Miami-Dade Aviation Chooses Mimosa Next-Generation Archive to Expedite Email Discovery and Optimize Storage Management

Operator of One of the Busiest Airports in the World Standardizes on Mimosa NearPoint to Enable End-User Search, Retrieval and Retention of Vital Email and Business Records.

Santa Clara, CA, January 22, 2009 --( Mimosa Systems, a leader in next-generation email and file archiving solutions, today announced that Miami-Dade Aviation Department, operator of Miami International Airport (MIA), has selected Mimosa NearPointTM next-generation content archiving solution to securely and efficiently protect its vital email information for simplified discovery, retrieval and retention.

Among one of the busiest airports in the world, Miami International Airport is served by eighty airlines, which provide service to 150 destinations around the globe. Ranked in 2007 among U.S. airports No. 1 in international freight and No. 3 in international passengers, the airport supports travel needs for an average of over 648,000 passengers a week. To support this very active airport, Miami-Dade Aviation uses email communication for many of its critical business processes, resulting in staggering data growth and management complexity for its IT staff.

To help control rapid information growth, Miami-Dade Aviation was constraining its email users with strict mailbox size quotas. As a result, many users were storing data in PST files – personal email folders that store email data on an individual’s computer. Yet, PST files can be difficult to access, search and store, since they reside locally on individual machines, which can also pose an information security risk. Even worse, if a PST file becomes too large it can become easily corrupted causing significant data loss. Miami-Date Aviation initiated a selection process to identify a comprehensive email archiving solution that would reduce server storage requirements, remove mailbox size quotas and eliminate PST files while allowing for fast and easy recovery Miami-Dade Aviation selected Mimosa NearPoint with its PST Archiving Option and out of the box ‘one-click’ disaster recovery.

“Mimosa NearPoint will simplify the storage management of our Exchange servers because it puts more control into the hands of our end-users,” said Cesar Lopez, network manager, Information Systems Division, Miami-Dade Aviation. “Now our users will have greater access, search and recovery of their data, when they want it, without calling IT first. It also doesn’t require the installation of any agents on the client machines, which reduces network management, interoperability, I/O and memory considerations. It is exactly the comprehensive solution we were looking for.”

Top advantages of the Mimosa NearPoint solution for Miami-Dade Aviation include:
• PST Archiving: Using NearPoint, Miami-Dade Aviation administrators set policies that allow mailboxes on Exchange Servers to be extended to the NearPoint server using parameters such as message size, age, and mailbox quota. For managing offline email contained in PST files, the NearPoint PST Archiving Option crawls and uploads PST files to the NearPoint archive, where they are centrally managed and searched for email discovery. PST files can be automatically deleted after they are uploaded to the archive or remain as files managed by NearPoint.
• Automated Exchange Storage Management: Mimosa NearPoint significantly reduces storage requirements by moving attachments, based on policies of age and size, to the NearPoint server. The NearPoint Mailbox Extension feature allows Miami-Dade Aviation to define policies that stub attachments in Exchange while still giving users seamless access to the email.
• Simple ‘One-Click’ Recovery: Mimosa NearPoint gives Miami-Dade Aviation continuous protection of all its Exchange information. NearPoint preserves all Exchange information and allows users to restore individual messages themselves via Outlook. In addition, NearPoint allows administrators to restore complete mailboxes and databases with a simple ‘one-click’ operation.

“For organizations in the fast-moving aviation industry, Mimosa NearPoint offers significant benefits for administrators and end users alike,” said T.M. Ravi, CEO, Mimosa Systems. “By ensuring complete data capture, optimizing storage requirements and enabling self-service search and ‘one-click’ recovery, NearPoint is the most comprehensive unified archiving solution available so transportation organizations can keep email moving as efficiently as their business.”

About Mimosa NearPoint
Mimosa NearPoint addresses critical customer requirements around email archiving, eDiscovery, regulatory compliance, business continuity, and storage optimization in a unified solution. Mimosa NearPoint provides legal search workflow, employee supervision, immediate mailbox and message recovery, disaster recovery, email, instant message and file archiving, and self-service search and access in one solution. By leveraging cost-effective storage and advanced classification rules, NearPoint also optimizes content storage and reduces overall infrastructure costs.

About Mimosa
Mimosa Systems, Inc. delivers next-generation email and file archiving solutions for information immediacy, discovery, and continuity. Mimosa NearPoint is the industry’s most comprehensive unstructured information management software solution for email, files, and instant messages, enabling archiving, eDiscovery, storage management, and recovery in a unified solution. Mimosa is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, recognized for its competencies in networking infrastructure solutions, ISV/software solutions, and advanced infrastructure solutions. Mimosa was founded in 2003 and is based in Santa Clara, California, with offices in Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, China, Australia, and India. For more information, visit

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