OIT to roll out new email archiving and anti-spam services

OIT will soon offer NC State faculty and staff new email archiving and anti-spam services. Both Google hosted Postini products, these services will allow the university to help employees comply with legal requirements such as public records and e-discovery requests, and help guard against cyber threats.

Once implemented late this spring, the new archiving service will automatically save a copy of all newly sent and received messages in OIT’s enterprise email systems, WolfWise and Unity. Customers will be able to access their own Web-based, unlimited email archive to search and recover these messages for a 10-year period, even if they are deleted from their mailbox. In addition, OIT is consulting with campus IT staff to explore whether this new, unlimited archive service might augment our existing mail storage options and help customers easily recover deleted messages. The new anti-spam service will also help protect customers of both the WolfWise and Unity e-mail systems from cyber threats including phishing attempts and viruses.

Look for more information in next month’s OIT News. For additional details and to follow the implementation team’s progress, visit OIT’s Postini project Web site.