Provident Capital Leverages Mimosa Systems’ Next-Generation Archiving Solution to Reduce Storage Requirements by 70 Percent


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Mimosa NearPoint Helps Leading Australian Investment Group Improve Email Management and Optimizes Microsoft Exchange Environment

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Sept. 22, 2009 – Mimosa Systems, the leader in next-generation email, file and, SharePoint archiving solutions, today announced that Provident Capital, one of Australia’s leading investment groups, has delivered a powerful integrated archive for simplified content management, storage consolidation and self-service search in a single, unified offering.

Provident Capital is one of Australia’s leading diversified finance and investment funds management groups, creating and managing high quality fixed interest investments and innovative mortgage lending. Provident has deep domain expertise in identifying the need for alternative methods of investment and finance and delivering innovative financial solutions.

After evaluating several archiving solutions including Symantec, Sunbelt and GFI, Provident selected Mimosa NearPointTM because of its next-generation architecture, storage management, and self-service search capabilities. Since deploying NearPoint ten months ago, Provident has reduced storage requirements by 70 percent, boosted Exchange performance, and cut email-related help desk calls by 90 percent – freeing the IT staff to focus on the strategic needs of the business. In addition, the company has transformed its email system without incurring the expense and hassle of upgrading to a larger Exchange Server, or having to add additional hardware.

“Our results with NearPoint have been fantastic,” said Nick Corrie, Head of IT for Provident Capital. “Nearly all of our problems with PST files — corruption, loss, and general headaches – have been eliminated, without any negative impact on Exchange, and without forcing us to upgrade our system.”

“NearPoint has been a perfect solution for us in so many ways,” added Corrie. “It has enabled us to solve our email management problems cost-effectively with an integrated, out-of-the-box archiving solution that only Mimosa could deliver.”

The Mimosa NearPoint archiving solution has delivered value to Provident Capital in the following ways including:

• Next-generation architecture: Mimosa NearPoint’s unique architecture does not require journaling or any agents on either the Exchange Server or user desktops. This ensures that there is no impact on production Exchange Server performance.
• Storage management and PST archiving: Using NearPoint, administrators define policies that allow mailboxes on Exchange Servers to be extended to the NearPoint server using parameters such as message size, age, and mailbox quota. For managing offline email contained in PST files, the NearPoint PST Archiving Option crawls and uploads PST files to the NearPoint archive, where they are centrally managed and searched for email discovery. PST files can be automatically deleted after they are uploaded to the archive or remain as files managed by NearPoint.
• Self-service search of archived data: Provident employees have seamless self-service access to their archived data, enabling them to find potentially lost or deleted messages and files without IT assistance.
• Turnkey deployment and support services – Mimosa NearPoint’s ease of implementation and expert support services had Provident up and running the same day.

“The beauty of Mimosa NearPoint is that it’s an intuitive, easy-to-install and easy-to-maintain integrated archiving solution that allows organizations to set it up and virtually forget about it afterwards,” said Scott Whitney, vice president product management of Mimosa Systems. “Provident Capital’s success with NearPoint is a text-book example of how well our technology performs in the real world.”

About Mimosa NearPoint
Mimosa NearPoint addresses critical customer requirements around archiving, eDiscovery, regulatory compliance, business continuity, and storage optimization in a unified solution. Mimosa NearPoint proactively captures email, files, SharePoint content and instant messages; and provides legal search workflow, case management, employee supervision, immediate high fidelity coarse and fine grain recovery, disaster recovery, and self-service search and access in one solution. By leveraging cost-effective storage and advanced classification rules, NearPoint also optimizes content storage and reduces overall infrastructure costs.

About Mimosa
Mimosa Systems, Inc. delivers next-generation enterprise email, file and SharePoint archiving solutions for information immediacy, discovery, and continuity. Mimosa NearPoint is the industry’s most comprehensive unstructured information management software solution for email, files, collaboration systems and instant messages, enabling archiving, eDiscovery, storage consolidation, and recovery with a unified solution. Mimosa is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, recognized for its competencies in networking infrastructure solutions, ISV/software solutions, and advanced infrastructure solutions. Mimosa was founded in 2003 and is based in Santa Clara, California, with offices in Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, China, Australia, and India. For more information, visit

Mimosa Systems
3200 Coronado Drive
Santa Clara, California 95054

Mimosa, Mimosa Systems, and Mimosa NearPoint are trademarks of Mimosa Systems, Inc. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

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