Fifteen years ago, email connectivity outside of virtual private networks was limited. Since then, the messaging marketplace has seen an explosion in technology that has resulted in an ever-growing number of mobile devices and cloud computing solutions from which to access email, as well as an unprecedented level of security measures required of a shrinking number of IT administrators to maintain control of their networks. Quest Software released the first version of MessageStats® in 2001 to help address critical business needs driven by the evolution of messaging, and, today, celebrates 10 years of innovation in email reporting and analysis.
• With the continually increasing consumption of mobile devices and cloud computing solutions, enterprise IT departments can quickly lose control of their corporate networks. Coupled with reduced budgets, IT administrators are often tasked to do more with less – keeping networks secure and performing optimally with fewer resources and less budget.
• MessageStats provides a single solution to reduce the complexity of email reporting and analysis across legacy and newly implemented platforms. From a single interface for Microsoft Exchange, OCS, Lync Server 2010, Microsoft Online (BPOS and Office 365), OWA, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Sendmail/Postfix, and Quest Archive Manager, thousands of organizations use MessageStats daily to get essential insight about these environments. This knowledge helps them to boost operational efficiency, maintain top messaging performance, defend Service Level Agreements, simplify migrations, and meet compliance demands.
• MessageStats provides detailed insight into the entire messaging system. It provides an inventory of the current environment and helps administrators track and forecast server growth so they can plan effectively for storage acquisitions and upgrades. MessageStats can track email quotas, message sizes, public folders, distribution lists, contacts, and mailbox configuration and use. MessageStats even helps administrators optimize the environment by identifying unused accounts, mailboxes, and servers, as well as underused stores, devices, and storage.
o Armed with these capabilities, IT administrators can view, analyze and control data wherever it is, to gain a better understanding of data consumption levels and quickly identify any patterns or reports that indicate a potential issue with network performance or security.
o The ability to use MessageStats to automate these tasks means IT spends less time creating reports, and more time ensuring the corporate network is secure and performing at an optimal level.
• MessageStats has a rich history that aligns with Microsoft developments over the course of the last 10 years. Quest TV takes a look at the innovation, robust history and bright future of MessageStats via a three-part video series:
o “Evolution of the Messaging Marketplace – A Look Back”
o “Migrating to New Technologies – The Benefits of MessageStats”
o “Managing the Messaging Environment – A Real World View”
Nick Nikols, vice president and general manager, Windows Business Unit, Quest Software
“The continued innovation of MessageStats over the past decade has met the needs of more than 17 million users who needed help completing a wide variety of projects – everything from assessing the need to support a mobile device platform, to analyzing the impact and size of assets to be migrated to a new messaging platform. At Quest, we are proud to have been the source of this help for 10 years, and we plan to continue innovating to meet the messaging challenges of the future.”
Ulf Trolle, service area manager for Unified Communications Projects, Logica
“MessageStats provides the reports we need from a single interface, which saves us a great deal of time. We can even have reports generated automatically. Our operations staff has found MessageStats very easy to use. It is very easy to generate any new report that we need.”
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