Sonian Archiving

COMPANY: Sonian

Sonian Archive is an adaptable solution that supports a wide variety of email platforms, including Microsoft Exchange (Office 365 and on premises), IBM email platforms (cloud and on premises), Rackspace Hosted Email, Google Apps / Gmail and many others.

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Sonian Archiving Review

Review date: February 15th 2019

Snapshot: Sonian offers email archiving, with fast and accurate search and analytics.

Who are Sonian?

Sonian offer cloud archiving as their core service. In 2017, they were bought by Barracuda. Their platform stores all inbound, outbound and internal emails, with attachments in a cloud archive. Emails within the archive can be quickly searched an exported for legal compliance. The platform also offers logs and analytics to help prevent data. The core focus of this platform is securing electronic communications and using this to generate insights and data. Sonian is not sold directly and can only be bought through MPS or resellers.

For: Organizations looking to archive email with fast and accurate search and a range of insights from communication data.

Not For: Small businesses looking for email archiving alongside email security, or encryption.

Sonian Archiving Features:

  • Secure archive is easy to search with all inbound, outbound and file attachments archived
  • Unlimited cloud storage options for scalable archiving
  • Searching the archive is quick, with tagging options to help find communications easily
  • Dependable service, with 99.99% up time and 99.99999% data durability and availability
  • Easy to use service with rapid deployment and unlimited concurrent searches, making it a good option for MSPs and Resellers
  • Full legal compliance offered with audits and reports
  • Range of Insights from email communications such as showing when sensitive data is being sent/received from email
  • Insights can help to improve the overall security of a business, and enforce human resources policies around email communication

Expert Insight:

As you’d expect from one of the only vendors offering only cloud Archiving, Sonian’s platform is an ideal solution for businesses looking for archiving. The platform offers a reliable and secure archive, which is quick to search, and offers tagging to help find and export data for legal reasons easily. It’s easy to manage and deploy, which makes it a good choice for most organisations, as well as MSPs and Resellers. The service archives all email communications an and attachments, with reports and audits, meaning this platform offers full legal compliance.

Sonian also offers ‘Insights’ which are generated from the email archive. This useful tool can show trends from email communications, which can help to highlight email security concerns, such as when sensitive information is being sent via email or can be used to help enforce policies such as stopping unprofessional/inappropriate use of email. End users can access their own archive, but not by default, and accessing archives on mobile may be difficult for some users. Sonian was acquired by Barracuda in 2017, which may suggest some changes coming to the platform leading to some uncertainty about the future of the platform. As it stands currently however, Sonian is a strong solution for companies looking for an email archiving solution.

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Sonian Vendor Overview

Sonian is a public cloud information archiving company, providing a service that is easy, flexible, actionable and reliable for OEM partners and their end customers. Sonian allows companies to preserve, analyze and access their electronic communications for legal, regulatory and continuity purposes while gaining organizational insights.

Website https://www.sonian.com/
Employees on LinkedIn 31
Glassdoor Rating (12 reviews)
Founded 2007
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Headquarters Waltham, MA, US
Support Team Location(s) US & UK

Sonian Archiving Service Overview

Support page https://support.sonian.com/hc/en-us
Support videos http://vimeo.com/user1225594/videos
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Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Feature Description
Search time
Availability 99.99%
Data Storage

Feature Description
Data Storage Location The Sonian partner is able to define where the emails are stored, e.g. a US partner could define the storage as being on Amazon Web Services in the US while an Australian partner may select AWS in Australia
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