MaX Compression Enterprise modules for Outlook Client, Outlook
Web Access, Exchange server and SMTP Gateway invisibly and
automatically zip and unzip email attachments according to centrally
applied rules. Automated compression and decompression provides 100%
assurance of the zipping function, ensuring optimal system
benefits and eliminating reliance on the user and any associated
loss of productivity. Invisibility to the user is enforced by
seamless integration with Outlook and support of common actions such
as drag & drop, forward; the native attachment icon is maintained
MaX Compression is used by over 2.5 million users at more than
2,000 organizations world-wide.
- improves Exchange system performance
- reduces storage needs by average 60%
- reduces bandwidth requirements
- typically cuts individual email size by up to 90%
- has a calculated ROI of 36:1.(Giga Information Group)
- Provides proven benefits over Exchange 2003.
How does it work?
- MaX Compression zipping technology further enhances
compression techniques when Outlook 2003/2007 and Exchange
2003/2007 are transmitting the data.
- MaX Compression Enterprise compresses or
decompresses all email attachments travelling within the
enterprise as appropriate, wherever they go.
- MaX Compression Enterprise ensures that email always travels or is
stored in its most efficient state. Although the greatest benefit will
be seen if the Enterprise components are used together, they are not
dependent on each other.
Central rules determine compression mode
- MaX Compression’s Smart Mode allows the administrator to configure central
rules to determine which zip mode to use. This means that all users will be using compression in the
most efficient manner for their system, controlled centrally by the administrator.
- Ensures that benefits of attachment compression (zipping) are maximized.
- Cuts individual email size by up to 90%.
- Direct savings in network bandwidth.
- Reduces email storage needs by average 60%.
- Calculated ROI of 36:1. (GIGA Information Group)
- Provides proven benefits for Exchange 5.5, 2000, Exchange 2003 and 2007.
- Optimizes Exchange system resource usage - reduces mailbox size.
- Invisible: Fully automated compression and decompression process.
- Increases end-user productivity.
- Reduces email traffic volume.
- No user training required.
- Total compression across enterprise: gateway, server, desktop, remote user.
- Remote users see around 1/3 reduction in email transmission times.
- Users of mobile devices e.g.. Blackberry benefit from receiving compressed attachments.
- Fully automated process.
- Proven scalability to hundreds of thousands of users.
- Centralized control by rule-setting / administration.
- Native attachment icon maintained e.g. Excel, Word icon NOT ‘ZIP’ icon.
- Fully integrated with Outlook.
- Applicable to Exchange 5.5, 2000, 2003 and 2007.
- Proven compression benefits with Exchange 2003.
- Reduction in message size up to 90% / average overall mailbox reduced 40-55%
- Neutral to user practices e.g. insert, drag and drop, copy/paste, edit and forward.
- Coexists with other Exchange utilities such as anti-virus and encryption.
- Recipient does not require MaX Compression to decompress.
MaX Compression Enterprise comprises 4 elements
MaX Compression Client
- An industry standard auto-zip /unzip tool, is integrated with
Outlook and is totally invisible to the user
MaX Compression OWA
- Users of Outlook Web Access can send and receive compressed
attachments in the same way as Outlook users, seamlessly.
Users are able to take advantage of compressing attachments by as
much as 90% and enjoy an overall decrease in total message stores by 50%.
This is of particular benefit to the productivity of remote email users.
MaX Compression Gateway
- The addition of compression at the SMTP gateway for all inbound
Internet mail makes extra savings on the corporate LAN and WAN.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which mail clients does MaX Compression
- Outlook 98, 2000, 2002 (XP), 2003 and 2007
- Outlook Web Access
Which mail clients can receive compressed files?
- Attachments will only be automatically decompressed on systems that have the Max Compression Client (Outlook or OWA) software installed. A separate 'Reader' only utility is included as part of the MaX Compression Enterprise package. If Max Compression is not installed, any desktop compression utility can be used to open the file.
Are the ZIP files produced by MaX Compression compatible with other ZIP programs?
- Yes, MaX Compression is compatible with all major manual zipping and unzipping utilities (such as WinZip). However these are not needed to enable MaX Compression to function.
When does decompression take place?
- Depending on the setting of the "Automatically
decompress incoming mail" option, decompression takes place
either when the message is received or when the attachment
is opened by double-clicking. As decompression is so fast,
it is best to decompress when you open the attachment; this
provides greater disk savings as well.
What does Smart Mode do?
Can I prevent emails to my FAX service being compressed?
I've heard I can use MaX Compression with
Outlook and a POP3 Server, is this correct?
- Yes. MaX Compression can be configured to work with
Outlook clients working with POP3 servers.
I connect to different Exchange Servers and
POP3 Servers from my workstation. Is this a problem?
- MaX Compression can support this, though you will need a
license key for each server.
How can I evaluate MaX Compression?
- Simply download an
evaluation copy. This is a full product and will work
for 30 days. At the end of 30 days it will simply stop
working. There is an uninstall program to remove the files.
If you like it, then all you need is a license string to
change it from evaluation to permanent copy. You will not
need to re-install.
My users use OWA sometimes. Will
they be able to seamlessly open compressed items when using OWA?
- MaX Compression Client is an Outlook add-in; you will
need to use Max Compression for OWA in order to achieve
auto-compression and decompression for Outlook Web Access.
MaX Compression OWA is a component of MaX Compression
Can I make a configuration change, such as
the Smart Mode rules, for all users?
- Yes. As long as they are all connected to the Exchange
server over a LAN, you need only change one configuration
file to affect all users.
Can I make a configuration change for dial-up
- Yes, you can generate a version of the configuration,
which can be mailed to users at home - they double-click on
a file to reconfigure their PCs.
Will my server-based virus scanner be able to
scan compressed file attachments?
- It will, only if the scanner supports scanning into
standard ZIP-format files. If files are compressed to an
EXE, then the scanner must support scanning into
self-extracting EXE files.
Some of my users require encryption. Is this a problem?
- MaX Compression Enterprise supports all major encryption solutions.
MaX Compression supports
Outlook 98, 2000, 2002 (XP), 2003 and 2007
Outlook Web Access
Exchange 2000, 2003 and 2007
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