GWAVA Retain Positioned in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving 2015

Retain Unified Archiving Platform Secures Position and Earning Recognition for Excellence in Secure Multi-platform Unified Archiving

7 January 2016

GWAVA, the leading provider of compliance, security, archiving and eDiscovery for electronic communication, is pleased to announce, that its Retain Unified Archiving product is positioned in Gartner's 2015 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving. GWAVA has improved its position in the Magic Quadrant for the second consecutive year, and this is GWAVA's fourth inclusion in the report. Gartner has stated, "Enterprise information archiving offers organizations solutions for compliance and discovery, while reducing overall storage costs. To aid IT leaders, Gartner evaluates vendors offering products and services that provide archiving for email, social media, files and other content types.”

“The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving continues to be a valuable resource for evaluating archiving systems,” said Ken Muir, CEO GWAVA. He continued, “We believe that Retain is uniquely positioned in the quadrant because it provides innovative functionality in monitoring, filtering, and archiving social media, instant messaging and web searches in addition to archiving email and mobile communication data. We also believe that this ability to monitor and archive in one central archive allows organizations to proactively monitor and have oversight of critical business communication.”

Retain is a unified archiving suite primarily focused on email archiving for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365, but also includes comprehensive native support for archiving Gmail and Novell GroupWise email. In addition to email archiving, Retain  archives electronic business communication including data created on mobile devices, social media, instant messages, and internet web searches, as well as built-in content filtering and URL blocking. For mobile devices, Retain archives communication data for Android, BlackBerry, and iOS, including SMS/text messages, BBM Messages, BBM Protected, phone call logs, and PIN Messages. It archives social media communication for Yammer, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. It archives instant message data for Lync/Skype for Business, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), Yahoo Messenger, Google Chat, and Google Hangouts. Retain also captures and archives end-user web searches for search engines and web services including Google, Bing, Yahoo, YouTube, and Wikipedia. Retain also provides content filtering, and URL blocking of social media, instant messages, and web search content.

Retain Insights, introduced last year, is the underlying eDiscovery technology that allows Retain to search, and take action on outside data sources, as well as conduct eDiscovery activities across any connected dataset. This new technology is receiving high marks from customers. Retain also includes an improved search engine, which provides search suggestions, keyword tagging, a Boolean search wizard and Regex functions. Retain is offered as an on-premises, or cloud solution.

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Source: Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving, Alan Dayley, Garth Landers, Anthony Kros, 29 October 2015.

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For more than a decade GWAVA remains unsurpassed at protecting electronic messaging infrastructures and providing those systems with superior unified archiving. The Retain Unified Archiving solution by GWAVA enables organizations to seamlessly archive all electronic business communication data, including email (Exchange, Office 365, Gmail and GroupWise), social media, instant messaging, and mobile communication – in one central location. GWAVA is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec with offices throughout the US, Germany, and the United Kingdom. GWAVA maintains a network of global strategic partners with BlackBerry, Microsoft, Novell and Verizon. GWAVA’s key industry verticals include, Government, Education, Financial Services, Legal, and Healthcare. Information on GWAVA can be found at

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