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Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz

MailStore Implemented at CAC GmbH

MailStore Server Case Study

Case Study CAC GmbHThe foundations of Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH (CAC) were laid back in 1811. The craftsman Johann Samuel Schwalbe founded a machine manufacture in Chemnitz (Saxony) from which the famous ‘Germania’ engineering works emerged

From 1964 onwards, chemical plants were designed, constructed, delivered, and commissioned for various markets at home and abroad. Anlagenbau Chemnitz developed into a specialized company for engineering and construction of chemical plants on an international scale.

In 1990, following the social and economic changes after the reunification of Germany, the company was taken over by the Lurgi Group in Frankfurt-am-Main, a traditional engineering company which operated worldwide. Over the following 15 years, many major projects were completed independently and in cooperation with Lurgi.

Since 1 April 2004, when the company was re-established within the framework of a management buyout (MBO), it has been operating in the traditional business segments again. The company looks back on a tradition of more than 50 years on the international market. Its more than 250 engineers in Chemnitz – more than 500 worldwide – are continuing the successful history of the enterprise.


Test Phase

Project leader Frank Pölitz, Leiter IT-Service
  • Fulfill legal compliance requirements
  • Reduce the workload of the email server
Length of the test phase Six months
Decision Key arguments in favor of implementing MailStore Server as the email archiving solution:

  • “In a market comparison, this is the easiest solution to implement with the least amount of time and costs required for configuration and maintenance.”
  • “Simple, perfectly suited tool without any frills or gimmicks.”
  • “Solid value proposition.”

Live Use

Implementation date Beginning of 2013
Number of licensed users 300 (as of: February 2016)
IT infrastructure in use
  • XEN Server virtualization
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Exchange 2007
  • Outlook 2007
Evaluation of the initial installation times and costs “The initial MailStore Server installation and setup took very little time.”
User administration “The users were automatically added to MailStore Server via a link-up to the Active Directory.”
Archiving method “We run MailStore Server on two separate servers. Auditcompliant email archiving takes place on one of the servers using Exchange journals. The other server is used for archiving emails that are over a year old. Whoever owns each mailbox has full access to the latter archive.”
Evaluation of live operation “We have been archiving our emails with MailStore Server since the beginning of 2013. Next to the simple installation and configuration as well as prompt and expert support, the fact that the software conforms with the regulations regarding legally compliant email archiving was one of the key selling points. Its very stable performance to date has helped keep maintenance costs low.”
End user access
  • MailStore Outlook Add-In
  • MailStore Web Access
  • MailStore Client
Evaluation of the documentation “Whenever the technical documentation was required, the
necessary information was easy to find.”
Evaluation of the solution stability “MailStore Server is very stable in operation while delivering very satisfactory performance.”
Evaluation of ongoing maintenance costs “The software sets itself apart with low maintenance effort for the administrator.

Overall Assessment

“After comparisons with email archiving solutions by Symantec and H&S, we opted to go with MailStore Server. In addition to the simplicity and performance stability, another crucial factor was that MailStore Server offered the best value compared to other products on the market. MailStore Server is a simple but perfectly satisfactory email archiving tool without any frills or gimmicks. It reduces the IT administrator’s workload and includes everything we expect from this type of software. End users can also implement it without any problems. In addition to reducing the load on the email server, we have achieved our most important objective of legally compliant email archiving thanks to MailStore Server. Whenever we needed any technical support in spite of the solution’s stability, we received prompt and expert support. MailStore Server is perfectly suited to the requirements of a company of our size and we would definitely recommend it to others.

About MailStore Server

MailStore Server BoxBusinesses can benefit from the legal, technical, and financial advantages of modern, secure email archiving with MailStore Server. The software creates 1:1 copies of all emails in a central email archive to ensure the security and availability of any amount of data for years to come.

Users can still access their email using Microsoft Outlook, MailStore Web Access, or mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones, and search through them at breathtaking speed. MailStore Server combines powerful technology with low cost and user friendliness. Over 60,000 companies of all sizes across all sectors currently use MailStore Server for email archiving.

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