PST Enterprise

 

LOCATE PST files on end user systems and network file servers

MIGRATE PST files to Exchange, Office 365 or a secure location

ELIMINATE PST files to reduce risk, regain storage and cut costs

PST Enterprise

PST Enterprise enables IT administrators to regain control over email data stored within PST files scattered across their organisation.

It can eliminate the risks associated with PST files, as well as reducing ongoing costs and supporting IT requirements for Compliance and eDiscovery.

PST Enterprise will discover PST files on network servers and end user systems, and migrate this data to Exchange and Office 365.

Benefits of PST Enterprise

Regain control of email:

  • Determine all email stored across the organisation
  • Centralise storage and backup, and reduce support costs

Reduce legal and corporate risks:

  • Make all information visible and accessible
  • Protect against end user data loss

Ensure compliance and information security:

  • Implement data retention & defensible deletion policies
  • Support eDiscovery and eDisclosure requests


 

 

 

How does PST Enterprise work

 

What does PST Enterprise do?

LOCATES

Discovers PST Files Systematically locates PST files without end user intervention
Determines Owners Automatically determines and assigns an owner for each PST file

MIGRATES

Centralises PST Files Copies or moves PST files to specified network locations.
Deletes Data Removes old or expired data from within PST files.
Migrates Data Ingests data from PST files in-place directly into Exchange and Office365

ELIMINATES

Deletes PST Files Disconnects PST files from the Outlook profile, and then deletes them.

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

PST Enterprise has received an MSExchange.org Gold Award, rated 4.8 out of 5.  Read the full product review

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 Key Features of PST Enterprise

DISCOVERY

Complete PST Discovery

Locate all PST files on local drives, network drives, USB drives, etc., whether they are connected to an Outlook profile or not.

No Client Install

The solution is non-invasive, with no client software install required.

Automatic Ownership

PST files not connected an Outlook profile can have their ownership determined automatically based on the contents of the file.

 

 

 

MIGRATION

Direct Migration

Data is migrated directly from source PST to target mailbox (in Exchange or Office 365) without routing via a central server.  This removes the risk of bottlenecks and reduces network bandwidth issues.

Network Independent

Migration of PST files on laptops can continue even when not connected to the corporate network.

Copy or Delete

Individual PST files can be copied or moved to another file location, or just deleted.

Multiple Actions

Several consecutive actions can be applied to each PST file, giving great flexibility in migration options.

Item level Actions

Actions can be applied at an individual message level within each PST file based on message content, allowing selective processing.

Filtering

Data to migrate or delete can be selected based on age range, enabling retention policies to be enforced.

Mailbox Choice

Data can be migrated to either Primary or Archive mailboxes.

Delete after Migration

Original PST files can be disconnected from Outlook after processing and deleted automatically.

 

 














 

 

MANAGEMENT

Advanced Error handling

 

Customisable tolerances and thresholds can be set to highlight and manage any problems encountered during processing without interrupting the overall migration process.

Scheduling

Actions can be run immediately or scheduled at a pre-defined time.

Scalable Architecture

The solutions is designed to manage unlimited numbers of users, PST files and locations.

Bandwidth Management

Controls for data throttling flows allow bandwidth usage to be optimised.

Customizable Management GUI

Easy to use, informative administration interface allows the easy management and control of PST files. Information such as PST location, physical size vs data size, number of message, PST discovered date are all available in addition up to 10 AD attributes can be made visible.

Real Time Monitoring

Detailed status reports gives real time reporting on the current state and progress of each individual PST.








END USER EXPERIENCE

Automatic Migration

User intervention is not required at any stage of the discovery, management and migration of PST files.

Folder Mirroring

The folder structure within the source PST can be fully mirrored with the target location ensuring a seamless transition for users.

Self Service Portal

An optional end-user self-service web portal allows users to decide which actions are taken with their PST files, making it ideal for senior managers or users with sensitive data.

 


 

 

PST Enterprise allows you to define policies to manage or eliminate your PST files

PST Enterprise web-based admin console gives you a clear view of your PST estate showing both coupled and uncoupled PSTs

 

How does PST Enterprise work?

Locating PST Files

PST files are located and processed automatically regardless of their status, across end user systems as well as on network file servers.

No client software is installed to discover and migrate PST files, as PST Enterprise runs  in the background in memory on each target system.

If any PST files discovered are not attached to an Outlook profile, an owner for each file will be determined automatically by analysing the file and data within it.

Processing PST Files

Files are processed directly from their original location, even if they are open in Outlook.  The single‑stage migration process in PST Enterprise means files are not copied to a central server first, so network traffic is kept to a minimum.

Data within PST files can be migrated into live or archive mailboxes in Exchange or Office 365, or into a third‑party archive solution.  PST files can also be copied or moved to a selected location.

Original folder structures within PST files are maintained during data migration, minimizing the impact on end users.

PST migration and copy operations can be limited to process only data that falls within specified date ranges, allowing administrators to manage the amount of historical data transferred from each file in line with their data retention policy.  Data that falls out of range can be permanently deleted if needed.

Once migration has completed, PST files can be disconnected from Outlook, and can also be compacted or deleted if required.

Managing the Operation

Deployments can scale right up to enterprise level, making the solution suitable for the largest organisations. The management console provides full control over all activities, and a detailed audit trail supports compliance initiatives.

PST Enterprise allows you to configure at a client or global level

Built‑in rate controls, scheduling options and threshold settings allow administrators to manage the load on their networks, minimising the impact on on-going operations and end‑user productivity.

The self‑service portal is a configurable option that enables end-users to decide how their own PST files are processed and where they are moved to.

SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE

PST Enterprise has three installable components:

PST Enterprise Server

This coordinates all PST discovery and email migration operations, as well as driving the two web interfaces and maintaining a SQL database which provides a full audit trail of all activities.

PST Enterprise Agent Server

An optional component that moves or copies existing PST files if required

PST Enterprise Client

This runs in memory on each target system (laptop, desktop or server). It locates individual PST files and processes them according to pre-defined policies. Operation of the Client is normally invisible to end users.
PST Enterprise Server provides two web interfaces:

PST Enterprise Management Console

This is the IT administration interface for the entire product. This provides a complete overview of operations and is used by IT administrators to create PST policies, manage the migration process and resolve error situations.

PST Enterprise Self Service

An optional component that allows end users to view the PST files discovered on their system and to decide which policy to apply to each file

 


SUPPORTED ENVIRONMENTS

PST Enterprise Server

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or later
Microsoft IIS Version 7 or later
SQL Server 2008 or later

PST Enterprise Agent Server

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or later
Microsoft Outlook 2003 or later (32 bit)

PST Enterprise Host Client

Microsoft Windows XP or later
Microsoft Outlook 2003 or later

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