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Intermedia Introduces Standalone Email Archiving to Create a New On-Ramp to the Cloud

Intermedia’s partners can now provide cloud-based email compliance and e-discovery services no matter where their customers’ email is hosted. By ChannelPro

Cloud IT services and business applications provider Intermedia, based in Mountain View, Calif., is now offering Email Archiving as a standalone service to partners and direct customers, giving them another way to introduce customers to the cloud. Now businesses can achieve compliance even if their email is hosted by Microsoft Office 365, Google Mail, or on- or off-premises Microsoft Exchange, IBM Notes, GroupWise, IMail, Scalix, or Zimbra environments.

By reselling standalone Email Archiving, Intermedia partners can offer cloud services to a much wider base of customers, leveraging Email Archiving as an on-ramp for future sales of Intermedia's integrated Office in the Cloud services.

Intermedia's Email Archiving solution offers a number of benefits, including:

  • Linear Scalability: Customers can scale on a per-user basis, protecting them from overpaying or under-provisioning.
  • Rapid Onboarding: Search-and-retrieve functionality provides seamless migration and onboarding.
  • Compliance and Protection: Intermedia's Email Archiving enables compliance with ERPA, FRCP, SOC, SEC, HIPAA, and other state and federal rules, helping customers to reduce business, legal, and compliance costs.

As with all Intermedia services, partners manage Email Archiving from the partner portal, providing a single point of control that reduces the cost and complexity of managing multiple solutions to make partners more efficient and more profitable.

"Many of my customers are interested in the benefits of the cloud, but not quite ready to migrate off their on-premises email server," says Peter Hanna, founder of Texas-based Intermedia partner Robo 6k. "With a standalone Email Archiving offering, I can protect their businesses while setting the stage for future managed services around Intermedia's cloud services, with no integration headaches when they take the next steps."

Many email providers do not offer email archiving that complies with ERPA, FRCP, SOC, SEC, HIPAA or other state and federal rules. With Intermedia's Email Archiving service, SMBs can ensure that every email-as well as more than 450 types of file attachments-is archived, searchable, and retrievable.

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