Micro Focus Retain Only Challenger in Gartner Magic Quadrant

Watch out world! Micro Focus Retain is making waves!

Gartner has positioned Micro Focus (GWAVA) Retain as the sole Challenger in the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving. Retain Unified Archiving’s Magic Quadrant positioning has improved in each of the last years, and one of only a few vendors remaining in this Magic Quadrant since 2009.

Gartner states, “Enterprise Information Archiving (EIA) solutions traditionally were implemented by highly regulated environments, such as financial services and healthcare, but this has changed as organizations of all sizes and in all industries are starting to retain and manage email and other unstructured data for compliance, risk, governance and cost optimization.”

Gartner goes on to say, “Retain includes highly rated litigation support tools for e-discovery in Retain, at no additional cost. Furthermore Retain Cloud brings new options to highly regulated industries and for data sovereignty requirements.

Click here to learn more about the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving and receive a PDF of the report.

About Retain

Retain is a multi platform software solution that provides unified archiving for email, social media posts, and mobile device communication data. Deployed on-premises or in the cloud, Retain focuses on email archiving, with native support for Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Gmail, Micro Focus GroupWise, and Lotus Domino, but also supports archiving of all electronic business communication, including data created on mobile devices and social media. For mobile devices, Retain archives Android, BlackBerry, and iOS, including SMS/text messages, BBM Messages, BBM Enterprise, phone call logs, and PIN Messages. For social media, Retain archives Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, Periscope, Pinterest, Flicker, Vimeo and YouTube. Built-in litigation support tools for performing e-discovery are also included at no additional cost. Retain provides multiple ways to access the archive, including through Retain’s Web Access Archive Viewer and the Retain Archive App. Retain also offers connectors to SharePoint and other enterprise content management systems, as well as EFFS solutions such as OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, and others.

What Technology Analysts are Saying about Retain

In the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant, analysts reported that, “Customers repeatedly mention their happiness with the (Retain) pricing structure and overall sales and support experience.”

In the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant they stated, “Retain allows for easy search and eDiscovery across multiple outside data sources not held within the archive repository. Retain’s administrative and compliance interface is easy to use for both administrators and compliance personnel and Retains ability to handle almost any messaging data type allows for a centralized messaging data compliance experience.” Gartner went on to say, “GWAVA is one of the few vendors that offers native Gmail archiving support. Retain has the ability to search and take action on outside data sources and to conduct eDiscovery activities across any connected dataset.”

Here are a few more things being said by other Enterprise Information Archiving analysts.


Retain is named a “Trail Blazer” by the Radicati Group. “Retain’s administrative and compliance interface is easy to use for administrators, human resources, legal, auditor, compliance personnel & other named users.”
Radicati 2016 Information Archiving Market Quadrant

Markets & Markets

Retain named a “Key Innovator” by Markets and Markets. “Retain is a challenger to bigger, legacy archives such as Google Vault & HP”
Markets and Markets, 2016 Global Enterprise Information Archiving Market report

InfoTech Research Group

Info-Tech Research Group awards Retain the Best Overall Value Award According to John Sloan, Research Director at Info-Tech, “GWAVA is the most complete product at its price point”. Mr. Sloan further states “Retain provides a wide set of tools that protect information as well as extending discovery to social media, search and mobile devices.”  Sloan goes on to say, “GWAVA has the best value for highly regulated enterprises through the best practices information for financial and healthcare.”
Info-Tech Group 2015 Vendor Landscape for Content and Email Archiving

Now that you’ve heard what everyone is saying about us you should try it out for yourself. Go on, Kick those tires!

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Source: Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving, Alan Dayley, Garth Landers, Anthony Kros, 5 December 2016.

Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving 2015

Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving 2014

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