Palm Beach County Selects Innovative Archiving Solution by Mimosa Systems Over Legacy Systems


10/03/07

Mimosa Systems Chosen to Manage and Protect 7,200 Email Accounts With Industry's Most Powerful Archiving Solution, Mimosa(TM) NearPoint(TM)

Mimosa Systems(TM), a leader in live content archiving solutions, today announced that Palm Beach County in the state of Florida has selected the Mimosa Systems advanced archiving solution, Mimosa(TM) NearPoint(TM) for Microsoft® Exchange Server, to manage 7,200 email accounts throughout local government offices. Ranked one of the top ten fastest growing counties in the nation , Palm Beach County selected Mimosa NearPoint following a pilot deployment of its archiving solution in competition with three other vendors. Email archiving is an important component of the County's project to standardize on Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange.

Palm Beach County has a population of more than 1.25 million residents with growth expected in the double-digits over the next decade. With such growth comes greater demand on governmental resources and Palm Beach County is modernizing its infrastructure to meet increasing growth. As a result, the County is migrating away from Novell GroupWise to Microsoft Exchange 2007 with Mimosa NearPoint archiving fully integrated, which will provide efficient long-term retention of information. Because Florida's Sunshine Law gives citizens the legal right to request copies of all public records, including email, the County must retain all documents indefinitely. The Mimosa NearPoint solution was selected over leading competitors as it was the only offering that satisfied business requirements, including complete capture of all Exchange 2007 data, the ability to non-disruptively scale, ease-of-use, simple installation, and administration.

"Florida's Sunshine Law requires unlimited data retention, challenging us to implement an email system capable of producing the public records required by these legal regulations," said Santhosh Samuel, Server Manager for Palm Beach County's Information Support Services (ISS) office, "Mimosa Systems not only retains all Exchange 2007 data in the archive indefinitely, but provides immediate access to information when called for - whether it is an email or any other user-produced content associated with Exchange 2007. Mimosa was a clear choice and exceeded our expectations with capabilities, fast deployment, and ease-of-use that impressed our entire information support team."

Mimosa NearPoint capabilities that drove selection by Palm Beach County included:

o Continuous capture and archiving of all Exchange 2007 data, metadata, and context, including all email, folders, deletions, calendars, contacts, notes, tasks, and more
o Unmatched scalability resulting from Mimosa's multi-node grid architecture, the most scalable architecture in the email archive industry
o Ease-of-use that reduces Help Desk inquiries and support issues organization-wide
o Fast migration and solution implementation for seamless transition to high-performance compliant information archiving

"This is a strategic win for Mimosa Systems and Microsoft as Palm Beach County will be looked upon as an innovator to be mirrored by regional governments across the state to solve their data retention and protection challenges," said T.M. Ravi, CEO of Mimosa Systems. "At both the technical and management level Microsoft reaffirmed support for Mimosa Systems' archiving solution, designing an architecture that took home the gold."

About Mimosa NearPoint
Mimosa NearPoint addresses critical customer requirements around email information archiving, eDiscovery, regulatory compliance, business continuity, and storage optimization. Mimosa NearPoint provides legal search workflow, immediate mailbox and message recovery, disaster recovery, email archiving, and self-service search and access in one solution. By leveraging cost-effective storage, NearPoint also optimizes email storage and reduces overall infrastructure costs.

About Mimosa
Mimosa Systems, Inc. delivers next-generation information management solutions for information immediacy, discovery, and continuity. Mimosa(TM) NearPoint(TM) for Microsoft® Exchange Server is the industry's most comprehensive information management software solution for Microsoft Exchange, unifying email archiving, recovery, and storage management. With options for eDiscovery and disaster recovery, NearPoint ensures litigation readiness and email continuity while leveraging cost-effective disk technologies to optimize email storage growth. Mimosa is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, recognized for its competencies in networking infrastructure solutions, ISV/software solutions, and advanced infrastructure solutions. Mimosa is a privately held company whose investors include August Capital, Clearstone Venture Partners, Dot Edu Ventures, JAFCO Ventures, and Mayfield Fund. Mimosa was founded in 2003 and is based in Santa Clara, California, with offices in Munich, Germany, and Pune, India.

For more information, see MimosaSystems.com.

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