LiveOffice Offers 'Sale' on E-Mail Compliance Package

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2006-12-01 Print this article Print

For the month of December, the company offers a discount per e-mail account on a special package that aids companies in organizing, storing and retrieving e-mail and IM messages.

Message archiving and compliance provider LiveOffice revealed Dec. 1 that it will offer what is in effect "sale pricing" through Dec. 29 for its e-mail compliance package to organizations preparing for the new amendments to the FRCP (Federal Rules of Civil Procedure), which go into effect Dec. 1.

The new amendments apply to any organization—commercial or nonprofit—that has the potential to be involved in litigation in the U.S. Federal Court System.

They require that companies be prepared for electronic discovery requests by knowing where their electronic message data is stored and ensuring that an effective method in place for retrieving it.

LiveOffice, based in Torrance, Calif., makes archiving and discovery software—and also operates a Web-based managed service—that aggregates all inbound, outbound, internal messages and attachments from an organization's e-mail or IM systems into a searchable database.

LiveOffice's flagship mailbox management and business continuity product, AdvisorMail, is aimed at the financial services market.

The system's e-discovery capabilities help companies comply with SEC, NASD, NYSE, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm-Leach-Bliley and FRCP requirements related to the proper handling of e-mail or IM (AOL, Yahoo, MSN and Bloomberg) communications. It is a scalable solution that can be deployed in companies with one e-mail account or implemented enterprise-wide, a company spokesperson said.

Pricing for LiveOffice's archiving and discovery software service starts at $8 per e-mail account per month and includes unlimited storage capacity.

The special pricing is available from now until Dec. 29, the spokesperson said, and will remain the cost for the length of the contract.

Click here to read more about the new federal data rules.

After Dec. 29, the pricing reverts to $10 per e-mail account per month. There is a setup charge to be determined, depending upon each company's email configuration, the spokesperson said.

When it comes to deploying an effective message archiving system and plan, two of the biggest issues that companies face are mailbox management and business continuity, said Michael Osterman, principal of Osterman Research in Black Diamond, Wash.

"The good news is that leading archiving vendors such as LiveOffice are tailoring their product enhancement roadmaps to meet these challenges and working together with companies to make sure their message management needs are met in all areas," Osterman told eWEEK.

Specific features, as listed by the company, include:


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