Archiving Software

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Archiving Software Overview

What is Archiving Software?

Archiving Software supports enterprises in retaining and rapidly retrieving structured and unstructured data over time while complying with security standards and the like. File archiving may include images, messages (e.g. IMs, social media posts, etc.), emails, and content from web pages and social sites. Compliant data retention may require retaining data in its native form and context so that it can be understood.

Also called Enterprise Information Archiving (EIA), archiving software is designed to meet discovery requirements. That means that the archive must be searchable so that all stored data can be retrieved with context intact.

Archiving software is most commonly a requirement for banking institutions and governments. More stringent privacy laws means that EIA has become a concern for private corporations as well. Archiving software will contain features overlapping Enterprise Search, Data Governance and eDiscovery, and some features in common with ECM.

Features of Archiving Software

Leading Enterprise Information Archiving vendors focus on some or provide many of the following capabilities:

  • Meet legal and regulatory compliance requirements and provide attestation (e.g. GDPR, SEC, FINRA, CFTC, etc.)

  • Provide high-efficiency low-cost storage for data retention

  • Unified, centralized storage for disparate sources and unstructured data

  • Automated data retrieval and retention, with reporting

  • Tamper-proof “evidentiary” quality records (e.g. non-rewritable)

  • Configurable policy engine for enforcing corporate policy, industry standard, or regulatory requirements

  • An automated classification system for data to be retained or discarded based on importance

  • Apply metadata to ease search, categorization, supervision & discovery

  • Access controls supporting role-requirements, biometrics, etc.

  • Granular retention rules to archive content for as long as needed

  • Employee self-service, search & report generation, with access log

  • Daily reconciliation reporting to verify data capture

  • Redundant, disaster-proof, or third-party verified storage integrity

Pricing Information

Archiving Software is potentially complex and provided by specialized vendors as-a-service. Vendors who specialize in information archiving generally specialize in storage, disaster recovery and resilience, or data security. Archiving Software Suites are modular and contain separate modules for managing the many different kinds of data to be archived by source, or by governing regulations.

Price may be relatively modest for small organizations storing limited data from few sources for disaster resilience. For complex corporations facing onerous regulatory requirements and drawing data from a multitude of sources (e.g. corporate social sites, an email server, corporate website, etc.) price will be far greater. Vendors will also provide one-off services like legacy or physical data migration to an archive, third-party auditing, and continuity services.

Archiving Products

(1-25 of 69) Sorted by Most Reviews

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault is the eponymous data backup and recovery solution from the data management company headquartered in New Jersey. It provides solutions multi-cloud backup, protection for applications, databases, and virtual machines, end-point user data protection, and disaster recovery.…

Key Features

  • Deduplication and file compression (69)
  • Incremental backup identification (72)
  • Business application protection (68)
Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft Exchange is a secure email / messaging gateway with file archiving and encryption / data loss capability, available as a hosted service (Exchange Online) or installed (Exchange Server).

Key Features

  • Management Tools (36)
  • Threat Detection (30)
  • Cusomizability (33)
AppRiver, from Zix

AppRiver, now from Zix (acquired January 2019), is a hosted messaging gateway and security platform featuring anti-spam and email encryption / data loss capability.

Zix Email Threat Protection

With organizations facing new and unprecedented challenges, the need for a secure modern workplace has never been greater. As companies seek to achieve more with less and keep their increasingly remote workforces productive, they also face an array of evolving security and compliance…

Barracuda Essentials

Barracuda Essentials

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Barracuda Essentials is an email security platform designed to protect users and businesses from volumetric threats like malware and spam, as well advanced threats like targeted spear phishing and ransomware, and provides email archiving and data protection from corruption and deletion…

Key Features

  • Anti-malware (12)
  • Threat Detection (12)
  • Management Tools (12)
Veritas Enterprise Vault

Veritas Enterprise Vault is a file archiving option.

Amazon S3 Glacier

Amazon Glacier is a low-cost cloud archiving and backup solution from Amazon Web Services.

Mimecast Cloud Archive

UK company Mimecast offers the Mimecast Cloud Archive platform, for for enterprise information archiving, sync and recover, or to support discovery and migration.

Informatica Data Archive (ILM)

From development, test, and production of critical data to the retirement and archiving phase, Informatica Application ILM solutions are offered to help IT align the business value of data with the most appropriate infrastructure to manage it. Informatica Data Archive allows users…

Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian) is a file archiving option developed by Sonian and now supported by Barracuda Networks since the November 2017 acquisition.

Metalogix Archive Manager

Quest Software now offers an enterprise information archiving (EIA) solution via their acquisition of the Metalogix solution suite in 2018. Metalogix Archive Manager, available in two editions (Archive Manager for Exchange, and Archive Manager for Files), support email archiving,…

Arcserve UDP

Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) is designed to future-proof infrastructure by delivering data protection and disaster recovery for every type of workload. Backed by heterogeneous, image-based technology that protects to and from any target, the vendor boasts combining enterprise-…

Proofpoint Archiving and Compliance

Proofpoint in Sunnyvale, California offers Enterprise Archive, a file archiving solution.

Smarsh Connected Suite (formerly Actiance)

Actiance was a social media compliance and archiving platform acquired by Smarsh in November 2017. It is now part of the technology underlying the Smarsh Connected Suite. Actiance products Vantage and Socialite are now Connected Capture. Actiance Alcatraz is now Connected Archive.…


Irish company Waterford Technologies offers MailMeter, an email archiving solution.


Intradyn is an email and web archiving solution for eDiscovery from the company of the same name in Mendota Heights.

Google Vault

Google Vault is an ediscovery and archiving service for messaging and content created through some applications in G Suite. Users can retain, search, and export an organization’s data from select apps with Vault for G Suite Business and Enterprise editions.

Barracuda Message Archiver

The Barracuda Message Archiver is designed to help organizations reduce email storage requirements, meet demanding compliance requirements, and address e-discovery requests easily and effectively. Integration with the Barracuda Cloud provides long-term email storage and backup.

Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving

Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving provides disaster recovery and compliant file storage and archiving solution.

Intermedia Email Plus

Intermedia Email Plus Exchange Email is a combined email productivity and security suite, providing anti-phishing, email archiving, email backup and archiving, as well as access to AnyMeeting web conferencing included via a subscription.


MessageSolution headquartered in California offers enterprise information archiving, eDiscovery, and content security solutions for organizations’ email, file system, SharePoint, and Microsoft’s Office 365 environments. They offer on cloud and on premise solutions.

OpenText Email Archiving and Management

OpenText's Email Archiving and Management solution suite presents an enterprise information archiving (EIA) option as an extension of the company's ECM / Content Services solutions, with options available for Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes, and Google Apps, as well as supporting…

ZL Unified Archive

ZL Unified Archive is a file archiving option from ZL Technologies in Milpitas, California.

Veritas Enterprise

Symantec acquired LiveOffice in 2012 to expand their cloud migration, and file and email archiving capabilities. The product was part of the Veritas spin-off from Symantec, and is now offered as Enterprise Veritas Enterprise is a cloud based archiving service.…

Pagefreezer Website Archiving

Pagefreezer provides website, social media, and enterprise collaboration archiving and compliance solutions across a wide range of industries, including finance, legal, telecom, retail, utilities, government, and post-secondary education. As a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) application,…