GWAVA Announces Reveal 1.5, GroupWise Email Investigation Tool

Reveal is an executive-level auditing tool for GroupWise that allows for the investigation, scanning, and reading of an employee's email accounts without changing the password or otherwise alerting the owner of the email account that an investigation is happening.

19 September 2006

GWAVA today announced the release of Reveal 1.5. Reveal is an executive-level auditing tool that allows for the investigation, scanning, and reading of an employee's email accounts without changing the password or otherwise alerting the owner of the email account that an investigation is happening.

One advantage of Reveal is that corporate IT staff are not needed to conduct the investigation; providing corporate officers a tool that can be used without jeopardizing the security and sensitivity of an investigation.

Reveal allows Corporate Officers, HR Managers, Chief Legal Council and Security Officers to investigate employee email accounts. Corporate email investigation has become an increasingly important function for organizations needing to protect their most critical data and to prevent unauthorized use of the corporate email system.

“Government regulations and the requirement for businesses to comply are creating a need for technology like GWAVA's Reveal,” said Michael Osterman of Osterman Research. “Recently we've witnessed how HP is dealing with what some in the media have called the 'embarrassment' of that company needing to 'spy' on members of their board of directors, but that situation shows how serious the regulatory environment has become. Increasingly I see more companies turning to solutions like GWAVA's Reveal to ensure compliance and stop corporate secrets from being shared outside the company.”

“Fear is driving both ends of the email surveillance issue,” says Richard Bliss, vice president of marketing for GWAVA and a pioneer in email monitoring and surveillance. “Employees are worried about management looking over their shoulder and watching their every move within their email account, and CEOs are concerned with the ability of a disgruntled employee to leak vital or sensitive data outside the company.

Today, organizations of all types have the need to monitor and audit their company email accounts. Novell GroupWise is deployed extensively in industries that require a high level of control over their email, including healthcare, state and local government, US federal and state law enforcement, airlines, education - including secondary and higher education, as well as financial institutions, and banks. The protection of sensitive data coupled with a wide range of regulatory law requires all of these institutions to closely monitor the usage of GroupWise.

GWAVA provides a broad offering of tools that enhance GroupWise. Reveal 1.5 easily integrates with other tools to extend the functionality within a GroupWise system. Redline, GWAVA’s monitoring application, lets an IT department monitor the usage of Reveal by an executive without exposing exactly what is being looked at. This creates an audit trail that can be generated in a report for management to see who has used Reveal, when they used it, and what accounts were investigated.

Reveal also integrates with Reload, GWAVA’s Hot Backup and Disaster Recovery solution. This integration allows Reveal to view the most recent backup of the GroupWise system. Reload captures all data within the GroupWise system, even deleted data from employees’ mailboxes. With this backed-up data, Reveal is able to investigate the backup as quickly and easily as the live GroupWise System.

Rights Management

Reveal contains rights management that easily allows administrators to specify which accounts a Reveal user is allowed to audit. This makes it easy for department heads to review the email of their direct employees or have limited access to sensitive accounts. As always, all activities of a Reveal user are logged in Redline.

Reveal 1.5 is available for immediate purchase and interested parties can download a 30 day free trial at


GWAVA is the worldwide leader of software solutions for Novell GroupWise and is the largest Novell GroupWise partner. GWAVA continues to lead the GroupWise partner community with email surveillance, Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus, and Content Control and email management on Linux, NetWare and Windows. GWAVA has a global presence with a worldwide network of resellers, and has forged an array of technology partnerships with companies including Novell, Inc.

John Sidline
Mobility Public Relations

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