Product Comparison

Microsoft Exchange Online Archiving vs Cryoserver

Common Comparisons

Overall Score
Features
Ease of Use for Administrators
Ease of Use for End Users
Support
Value for Money
Customer Satisfaction

Summary

Review date: September 29th 2018

Snapshot: Email archive which offers full compliance and eDiscovery solutions.

What is Microsoft Exchange Online Archiving?

Microsoft odder a cloud-based archiving solution for businesses that works within on-premise Exchange and Office 365. It aims to help businesses solve archiving, compliance and eDiscovery challenges. This platform offers archiving within businesses existing Outlook applications, meaning that deployment and management is very easy, with no third party vendor or new software necessary to archive email communications.

For: Small and mid-sized businesses looking for the easiest, basic archiving option with no third party platform.

Not For: Organizations such as financial institutions who need more advanced archiving, with quick searching and exporting of data with a dedicated third party archiving platform.

Microsoft Archiving Features:

  • Secure and reliable archive which has 99.9% update and stores all email correspondence in one secure location
  • Works directly within existing Microsoft email client and so is easy to use
  • End users can view their own email archives, without being able to edit or delete emails
  • Integrated management interface with eDisovery features that allow you to manage data across an organization
  • Easy to use platform with automatic patching and mobile support within Outlook app
  • Cost-effective service with built in auditing and scalable data storage options
  • Custom retention tags and retention policies available for choosing what to be archived

Expert Insight:

Microsoft offer a email archiving solution for small and mid-sized companies in sectors in which archiving is important but does not need to be an advanced platform. Microsoft Online Archiving is cheap, easy to deploy and offers a secure and reliable email archive. End users can access their own archived emails, without being able to edit them. Admins get an integrated management dashboard from where they can easily set retention polices and search and export data. Searching the Microsoft Archive is slower than many third party platforms however, and there is no SLA on guaranteed search time.

Larger companies who need more detailed auditing, more granular eDiscovery options or archiving of attachments, should consider a more advanced third party platform. However, if your business is looking for a cheap and easy to use archiving platform for basic archiving, Microsoft Exchange Online Archive is an option to consider.

Overall Score
Features
Ease of Use for Administrators
Ease of Use for End Users
Support
Value for Money
Customer Satisfaction

Summary

Review date: September 29th 2018

Snapshot: Cost effective archiving with ultimate flexibility and scalability.

Who are Cryoserver?

Cyroserver is a cybersecurity vendor for business which specialises in Email Archiving. They offer both and on premise and cloud hosted archiving platform. They store a copy of every email sent or received within an organisation in a secure and searchable archiving platform. Their archiving platform is aimed predominately for small and mid-sized organisations. Their email archiving solution is distributed in over 25 countries globally. They focus on ease of use and management with cost-effective archiving scalability.

For: Small and mid-sized customers looking for an easy to use and deploy archiving solution with compliance.

Not For: Large enterprises such as financial institutions looking for advanced archiving of data.

Cryoserver Features:

  • Easy and fast deployment for either the cloud based or on-premises option
  • Cost effective with relatively cheap pricing
  • Secure and searchable email archiving, which keeps email communications tamperproof for legal compliance
  • Scalable and flexible with pay as you go subscriptions and no storage space limits
  • Automated inbox management with customisable policies for retrieving data
  • Delegated end user access to previous emails
  • All data stored in a data centre appropriate to your industry
  • Good range of admin features including role-based access, email compression, PST import, Single Sign on and auto suggest
  • Auditing and reporting for legal compliance

Expert Insight:

Cryoserver offer a good archiving solution for small and mid-sized customers looking for a low cost archiving solution which is quick to deploy and easy to manage. It offers a good range of features such as role-based access and end user access. The archive secures all emails from being edited or deleted. The platform is ideal for growing businesses, as it’s pay as you go and has no restrictions on the amount of data that can be stored for the cloud based options. This scalability and flexibility is a key benefit of this service.

Cryoserver is not the most advanced archiving solution and does not archive all electronic communications like some competitors. There are also no advertised SLAs on search speeds and service availability. However, this is a set and forget solution that archives email and provides full legal compliance. The platform is cost effective and very scalable platform, meaning this is a good solution for smaller businesses.

Overall Score
Features
Ease of Use for Administrators
Ease of Use for End Users
Support
Value for Money
Customer Satisfaction

Summary

Review date: September 29th 2018

Snapshot: Email archive which offers full compliance and eDiscovery solutions.

What is Microsoft Exchange Online Archiving?

Microsoft odder a cloud-based archiving solution for businesses that works within on-premise Exchange and Office 365. It aims to help businesses solve archiving, compliance and eDiscovery challenges. This platform offers archiving within businesses existing Outlook applications, meaning that deployment and management is very easy, with no third party vendor or new software necessary to archive email communications.

For: Small and mid-sized businesses looking for the easiest, basic archiving option with no third party platform.

Not For: Organizations such as financial institutions who need more advanced archiving, with quick searching and exporting of data with a dedicated third party archiving platform.

Microsoft Archiving Features:

  • Secure and reliable archive which has 99.9% update and stores all email correspondence in one secure location
  • Works directly within existing Microsoft email client and so is easy to use
  • End users can view their own email archives, without being able to edit or delete emails
  • Integrated management interface with eDisovery features that allow you to manage data across an organization
  • Easy to use platform with automatic patching and mobile support within Outlook app
  • Cost-effective service with built in auditing and scalable data storage options
  • Custom retention tags and retention policies available for choosing what to be archived

Expert Insight:

Microsoft offer a email archiving solution for small and mid-sized companies in sectors in which archiving is important but does not need to be an advanced platform. Microsoft Online Archiving is cheap, easy to deploy and offers a secure and reliable email archive. End users can access their own archived emails, without being able to edit them. Admins get an integrated management dashboard from where they can easily set retention polices and search and export data. Searching the Microsoft Archive is slower than many third party platforms however, and there is no SLA on guaranteed search time.

Larger companies who need more detailed auditing, more granular eDiscovery options or archiving of attachments, should consider a more advanced third party platform. However, if your business is looking for a cheap and easy to use archiving platform for basic archiving, Microsoft Exchange Online Archive is an option to consider.

Overall Score
Features
Ease of Use for Administrators
Ease of Use for End Users
Support
Value for Money
Customer Satisfaction

Summary

Review date: September 29th 2018

Snapshot: Cost effective archiving with ultimate flexibility and scalability.

Who are Cryoserver?

Cyroserver is a cybersecurity vendor for business which specialises in Email Archiving. They offer both and on premise and cloud hosted archiving platform. They store a copy of every email sent or received within an organisation in a secure and searchable archiving platform. Their archiving platform is aimed predominately for small and mid-sized organisations. Their email archiving solution is distributed in over 25 countries globally. They focus on ease of use and management with cost-effective archiving scalability.

For: Small and mid-sized customers looking for an easy to use and deploy archiving solution with compliance.

Not For: Large enterprises such as financial institutions looking for advanced archiving of data.

Cryoserver Features:

  • Easy and fast deployment for either the cloud based or on-premises option
  • Cost effective with relatively cheap pricing
  • Secure and searchable email archiving, which keeps email communications tamperproof for legal compliance
  • Scalable and flexible with pay as you go subscriptions and no storage space limits
  • Automated inbox management with customisable policies for retrieving data
  • Delegated end user access to previous emails
  • All data stored in a data centre appropriate to your industry
  • Good range of admin features including role-based access, email compression, PST import, Single Sign on and auto suggest
  • Auditing and reporting for legal compliance

Expert Insight:

Cryoserver offer a good archiving solution for small and mid-sized customers looking for a low cost archiving solution which is quick to deploy and easy to manage. It offers a good range of features such as role-based access and end user access. The archive secures all emails from being edited or deleted. The platform is ideal for growing businesses, as it’s pay as you go and has no restrictions on the amount of data that can be stored for the cloud based options. This scalability and flexibility is a key benefit of this service.

Cryoserver is not the most advanced archiving solution and does not archive all electronic communications like some competitors. There are also no advertised SLAs on search speeds and service availability. However, this is a set and forget solution that archives email and provides full legal compliance. The platform is cost effective and very scalable platform, meaning this is a good solution for smaller businesses.