Mimosa Serves Up New NearPoint Release Mimosa isn't just your typical Sunday brunch affair anymore. Now it can also archive your email. Mimosa Systems, a provider of information management and content archiving solutions, recently announced an addition of a new solution -- email archiving -- to its NearPoint product.Mimosa looks to strike out on a "unified archiving strategy". Best known for its NearPoint Server, a "next generation" content archiving solution for immediate email and file system archiving, e-discovery, recovery, disaster recovery and storage management in a single solution; the software solution for email archiving is based on standard Microsoft technologies. Mimosa provides users and auditors "instant" search and access to email that has been protected, archived and extended via a standard Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Web Access user interface.

How It Actually Works

NearPoint v3.5 adds file archiving from Windows file shares, with other integration sources possibly added later. A Mimosa agent will crawl the file share looking for files that meet user-set policies defining fields like file size, creation date, time since last access and zap files that meet the criteria into the archive. After a file is archived it stays so. Files are single-instanced with any file archive candidate compared to previously archived files and email attachments. Older files, already archived as email attachments, won't take up fresh space in the repository. Instead, NearPoint will point to the existing entry.

Adding the Power of Stellenet to the Cocktail

Using Stellent technology, the new NearPoint product will know of 300 file types and can search them appropriately. In addition, the product is said to have content monitoring capability to alert administrators if outbound material contains user-defined sensitive data. As a result, it will have an existing (and very crucial) e-discovery capability applied to it as well. Overall, Mimosa is proving itself as a driving force among information management vendors. No longer is it a tedious task to implement and maintain multiple email servers in an effort to protect and recover data.