The inevitable extinction of PSTs

Supplied by Symantec on Wednesday, 01 May, 2013

Microsoft Exchange administrators are responsible for the integrity, security and availability of an organisation’s email platform. Some of the most common threats to mailboxes are viruses, spam and hardware failures, but there is another, often overlooked culprit - PST files. Allowing users to retain email messages in PST files may be the most harmful threat to Microsoft Exchange Server mailbox data.

Personal Storage Tables (PSTs) are file formats that Microsoft Outlook users can leverage to store calendar items, email messages and other data outside of their mailboxes to circumvent quotas and free up storage space on mail servers. PSTs are usually distributed throughout an organisation on local desktop computers or file servers and often contain a significant amount of valuable company information that may not reside anywhere else.

This white paper discusses the problems that PSTs cause as well as a systematic approach for eliminating them. Download now. 

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