Archiving Software

Best Archiving Software include:

Mimecast Cloud Archive, Microsoft Exchange, Zix, and Amazon Glacier.

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 49) Sorted by Most Reviews

Zix
138 ratings
107 reviews
Top Rated
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 needs. The Zi…
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
147 ratings
63 reviews
Top Rated
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.
Microsoft Exchange
473 ratings
45 reviews
Top Rated
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).
Veritas Enterprise Vault
16 ratings
7 reviews
Veritas Enterprise Vault is a file archiving option.
Amazon Glacier
18 ratings
7 reviews
Amazon Glacier is a low-cost cloud archiving and backup solution from Amazon Web Services.
Mimecast Cloud Archive
11 ratings
6 reviews
UK company Mimecast offers the Mimecast Cloud Archive platform, for for enterprise information archiving, sync and recover, or to support discovery and migration.
AppRiver
9 ratings
5 reviews
AppRiver, now from Zix (acquired January 2019), is a hosted messaging gateway and security platform featuring anti-spam and email encryption / data loss capability.
Smarsh Connected Suite (formerly Actiance)
2 ratings
2 reviews
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.
Proofpoint Archiving and Compliance
5 ratings
2 reviews
Proofpoint in Sunnyvale, California offers Enterprise Archive, a file archiving solution.
Metalogix Archive Manager
3 ratings
2 reviews
Metalogix in Washington, DC offers Archive Manager, a file archiving option.
Informatica Application ILM
23 ratings
2 reviews
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.
Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving
1 ratings
1 reviews
Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving provides disaster recovery and compliant file storage and archiving solution.
Arcserve UDP
3 ratings
1 reviews
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-ready feature…
Barracuda Essentials
3 ratings
1 reviews
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 with cloud ba…
MailMeter
1 ratings
1 reviews
Irish company Waterford Technologies offers MailMeter, an email archiving solution.
Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service (formerly Sonian)
4 ratings
1 reviews
Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service (formerly Sonian Archiving) is a file archiving option developed by Sonian and now supported by Barracuda Networks since the November 2017 acquisition.
Able2Extract Professional
3 ratings
1 reviews
Able2Extract Professional, is a PDF converter, editor and creator. It is a powerful PDF suite that cuts down on the time spent dealing with PDFs and has been the long-time choice for increasing PDF productivity in the office.Able2Extract will let you convert scanned and native PDFs to more than 10 f…
WinZip
3 ratings
1 reviews
WinZip, a Corel Corporation product, is a file management tool, providing file compression and archiving, file or document encryption, PDF file manipulation, and file cleanup.
MessageSolution Enterprise File Archive
MessageSolution Enterprise File Archive (EFA) is a file archiving solution, from MessageSolution in Milpitas, California.
iManage Records Manager (formerly Govern)
iManage Records Manager (formerly Govern) is file archiving and disposition software from iManage, headquartered in Chicago. iManage was divested from Hewlett-Packard in 2015 and formed as an independent company; the product known as iManage Records Manager was formerly Worksite Records Manager.
Veritas Enterprise Vault.cloud
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 Vault.cloud. Veritas Enterprise Vault.cloud is a cloud based archiving service.
ZL Unified Archive
ZL Unified Archive is a file archiving option from ZL Technologies in Milpitas, California.
OpenText Email Archiving and Management
OpenText's Email Archiving and Management is a file archiving option.
HP Autonomy ZANTAZ EAS
ZANTAZ EAS, from Hewlett-Packard, is a file archiving platform.
Newgen e-Gov Office Automation
Newgen e-Gov Office Automation suite aims to provide government agencies the flexibility to automate document-intensive processes, and develop a highly agile operational infrastructure. The solution provides following features: 1.Electronic File (e-File) and Correspondence Management 2.Committee &…