17 May 2006

Ontrack Data Recovery empowers Exchange experts to manage mailboxes

~ upgraded version of mailbox recovery tool PowerControls contains unique content analysis for multiple data stores ~

Ontrack Data Recovery has launched PowerControls 4.1, the newest version of its widely used mailbox recovery tool. This upgraded version helps Microsoft Exchange administrators save time and deliver better recovery performance with powerful new content analysis functionality, message viewing capabilities, and expanded backup format support.

With email searching on the rise, the new options in PowerControls broaden its function to allow administrators more robust email management. PowerControls 4.1’s content analysis enables the user to perform complex operations on combinations of data sources rather than performing the operations one at a time. Administrators can use the content analysis tool to work offline from their production server, minimising the time needed to filter specific messages.

PowerControls, which earned “Verified for Microsoft Windows XP” status through independent testing, is used by IT professionals to quickly and easily search, copy and restore message-level or individual mailbox items from any previous full backup, un-mounted databases (.edb) and Information Store files. Requiring no changes to the existing Exchange server or backup architecture, PowerControls slashes restore time, eliminates brick-level back-ups, minimises the time it takes to locate all emails matching specific criteria using advanced searching capabilities, and eliminates the need for an Exchange recovery server.

To date, PowerControls has been licensed on an estimated five million mailboxes across the globe in major industries including government, education, finance, high tech and health care.

In today’s highly regulated environment, businesses have no shortage of reasons to search through their old email,” said Phil Bridge, business development manager, Ontrack Data Recovery. “Whether they need to produce old messages for regulatory compliance, archive legacy email, or assist with a business project, companies typically have a lot of old mail to manage, and most often that mail is stored in several different places. The ability to analyse large amounts of content quickly is imperative to an effective and efficient retrieval of information.”