PST Enterprise Speeds Integration of Merged Companies

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Overview

The customer is a leading Canadian insurance and financial services organization offering multiple products and managing nearly $40 billion worth of assets. They employ over 5,000 workers in North America, across key operational areas, including Property and Casualty Insurance, Life Insurance and Investments.

Profile

  • Fortune 500 Insurances Services Company / 5000 Employees.

Challenges

  • APST file discovery and ingestion from acquired company’s end users into their corporate email system.
  • Process had to be systematic with minimal end user disruption.

Solution

  • Barracuda PST Enterprise

Results

  • Centralized email for new end user base.
  • No end user interruption.

The Customer’s Challenge

The customer acquired another company that had a large number of email accounts on POP3 email systems. This company utilized PST files to support remote users under these POP3 email systems. The customer needed to quickly discover the PST files and ingest the PST data in order to migrate the end users to their corporate email system.

Additionally, they needed to do this systematically, without any end user involvement. With these requirements in mind, they set-out to find a product that could be managed remotely and perform the needed tasks, seamless to the end users.

The Solution

PST Enterprise is easily deployed and configured within a web services environment and can be managed remotely via its web-based management console. The client software runs in memory on target systems – end user desktops / laptops and network files servers – to discover PST files and report on found data without interruption to the end users.

PST Enterprise includes technology to determine and assign the owner to found PST files that are not associated with an existing Outlook profile. This capability was essential because every PST was effectively orphaned as they were all created via the POP3 email systems. The customer now had a mechanism to tie the discovered PST files to the newly created Exchange mailboxes. Further, PST Enterprise provided systematic migration of PST file data to the end user mailboxes.

The Result

The customer utilized PST Enterprise to centralize email for their new end user base without interruption to the end users themselves.

They found the solution to be simple and leveraged its flexibility to adapt the processing to their environment via custom scripts. PST Enterprise is now core to all their email migration projects.

"The tool is the core of our migration process. Because it is SQL-based, it was simple to create custom SQL scripts and extend this very flexible tool to run the batch-type processes we needed."
- Director of IT, F500 Insurance Services Company

About Barracuda

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About Barracuda PST Enterprise

PST Enterprise enables IT administrators to regain control over email data stored by end users in individual PST files and scattered across their organisation. It can eliminate the risks associated with PST files, as well as reducing ongoing costs and supporting IT requirements for Compliance and eDiscovery.

Barracuda PST Enterprise Fast Facts

  • Fully automated and centrally managed operation.
  • Highly scalable and suitable for enterprise-level use.
  • Wide choice of PST processing options.
  • Disconnects and deletes files after migration.
  • Supports Office 365 as well as all recent Exchange versions.
  • Self-service portal allows users to determine processing.