EdgeSafe is a centrally managed, enterprise solution that allows organizations to back up and archive email data residing on users’ notebooks and desktops onto centrally-located native PST-format backup files.
Its innovative patent-pending technology backs up and archives Outlook’s PST-format database files with incremental, item-level resolution, even if Outlook is running. This makes it very fast and space efficient for backing up even the largest Outlook PSTs for several users as well as many tens of thousands of users without overloading the organization’s network.
Unlike alternative solutions that force workstation users to give up and/or compromise the integrity of their local Outlook PSTs by placing them on the network, EdgeSafe is able to backup PST files form on the user’s workstations – as Microsoft recommends – without losing central control of the data.
Specific EdgeSafe features and benefits include:
Enterprise architecture - Centrally installable and configurable workstation and server software with customizable options, powerful filters, and central reports.
Native backup format - Outlook PST format backup file ensures full Outlook accessibility without plug-ins or other applications.
Item-level incremental resolution -Incrementally backs up only new and changed items rather than duplicating the entire contents of the PST file over and over.
Low overhead - Incremental backup dramatically reduces backup size, transfer time, and network traffic, avoiding network overload.
Cumulative archive - Single backup PST file consolidates email items from many backup runs without duplication while allowing efficient recovery of the latest snapshot.
Automatic retention - Optional retention of backed up items that were deleted from the source PST for a predefined period.
Comprehensive - Optional backup of all local PST files; not just those used in conjunction with Exchange Server.
Foolproof - Transparent operation assures that full backups actually occur without user interference, even if Outlook is running.
Non-disruptive - Local PSTs with centralized PST backups combines local access with centralized control, for an enterprise solution with a low TCO.
NOTE: Other centralized email backup solutions often eliminate local PSTs and mount all users’ source data in a single location, compromising accessibility for remote users and branch offices, and creating a significant single point of failure. By contrast, EdgeSafe allows users to enjoy the inherent scalability and offline accessibility of local PSTs while simultaneously providing central policy-based management of the backup process… the best of both worlds!
EdgeSafe allows you to stop compromising and start using Outlook the way it was meant to be used. It backs up not only local PSTs that are used in conjunction with Exchange Server, but also overflow PSTs that Exchange Server doesn’t even know about, as well as PSTs created when using Outlook with email servers other than Exchange Server. And finally, its PST-format backups native to Outlook and therefore completely eliminates the need to even attempt to restore from the Exchange Server backup (if one even exists).