Open Text Ups the Ante with Email Management for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007



    New E-mail Management Capabilities for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
    Help Users To Quickly, Transparently Manage Email, Address Legal and
    Compliance Risks

    Open Text Extends Leadership In ECM Applications for the Latest Microsoft
    Technology

    ARMA 2007, BALTIMORE, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX:
OTC), the largest independent provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
software and solutions, today released its newest email management application
which provides advanced features for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. The
latest version of Livelink ECM - Email Management lets customers more easily
deploy and manage email with Microsoft's newest release of Exchange Server,
providing comprehensive capabilities that can improve information governance
and mitigate the legal and regulatory risks posed by email.
    A key feature of the new release is tight integration with Exchange
Server 2007's managed folders functionality, which lets users organize
messages into customized Microsoft Office Outlook folders for individual
departments, users or functions based on corporate policy requirements. Open
Text's email management application enhances the Exchange Server 2007
environment by enabling organizations to apply their centralized records
management policies through these managed folders transparently. With this
application, each message automatically inherits the centralized record
classification assigned to a folder when users drag and drop emails into that
folder. Based on the classification, the message is assigned an appropriate
retention and disposition lifecycle.
    "For us, user adoption and ease of use, not to mention ease of
deployment, were top considerations when looking at email management
solutions," said Greg Brown, Senior Project Manager, Records Information
Management, Halliburton Legal. "We liked Open Text's solution because users
could still work 100 percent in the Microsoft interface and very little was
required of them to maintain our records policies. Employees get a system that
helps them be productive, while we get a comprehensive system that can
uniformly apply records policies to email in order to meet legal and
regulatory requirements."

    
    Key capabilities of Livelink ECM - Email Management for Exchange
    Server 2007 include:

    -   Industry-leading records management to provide a structured approach
        to determining how long emails are kept, defining and enforcing the
        process by which they are archived, and ensuring their eventual
        destruction.

    -   Automatic or interactive archiving. Emails can be easily dragged and
        dropped in the archive by users or the system can automatically scan
        email folders and apply pre-configured archiving and records
        management rules.

    -   Audit trails to define the history of activities associated with
        emails considered important business records. With a single click,
        users can review details such as when and by whom an email was
        deleted.

    -   Comprehensive search capabilities so that administrators, reviewers
        and auditors can quickly and easily access archived emails. Emails
        are exposed to enterprise search capabilities, so that companies can
        make full use of email in content across the enterprise.

    -   Transparent archiving that lets users access and work with archived
        emails, just as they do with emails on the email server. Archived
        emails can be retrieved with single-click access from the archive and
        users can edit, forward or move emails as needed.

    -   The ability to easily offload email content to more cost-effective
        storage media, so that customers can improve the performance of their
        email systems and reduce storage costs.

    -   Can be deployed quickly and easily without installations on the
        Exchange Server or individual desktops or laptops.
    

    "Few things scare a CIO more than email - it's ubiquitous in the
enterprise, proliferates at a fast pace and is fraught with legal and
compliance risks," said Peter Lipps, Vice President & General Manager,
Enterprise Records Management Business, at Open Text. "We continue to
introduce leading email management applications to give customers an easier
way to bring email under control, manage it consistently alongside other
important records, and minimize the cost and complexity of archiving and
storage."

    Open Text and Microsoft

    Open Text is a leader in delivering ECM applications that extend the
Microsoft platform. Earlier this year, Open Text announced that it was
first-to-market with a fully certified records management solution for
Microsoft Office SharePoint(R) Server
2007(http://www.opentext.com/news/pr.html?id=1835). Open Text is also
delivering solutions that extend Microsoft technologies into vertical markets,
recently announcing solutions for life sciences
(http://www.opentext.com/news/pr.html?id=1840) and law firms
(http://www.opentext.com/news/pr.html?id=1914).
    "Email is a mission critical application, and organizations demand a
highly available and reliable solution", said Diane Prescott, technical
product manager, Exchange Server, Microsoft Corp. "We are pleased that
companies like Open Text are providing solutions that complement the
enhancements delivered in Exchange Server 2007, so that users can maintain
productivity while keeping e-mail under control."
    Open Text is a Gold Certified Partner in the Microsoft Partner Program
and last year was named the 2006 Microsoft Global ISV Partner of the Year. For
more information on the Microsoft and Open Text relationship, go to
http://www.opentext.com/2/strategic-partners/part-strat-microsoft.htm. Open
Text offers a wide range of email management solutions for the full range of
email systems. For more information, go to:
http://www.opentext.com/2/sol-products/sol-pro-email.htm.
    Open Text will be exhibiting at booth No.927 at ARMA International's 52nd
Annual Conference & Expo to be held October 7 - 10 in Baltimore, MD. For more
information about ARMA International's Annual Conference, please visit:
http://www.arma.org/conference/index.cfm.

    About Open Text

    Open Text(TM) is the world's largest independent provider of Enterprise
Content Management software. The Company's solutions manage information for
all types of business, compliance and industry requirements in the world's
largest companies, government agencies and professional service firms. Open
Text supports approximately 46,000 customers and millions of users in 114
countries and 12 languages. For more information about Open Text, visit
www.opentext.com.

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    Copyright (C) 2007 by Open Text Corporation. LIVELINK ECM and OPEN TEXT
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For further information:

For further information: Rich Maganini, Open Text Corporation, (847)
267-9330, x4266, rmaganin@opentext.com; Michele Stevenson, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111, x2594, mstevens@opentext.com; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583, briane@mckenzieworldwide.com


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