Carbonite Inc., a provider of cloud and hybrid backup and recovery solutions for businesses, and German-based MailStore, an email archiving solutions provider for SMBs, have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Carbonite will acquire MailStore. This acquisition advances Carbonite’s plan for global expansion and enhances the company’s portfolio of continuity solutions for SMBs with email archiving and indexing solutions.
“In addition to offering email archiving to businesses worldwide with MailStore’s existing solutions, Carbonite will integrate MailStore’s robust full-text search and indexing capabilities into our product portfolio to help our business customers better manage, understand, and leverage their data,” says Mohamad Ali, CEO, Carbonite.
MailStore’s flagship solution, MailStore Server, creates 1:1 copies of all emails in a central email archive to help ensure the long-term security and availability of data. Its search and indexing capabilities provide full-text search of emails and attachments, and the solution works with all major email systems, including cloud email such as Office 365 and Gmail, as well as Exchange, PST files, and all IMAP and POP3-compatible email servers. In 2014, MailStore released a Service Provider Edition that enables channel partners to run the software on their own infrastructure and adapt it to their clients’ business requirements.
“Companies buy email archiving solutions to make a permanent record of every incoming and outgoing email for regulatory and compliance reasons, to protect against accidental or malicious deletion, and to make the valuable data that flows through email available to users for future access,” adds Ali. “MailStore’s fast search technology and easy-to-use interface allows users to search and find important information without the need for IT assistance. We look forward to bringing this technology to more businesses so they are able to derive value from archived information.”
The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014.