Securence Email Filter/Anti-SPAM

Securence Email Filter was
just selected the State of North Carolina as their email filter solution. With over 100 domains, over 100,000 users, and millions of emails each year. This choice was made very carefully. Securence was up against every major competitor and scored a 98 out of a 100, the second place finisher, among about a dozen, scored a 68! Securence dominated all the big players. Since the implementation, the users are reportedly love the fact that the many junk mail messages they used to get are gone. And IT loves it because their is little to no maintenance required.

C2C and Solbrekk partner to provide email archiving – Minneapolis Minnesota

C2C, a leading provider of email, file and messaging management solutions, today announced it has signed Solbrekk, Inc., based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to supply email archiving, e-Discovery, and compliance solutions.

“C2C ArchiveOne® software is an excellent archiving solution that is extreemly simple for the user and extreemly flexible and powerful to handle the needs IT and compliance officers. It can handle the needs of large enterprise clients yet simple to understand and use for small to midsized businesses,” said Larry Phelps, director of sales and marketing, Solbrekk, Inc. “C2C’s eDiscovery and retention management for live, PST and archived data is unique among email archiving products.”

“Email and file volumes grow dramatically in some of the industries Solbekk serves, such as insurance and legal services, so our ArchiveOne platform will be welcomed by their customers as a way to tame and control runaway storage costs while also delivering regulatory compliance for retained and archived data,” said Dave Hunt, CEO at C2C.

C2C’s ArchiveOne solutions are simple yet sophisticated tools that are field-proven to help organizations with archiving, retention and eDiscovery of email and files, compliance management, intellectual property containment and storage management tools. ArchiveOne employs Zero-Training User DesignTM and is completely transparent, installing in about one hour. ArchiveOne for email provides secure access to archived emails through iPhone or download lucky patcher apk BlackBerry devices and through web and web service technologies for offsite workers. Sophisticated features include the ability to search and take action on data before it is archived, which provides assurance against “data fingerprints” being stored in the index, reduces capacity needs, speeds backups, and optimizes TCO. Advanced PST management allows administrators to discover, search, delete or consolidate PST files across the organization and integrated Bates Stamping streamlines the e-discovery process. ArchiveOne is not dependent on SQL databases, so it offers best-in-class flexibility and scalability, as well as reducing risk and improving system usage. A live online demonstration, references from ArchiveOne users, and a 30-day trial are available.

About C2C
C2C Systems has earned the trust of its four million software users since 1992 by consistently delivering high-value, dependable core messaging system enhancements. Microsoft® Exchange, SharePoint®, and Windows® File Server together with IBM® Lotus® Domino® form the heart of our commercial and governmental customers’ businesses worldwide. C2C’s ArchiveOne® product family is the trusted choice for their email and file archiving, e-discovery, compliance management, legal forensics and storage management tools to enhance these platforms.

IDC Reviews Laserfiche

Recently, IDC published a vendor profile on Laserfiche. IDC’s research manager, Michael Orasin, provides an in-depth report of Laserfiche and its management team, products, and it’s future.
IDC’s report states, “Laserfiche is in an enviable position. It provides a robust ECM offering in a simple yet elegant way. Both its end-user functionality and its administrative capabilities can help organizations address the majority of their document and records management issues effectively and within a shorter time frame than other large enterprise content management providers.”
IDC Laserfiche Overview

IDC’s report is very insightful and gives a good picture of capability of Laserfiche, the best electronic document management software on the market today.

Larry Phelps
Solbrekk
Minneapolis, Minnesota

PeopleSoft Laserfiche Integration Project – Star Tribune

PeopleSoft Laserfiche Integration project resulted in Solbrekk (now call Hemingway Solutions) to Reach Winners Circle Status

Minneapolis, Minnesota (Solbrekk) – October 14, 2009 — Solbrekk announced today that the business technology solutions provider has reached Laserfiche “Winners Circle” status for the second time. This means that Solbrekk will be recognized in January 2010 at a special event for accomplished value-added resellers.
“This year, customers have been careful to select a reliable, cost-effective solution that creates efficiency, and adds value to their organization, “says Larry Phelps, Solbrekk’s vice president of sales. “Laserfiche has been a great fit because their enterprise content management software suite is open, easy to integrate, loaded with functionality and easy to use, reducing the complexities for IT staff and end-users, and frankly, this is exactly what our customers want.”

As a case in point, Phelps points to Solbrekk’s work for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, one of the largest newspapers in the United States. “It was a very challenging project,” Phelps explained that the company needed to replace a legacy imaging system and migrate massive databases from shared servers.

“As part of that task, Chad Brinkman, our senior network and integration engineer, deciphered their existing integrations and workflows and then implemented them in the new systems. All told, he integrated Laserfiche successfully with PeopleSoft®, RightFax® and Oracle® applications,” said Phelps. “These integrations will help the Star Tribune streamline key processes in accounts payable, human resources, travel and contracts. This project is a great example of how Laserfiche serves as a versatile and flexible foundation for enterprise solutions.”

Solbrekk’s other recent successes include Laserfiche deployments for I.C. System and the City of Shoreview, Minnesota. Looking ahead, Solbrekk plans to focus on delivering solutions to clients in the medical, local government and manufacturing fields, as well as developing enterprise-wide solutions for corporations of all sizes.
Based in Golden Valley, Minnesota, Solbrekk, Inc., was formed in 2003 to bring together the combined knowledge and experience of four complementary businesses that had each been in business for a dozen years or more. The group included Software Tailors, Inc., Phelps’ former company, which had been a Laserfiche VAR since 1995. With 20 certified network engineers on staff, Solbrekk has quickly become one of the largest computer service companies in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Larry Phelps and Chad Brinkman lead the company’s electronic document management solutions team.

About Laserfiche
Laserfiche® creates simple and elegant enterprise content management (ECM) solutions that help organizations run smarter. Since 1987, more than 27,000 organizations worldwide—including healthcare organizations, government agencies, and Fortune 1000 companies—have used Laserfiche software to streamline document, records and business process management.

The Laserfiche ECM system is designed to give IT managers central control over their information infrastructure, including standards, security, and auditing while offering business units the flexibility to respond quickly to changing conditions. The Laserfiche product suite is built upon Microsoft® technologies to simplify system administration, supports Microsoft SQL and Oracle® platforms and features seamless integration with Microsoft Office® applications and two-way integration with SharePoint®.

Laserfiche distributes its software through a worldwide network of value-added resellers (VARs), who tailor solutions to clients’ individual needs. The Laserfiche VAR program has received the Five-Star rating from Computer Reseller News/VARBusiness magazine.
Laserfiche is a registered trademark of Compulink Management Center, Inc.

Great News, a New Version of Laserfiche Has Been Released

Laserfiche 8.2 is now shipping and available for free upgrade for clients with current support contract (LSAP). It includes a new Server, Client and Web Access. This is a major release and contains numerous new features, fixes, and significant performance enhancements. Please note that you cannot upgrade just the client, both the server and the client must be 8.2.

Laserfiche Server, Client and Web Access 8.2 Enhancements Include:
1. Laserfiche Snapshot is a full driver update which allows users to save their favorite settings to Snapshot printing profiles.
2. Laserfiche Scanning now supports Windows Image Acquisition (WIA), a new standard for scanner drivers.
3. Dynamic fields allow only relevant field information to be displayed based on values selected in other fields. For example, if the Document Type field is set to “correspondence” then fields that are related to correspondence would be displayed such as creation date, author, and subject.
4. New PDF support features, PDFs can now have image and text pages generated natively by Laserfiche, either at time of import or once the PDF is in the repository. In addition, annotation conversion support is available for both import and export, and PDFs can be exported in the archival PDF/A format.
5. Stamps can be created from a text string rather than just from an image. The text string supports tokens, allowing for dynamic date, count, and user stamps.
6. Search enhancements allow users to refine a set of search results to quickly locate the documents they are searching for. Laserfiche search now also supports the ability to find related words in full-text searches, and allows you to specify multiple folders for search filtering.
7. Laserfiche Records Management Edition now is DOD 5015.2 revision 3 certificated.
8. Laserfiche 8 has improved Office Integration. The Office Plug-in has been updated to more tightly integrate Laserfiche and Microsoft Office. It streamlined Save to Laserfiche process, the ability to view Laserfiche metadata from within Office applications, the ability to directly attach Laserfiche documents to an e-mail from within Microsoft Outlook, and full support of Office 2010.
9. Optional watermarks allow users to choose to print watermarks on documents that are not already watermarked, allowing a user to easily add a note (such as “draft” or “do not copy”) to a printed or exported document.
10. Custom field formats: Laserfiche now supports customized display of number, date and time fields. This allows you to display a number field as currency, for instance, or to customize the way date information is displayed.
11. Editable encrypted and compressed volumes, any Laserfiche volume now can be encryption and compression.
12. Time-based volume rollover allows volumes to be configured to roll over and create a new volume based on a time schedule or when they reach a particular size.
13. The User and Admin Help Guides are now available online in their most up-to-date form.
14. Laserfiche Web Access includes support for all new Laserfiche 8.2 Client and Server features, as well as performance enhancements and support for distributed installation.
15. Laserfiche 8.2 now includes improved troubleshooting support. It includes several new troubleshooting tools, including improved error message and trace handling and a tool for gathering troubleshooting information about your Laserfiche installation.

Larry Phelps
Solbrekk, Minneapolis Minnesota

Email Archiving – Which Method is Best?

Email archiving is fairly easy concept to understand, but how it is accomplished using the underlying technologies is not as easy to grasp. These technologies include; MAPI, Exchange Web Services, Transaction Log Parsing, and Single Instance Storage. Most product demonstrations typically spend time explaining the benefits of their products as they should. But, an understanding of the underlying technologies can help you make a more informed decision.

Some have said that Microsoft plans to move away from MAPI. I don’t believe Microsoft is moving away from MAPI any time soon. Currently, there are an estimated 500 million Microsoft Outlook users. Outlook uses MAPI to connect to Exchange. Even using Outlook remotely (RPC over HTTP), you are still using the MAPI protocol via plain RPC or RPC embedded within an HTTP data stream.

For this reason I recommend a email archive product that uses MAPI technology.

Other products use Transaction Log parsing. Although, this works, it is not using Microsoft’s best practices approach. Essentially developers are reverse engineering the Exchange undocumented Transaction Logs to extracting data for archival. Using this method can result in a major problems for this type of archive product if for some reason you need to restore Exchange data from a backup.

For this reason I recommend that you do not select an email archiving product that parses the Exchange Transaction Logs.

Many people are worried about email archiving adding extra overhead to your Exchange server. Both archiving methods, using MAPI or Parsing Transaction Logs , do add a certain additional load to a server. But we have not seen this cause problems. In most cases, most organizations have too much data in their Exchange server and using a good email archiving product eliminates this unnecessary data and actually makes the Exchange server perform better.

If you have questions or would like to look at email arching, please feel free to contact me.

Larry Phelps
Solbrekk
Minneapolis Minnesota