Sonasoft Announces Industry Leading SonaPack For Microsoft Customers

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New suite of customizable and integrated Replication, Archiving, Migration and Backup Offering for SMBs

San Jose, California – November 9, 2009 – Sonasoft Inc., an emerging leading provider of fully integrated and automated solutions for archiving, disaster recovery, and data backup/recovery solutions for the SMB market, is pleased to announce SonaPack, the industry’s first, fully integrated Replication, Archiving, Migration and Backup Offering. This comprehensive suite harnesses the state-of-the-art features and functionality, unmatched from a single solutions provider. SMBs gain tremendous advantage by leveraging the integrated architecture of the Sonasoft SonaPack solution to capitalize on its powerful features, full-featured functionality, and scalability. Effective immediately and available through December 31, 2009, the bundled price for this unique solution is $7,777 for up to 250 mailboxes.

Sonasoft is always looking for new ways to help users utilize the full potential of their replication, archiving, migrating and backup solution, commented Andy Khanna, President and CEO, Sonasoft. With the new SonaPack bundled offering, Sonasoft has carefully selected an integrated product suite that is unique to the industry which provides the full functionally and flexibility demanded by our customers.

The SonaPack bundled offering consists of elements from both its SonaExchange and SonaVault product offering.

SonaExchange – Replication, migration and backup delivers unparalleled levels of backup / recovery and replication by incorporating flexible, state-of-the-art technology. This provides SMBs the ability to be up and running quickly in case of system failure or total disaster. SonaExchange delivers total protection of data ensuring mission-critical information is accessible at all times. Sonasoft’s patent-pending solution enables the rapid recovery of emails at the point-of-failure without losing a single email, calendar, contact and other important information.

Key features of SonaExchange include:

1. Backup and Recovery of Exchange Information Stores
With information store protection SonaExchange Protector can recover Exchange Server to a point-in-time or point-of-failure without loss of emails.

2. Email Recovery
SonaExchange Protector takes a pro-active role by performing the backup at the mailbox level and stores emails in Outlook PST format. When needed, single or multiple emails, contacts, calendar or any message item can be recovered with a simple and powerful SonaExchange Web Console. As the messages are stored in PST format, backup file can be opened with Outlook, providing an additional option to search and retrieve required emails.

3. Primary Exchange Server Replication
Sonasoft’s patent-pending, unique and extremely powerful technology provides replication of the Exchange Server at the mailbox level. SonaExchange Replicator, unlike competitive offerings keeps the Standby Exchange Server online and does not transfer physical corruptions. This is the result of replication taking place at the mailbox level by restoring emails to the Standby Exchange Server. Primary Exchange Server replication is an inherent, hardware agnostic, SonaExchange capability to seamlessly switch to a Standby Exchange Server, without loss of data protection capabilities.

4. Exchange Server Migration
SonaExchange Migrator replicates mailboxes from Primary Exchange Server to a new Exchange Server running a higher version of Exchange than the Primary Exchange. During the replication process, users still access the Primary Exchange Server. Once the replication is completed; fail-over can be initiated. This repoints all users to the mailboxes on the new migrated server. At that point, all emails can be sent and received through the new server.

SonaVault Archiving and protection delivers a new generation of email archiving solutions. SonaVault is a stand-alone, software based, powerful and comprehensive email archiving solution for Microsoft Exchange Server 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010. It enables organizations to archive, search and retrieve emails to achieve regulatory compliance and operational excellence.

Key features of SonaVault include:

1. Storage Management
SonaVault for Email Archiving delivers a fully integrated portfolio of features and tools to lighten a data encumbered Exchange server. The resultant effect is an improved efficiency, performance, and better storage management solution.

SonaVault uses stub technology without any client side component installation to reduce the size of the Exchange Server. In this process, message contents including attachments are removed from the email and a pointer, namely stub is created in the email body which has a small footprint compared to the actual message size. This is transparent to the end-users who access emails through Outlook in the usual fashion. Stubbed emails when replied or forwarded, retrieve contents from the SonaVault Store instead of the Exchange Server, seamlessly to the end-user.

2. Continuous Email Archiving
When used in conjunction with Sonasoft’s Exchange Replication product, Continuous Email Archiving can be achieved without the loss of emails even after the Primary Exchange Server switches over to the Standby Exchange Server. This is due to the fact that the Standby Exchange Server is always online with a pre-configured archiving agent which will start archiving as soon as it assumes the primary active role.

3. Secure and Guaranteed Archiving
The SonaVault solution employs reliable safeguards including encryption to ensure that the email is tamper-proof without the possibility of being altered. SonaVault uses Microsoft’s Journaling mechanism to extract and archive messages. This ensures that every message which goes out and enters an Exchange Server is archived even if the message is deleted by the user from his or her mailbox.

4. Regulatory Compliance Requirements
SonaVault for Email Archiving solution helps meet a wide variety of regulatory compliance requirements such as Sarbanes Oxley, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), SEC requirements and many more worldwide governmental regulations.

Please visit www.Sonasoft.com to learn more about these products or to take advantage of this limited, price reduced program.

About Sonasoft

Sonasoft, Inc. revolutionized the Disk to Disk backup and recovery process for MS Exchange MS SQL & Windows File Systems with its groundbreaking Point-Click Recovery solutions. Designed to simplify, automate, and eliminate human error in the backup and recovery process, Sonasoft solutions also centralize the management of multiple servers and provide a cost-effective turnkey disaster recovery strategy for companies of all sizes. Founded in 2003, the company is headquartered in San Jose, CA. For more information, please visit www.sonasoft.com.