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If you're like most companies, you already have an existing email archiving or eDiscovery solution in place, either on premises or in the cloud. Like most of our customers, your email archiving solution worked fine when it was first implemented and deployed. But over time, as the amount of data grows, performance becomes more challenging, always slower and often yielding unpredictable results – unless you continue to feed it additional storage, hardware, processing power, and elbow grease.

If any of these issues apply to you, it's time to look at alternative email solutions. Some of the benefits customers have gained after switching to Proofpoint Enterprise Archive include:

  • Sustainably fast email search performance – guaranteed
  • On-premises grade security, in the cloud – unique and patented
  • Simplified administration and easier maintenance
  • Consistent, predictable and defensible search results
  • Encryption and privacy of your archived data
  • Over-all lower total cost of ownership

If you are considering a switch, Proofpoint will migrate all your archived data to Proofpoint Enterprise Archive, whether it is from PST files or an existing archive solution. Proofpoint works with its customers to define a legacy email archive migration strategy in order to reduce the over-all cost and complexity of the migration process.

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How We Compare to On-Premises Email Archive Solutions

Today, companies are struggling to deal with the growth of information, both within their firewalls and increasingly within unmanaged data sources such as social media channels, instant messaging platforms, and collaborative tools. However, available email archiving options have entailed compromise. Email archiving solutions deployed on-premises continue to face the same challenges as first generation email archiving products deployed 3-4 years ago – expensive, difficult to manage, and performance that deteriorates over time. Alternatively, cloud-based hosted email archive solutions often lack functionality or security capabilities that meet the standards required by organizations faced with complex regulatory or discovery needs.

HP Autonomy

Switch from HP Autonomy (Digital Safe, ZANTAZ EAS, Autonomy Consolidated Archive)

Information archiving is a strategic investment. Yet, many enterprises have seen the ownership of the archive that they depend on change hands two, or even three times. This has produced complexity in dealing with new support staff, challenges in obtaining roadmap information, and confusion in understanding options for end-of-life products. For these reasons, many of the world's largest organizations have successfully replaced HP Autonomy’s line of archiving products with Proofpoint Enterprise Archive. Proofpoint works closely with customers to provide assistance during and after the transition, which ensures that the process is as painless as possible with industry leading support available every step of the way.

What to Expect from Proofpoint when Switching from HP Autonomy:

  • Purpose-built, fully-integrated technology:
    Proofpoint information governance technology is purpose-built to solve even the most complicated of eDiscovery and regulatory compliance enterprise archiving challenges. As a fully integrated offering, our line of information governance products addresses identification, preservation and collection of critical business content across email, social, IM and files across centralized file servers, SharePoint and desktops.

  • Rapid migration, smooth transition:
    Proofpoint Enterprise Archive was designed to ensure implementation would be as quick and painless as possible. Day-forward archiving can begin as quickly as you’re able to move. Plus, we specialize in historical data migrations having taken exhaustive precautions to ensure that the data you bring with you has its integrity maintained. This ensures that content is appropriately attributed to its users, while also maintaining the metadata necessary to establish folder structure, time sent and received, message headers and so on.

  • Innovative deployment model, best of breed security:
    Proofpoint Enterprise Archive is the only enterprise archiving solution to provide a flexible, hybrid-based architecture that provides the cost benefits of a hosted service paired by the inherent security of an on-premise solution. Plus, even though the storage is hosted in the cloud in Proofpoint’s SSAE-16 certified datacenters, the encryption key is maintained on the customer’s premise leveraging DoubleBlind™ Key Architecture. This ensures that customers remain in control over information access decisions at all times.

  • You shouldn’t have to work for your archive, it should work for you:
    Proofpoint realizes that an often forgotten aspect of archive ownership rests in the ongoing management and maintenance of the solution. With Proofpoint Enterprise Archive, worrying about hardware, software and storage is a thing of the past, with Proofpoint delivering a fully managed service backed by best in class customer support to proactively identify and address issues and ensure that information is delivered quickly and consistently, whenever you need it. The quality of our on-going archive service delivery is clearly demonstrated by our world-class customer renewal rates.

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Symantec Enterprise Vault

Switch from Symantec (Enterprise Vault, Enterprise Vault.cloud) to a Flexible Archiving Alternative

For various reasons, many of the world's largest organizations have successfully switched from Enterprise Vault on-premise and Enterprise Vault.cloud (formally known as LiveOffice Personal Archive and Discovery Archive) to Proofpoint Enterprise Archive. As a Symantec Enterprise Vault alternative, Proofpoint works closely with customers to provide assistance during and after the transition, which ensures that the replacement process is as painless as possible with industry leading support available every step of the way.

What to Expect from Proofpoint when Replacing Symantec Enterprise Vault

  • Migration and data portability experts that ensure the transition is as smooth as possible:
    Proofpoint takes exhaustive precautions to ensure that the data you bring with you has its integrity maintained. This ensures that content is appropriately attributed to its users, while also maintaining the metadata necessary to establish folder structure, time sent and received, message headers and so on.

  • Innovative deployment model, best of breed security:
    In comparison to our competitors, Proofpoint Enterprise Archive offers best of breed security as the only solution to provide a flexible, hybrid-based architecture that provides the cost benefits of a hosted service paired by the inherent security of an on-premise solution. Plus, even though the storage is hosted in the cloud in Proofpoint’s SSAE-16 certified datacenters, the encryption key is maintained on the customer’s premise leveraging DoubleBlind™ Key Architecture. This ensures that customers remain in control over information access decisions at all times.

  • Rapidly expanding content sources:
    Proofpoint is a trailblazer in delivering control over content sources outside of email. In addition to social media via LinkedIn, Salesforce Chatter and Yammer, Proofpoint Content Collection modules enable organizations to collect content from file servers, SharePoint and PSTs to order to improve efficiency in meeting legal hold obligations.

  • You shouldn’t have to work for your archive, it should work for you:
    Proofpoint realizes that an often forgotten aspect of archive ownership rests in the ongoing management and maintenance of the solution. With Proofpoint Enterprise Archive, worrying about hardware, software and storage is a thing of the past, with Proofpoint delivering a fully-managed service backed by best in class customer support to proactively identify and address issues and ensure that information is delivered quickly and consistently, whenever you need it. The quality of our on-going archive service delivery is clearly demonstrated by our world-class customer renewal rates.

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The comparisons below highlight how Proofpoint Enterprise Archive can overcome the challenges of on-premises email archives, without introducing the limitations of 'pure' cloud hosted email archiving products.

Proofpoint vs. On-Premises Archive On-Premises Proofpoint

Real-time Search with SLA-backed guarantee

Proofpoint provides a grid-based email storage infrastructure that allows Proofpoint to distribute processing burden and add capacity on demand. This model of email storage delivers a consistent level of performance – both at the initial stages, as well as over time as archive data volumes grow. Proofpoint uniquely backs this performance with a search performance SLA stating that searches are executed in 20 seconds or less.

Low, Predictable Costs

As a SaaS-based email archiving service, Proofpoint eliminates the hardware, storage, and infrastructure expense that is associated with on-premises email archives. Customers have experienced a 40-60% reduction in cost of ownership through the use of Proofpoint Enterprise Archive over a three year period.

Easy Administration

Proofpoint provides a fully managed email archive service, thus eliminating most of the hassles of on-premises email archives. Proofpoint manages all upgrades, enhancements, and remotely monitors the health of the archiving service. In fact, Proofpoint is the only SaaS-based email archiving service to have achieved SSAE16 Type II certification – both the service itself as well as the data centers that the service operates within.

Proofpoint Enterprise Archive is built upon a next generation architecture that uniquely delivers the manageability and cost advantages of SaaS, while delivering on the high security and functionality requirements of those who need fast and secure access to information.

Unlike on-premises and hosted email archive solutions, Proofpoint is unique in applying the company's industry leadership in protecting critical communication to address the challenges of discovery, compliance, and information governance.

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