The Linux Box Goes Live With Community Edition of its Innovative Email Archiving, Retrieval and Reporting Software System

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 15, 2010 -- The Linux Box Corporation's first commercial software product, an advanced email archiving, retrieval and reporting system, has gone live in a community edition and is available for free download at

Enkive™ Community Edition (Enkive CE) is an innovative and comprehensive open source solution. It helps organizations of all sizes address the problem of e-mail retention for business intelligence and legal and regulatory compliance. Enkive empowers organizations to easily store email while retaining control over their email system, IT infrastructure, information and processes.

What Are Your Obligations to Retain Email and Other Electronic Content?

Osterman Research, Inc. recently released a whitepaper regarding regulatory requirements for archiving e-mail and other electronic content.  The Linux Box has developed Enkive to help businesses and organizations meet these requirements.  You can download the full whitepaper here.

Open Source Databases Have Come of Age

Linux Box CTO Matt Benjamin wrote the following article for Linux Insider:

When the Internet and World Wide Web finally went mainstream in the mid-1990s, new Unix-like operating systems running on PCs went mainstream too.

Developers working on these systems had access to a wide range of development tools, but these platforms didn't initially offer anything like the mature, SQL-based and 4GL-based database frameworks common on traditional platforms of the time; commercial database vendors were in no hurry to remedy this situation. Ironically, several commercial RDBMS products were originally based on open source code developed by Michael Stonebraker's Ingres project at Berkeley.

Open Source Email Archiving

September 07, 2010

From Dr. Dobbs:


"[The Linux Box] says that its software addresses issues of regulatory compliance and also offers some litigation support. As well as reducing storage costs by eliminating redundant messages, it also has an advanced search option that searches attachments too."



The Linux Box Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Open Source Software Consultancy Recognized for High Level of Quality Management Practices

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 26, 2010 – Demonstrating the highest standard of accountability and customer service principles, The Linux Box, a software development company specializing in open source technology, has earned ISO 9001:2008 certification.

Linux Box and Enkive in eWEEK again

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 --

The Linux Box and the Enkive email archiver are mentioned in the following eWEEK story "Data Storage: 17 Promising Storage Companies Flying Under the Radar":

Instead of producing a one-size-fits-all e-mail archive, as offered by the usual-suspect international vendors, The Linux Box's Enkive e-mail archive allows IT managers to tailor their long-term e-mail storage to fit a company's specific requirements.

See slide 8.


In the news: Enkive in eWEEK

Friday, May 28, 2010

Chris Preimesberger wrote about Enkive in his Storage Station blog for eWEEK magazine:
Instead of producing a one-size-fits-all email archive, as offered by the usual-suspect international vendors, Linux Box's Enkive email archive allows IT managers to tailor-make their long-term email storage to fit the company's specific requirements.

TechRepublic: Who said Linux couldn't make you money?

Monday, May 24, 2010 --

Jack Wallen writes:

Many times I have considered this very thing: Open a consultancy that focused primarily on Linux and open source. I knew there had to be a way to make it work. Many scoffed and said it couldn’t be done, that open source wouldn’t sell. Of course now that I’ve been working with a consultancy firm I see how easy it is to make money supporting Windows (it breaks ALL the time!). Linux, on the other hand, is a hard sell to those who make money babysitting operating systems.

But someone has done it, and done it well. That someone? The Linux Box.

Enkive mentioned in Dr. Dobb's

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 --

From Dr. Dobb's Journal:

The Linux Box launched the Enkive open source email archiving and retrieval solution at the AIIM International Exposition + Conference in Philadelphia this week.

Email is an important aspect of corporate communication and increasingly is treated as an aspect of records management, thus archiving has emerged as a significant evolutionary step in the email management life cycle.

Link to story

New Email Archiving System Provides IT and Compliance Managers with Simplified Retention and Retrieval of Company Email

System Slashes the Email Recovery/Discovery Process from Days to Minutes; Provides Significant Storage Cost Savings

PHILADELPHIA, April 20, 2010 – A new email archiving software system that enables companies to better handle regulatory compliance and storage issues has been launched by The Linux Box Corporation.

Called Enkive™, the open source email archiving and retrieval software empowers organizations to easily store email while retaining control over their IT infrastructure, information and processes. It was unveiled here at the AIIM International Exposition + Conference.

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