What is a Good Exclaimer Mail Archiver Alternative?

Now that the Exclaimer Mail Archiver has reached end of life it is time to consider an Exclaimer Mail Archiver alternative. When software reaches end of life, support and updates are no longer provided, which means if a problem is experienced, no help will be provided by the company. More seriously however, software vulnerabilities will remain unaddressed. Recently, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published a list of cybersecurity bad practices and the continued use of software that has reached end of life was top of the list of bad practices to eradicate

“Use of unsupported (or end-of-life) software in service of Critical Infrastructure and National Critical Functions is dangerous and significantly elevates risk to national security, national economic security, and national public health and safety. This dangerous practice is especially egregious in technologies accessible from the Internet.” CISA

Exclaimer made the decision to concentrate on its core software solutions and the Exclaimer Mail Archiver was discontinued and reached end of life on July 1, 2021. Fortunately for existing customers, support has not yet stopped. Exclaimer will continue to provide product support but only to Exclaimer Mail Archiver users that have an active Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA).

Exclaimer will continue to offer an SMA to customers for one year up until September 30, 2021. All SMAs will expire on September 30, 2022. Continued use of the product after that date will be on the understanding that no support will be provided, and no product updates will be released. Between September 30, 2021 and September 30, 2022, only partial SMAs will be issued.

A change to an Exclaimer Mail Archiver alternative therefore does not need to be made imminently, although it is wise to start looking for an alternative email archiving solution.

An Ideal Exclaimer Mail Archiver Alternative

Exclaimer was a good email archiving solution for Microsoft Exchange and many businesses will be loathed to have to make a change. The solution allowed SMBs and enterprises to efficiently send emails to an archive for long term storage to meet their compliance and legal obligations, while reducing the load on Exchange servers and keeping down the cost of email storage. The product also allowed fast searches of the archive to be performed. Businesses looking for an Exclaimer Mail Archiver alternative will want to retain all of the benefits that came from the solution.

To save you time in your search for an Exclaimer Mail archiver alternative, we have compiled a list of some of the leading email archiving solutions on the market that are ideal Exclaimer Mail Archiver alternatives.

ArcTitan from TitanHQ

ArcTitan is an award-winning email archiving solution from TitanHQ that works seamlessly with Microsoft 365/Office 365 and Microsoft Exchange. ArcTitan is a 100% cloud-based email archiving solution with one of the best SLAs available. Email archives are always available, and the solution is a leader when it comes to searchability, allowing large searches of archives to be performed at great speed. Other benefits include no limits on storage, delegated permissions, a re-ingestion function, and folder replication. The solution is GDPR, HIPAA and SOX compliant, and since no proprietary formats are used, you are not tied to the company and can easily export your archives if needed. The solution is also one of the lowest cost solutions on the market, with a cost of $2.80 per user per month and the company provides industry-leading customer support. ArcTitan is also available on a 14-day free trial.

Until October 31, 2021, Exclaimer Mail Archiver users are being offered a 10% discount if they make the switch to ArcTitan.

GFI Archiver Unlimited

GFI is a popular small business and enterprise software provider that offers an email archiving solution called GFI Archiver as part of its Unlimited product suite. The solution is available as a software download for Windows, although there is an integration with Barracuda Cloud Archiving if cloud storage is preferred. The solution is GDPR, HIPAA, and SOX compliant and features include version control, multimedia archiving, and audit management. The solution also includes a reporting tool that can help companies identify issues, reduce business risk and manage employee productivity through actionable information found in the archive.

GFI Archiver Unlimited is a relatively low-cost solution with a price of $3.05 per user per month and the company does offer a 30-day free trial. Support is primarily provided through product documentation although online support is available during business hours. The solution is available in English only.

Mimecast Email Archiving

Mimecast offers a cloud-based email archiving solution for enterprises that meets all compliance requirements, including GDPR, HIPAA, and SOX. There are controls to ensure that emails cannot be accidentally deleted and all data is stored securely in the Mimecast Cloud. The solution is easy to install and use and takes the complexity out of email archiving, and is ideal for Microsoft Exchange archiving and Microsoft 365. The solution helps businesses significantly reduce the cost of long-term email storage and will improve the performance of Exchange servers.

Mimecast email archiving is a good choice as an Exclaimer Mail archiver alternative but has a price of $4.88 per user per month, so is one of the more costly email archiving solutions.

Author: Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson is the Editor-in-Chief of NetSec.news