file attribute support
    - Search Engine Results Page (SERP) or file tree search results viewing formats
    - Opening of messages in native application or retrieval to any network location
  • Email security
    - Preservation of ownership permissions for access security
    - Digital fingerprinting to prevent tampering and ensure data integrity


Phoenix protects valuable email from loss or corruption, and it can preserve it in compliance with standards based on governance or regulatory requirements. The product also keeps Exchange email environments clear of unwanted data and can ensure that adequate space is always available within a Microsoft Exchange email environment.

When archived email messages are required, Phoenix empowers users to locate and retrieve data on their own, without the assistance of IT personnel. An intuitive browser-like application is provided to assist users in locating their required emails. Search queries include file content and attributes such as subject, to, from, age, origin and other descriptive file information.

Email is just one of the many types of data supported by the Phoenix Information Repository. Search queries can be designed to eDiscover collective sets of different types of data, including email messages and attachments, which are related to a particular topic.

Search queries span the entire Information Repository and will even include data on media that is off-line and stored remotely. For legal eDiscovery, emails of interest can be moved to protected storage pools for inspection by users with higher permission levels.

Phoenix is available as an OEM solution. It is easily relabeled to OEM specifications and can be bundled with other hardware and software offerings. The application is suitable for stand-alone solutions consisting of storage hardware such as NAS appliances. Or, it can be provided as a tiered solution, utilizing a combination of storage resources ranging from high-access performance disk to removable mediums, such as tape, for long-term archive storage.

Phoenix is priced by the amount of storage being managed. A two terabyte disk-based configuration for operation on a Windows, Linux, or Macintosh-based host computer starts at a list price of $1,990.00, with additional licensing available for higher storage volumes and different storage resource types. An entry-level version of the product is available for use in a hardware/software bundled 'email archiving appliance,' and includes an upgrade path to the full version. Individual client licenses are unlimited and included with the base product.

The Phoenix Microsoft Exchange module is available now for evaluation by partners. It is scheduled for release in August 2008. For additional information, refer to www.SoleraTec.com.

About SoleraTec
SoleraTec is a leading developer of archive, storage, and digital asset management software for business customers. SoleraTec leverages a heritage of nearly a decade and a half to deliver a level of quality, sophistication, and technological advancement that has established it as one of the premier data protection solution providers in the industry. SoleraTec works through OEM relationships with hardware, software, and technology integrators to deliver complete data protection solutions and also provides its technology on a private labeled basis. The company was established in 1997 by a team of industry veterans with experience deploying data protection, HSM, and storage management solutions to some of the largest companies around the world. The company is privately held and headquartered in San Diego County, California. For more information, please visit www.SoleraTec.com.

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