Northern California-based Tangent, Inc. today announced their DataCove email archiving appliance. The company aims to deliver a device that meets US federal archival compliance regulations, and with a ticket price just under US$ 4000. The company describes DataCove as a plug-and-play server appliance that can be installed anywhere on your organization's network. The device features search and retrieval, redundant disk and tape archiving and a fully searchable database with a web-based user interface.
If that sounds too good to be true, then their claim of a 60 minute deployment may further challenge your version of reality.
DataCove archives email for email systems utilizing e-mail journaling or what is called SMTP push technology. The appliance was designed to work with just about any type of email system, including Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes, Novell Groupwise, Standard POP3 or IMAP.
The product's feature set includes archiving, SMTP relay, message indexing and storage, advanced search, reliable storage, advanced encryption technology, high compression, multi-user configuration, instant messaging support, a hardware based operating system and automatic updates.
A new-comer to CMSWire, Tangent was founded in 1989 and has been building various consumer and industrial hardware solutions for the past 16 years. Their product line includes desktops, notebooks, wireless labs, thin clients, servers and various network appliances such as the new DataCove . The company boasts a number of Editor's Choice awards from PC Magazine, Recommended Product awards from Windows Magazine and Best Buy awards from PC World.
Tangent are by no means alone in this field. Others such as EMC/Documentum, Northseas and ArcMail (starting at US$ 2999) have been tinkering away here for years.