15 April, 2005 - FrontBridge Technologies, Inc. today announced that GunnAllen Financial (Tampa, Fla.), the nation's fastest growing independent broker/dealer, has implemented FrontBridge's message archiving and message filtering outsourced services, replacing competitive services from three technology vendors. GunnAllen was able to consolidate operations to a single partner, recognising significant increases in both productivity and cost-savings with the FrontBridge Total Message Management approach.
GunnAllen was formerly using another outsourced message archiving solution and found it to be expensive and cumbersome. Search and retrieval of messages from the archive required lengthy procedures and extra add-on fees. When evaluating alternatives, the firm sought messaging services that allow for increased control while reducing costs and jumpstarting productivity.
GunnAllen selected FrontBridge's Message Archive service for its ability to easily search years of email data, accelerating email retrieval from weeks and hours to mere seconds. Additionally, by choosing an all-inclusive solution, GunnAllen was no longer subject to the additional fees it faced with its previous vendor, and experienced significant cost savings as a result. Now, more than 1300 users at GunnAllen have their email and IM communications secured, managed and archived with FrontBridge's services.
"We spent more than two years being dissatisfied with a competitive product before we decided to convert to FrontBridge's messaging services," said GunnAllen's Director of Communications and Surveillance, Pete Garcia. "With FrontBridge, we have superior performance with no hidden extras. In addition, by having full control with the FrontBridge system, we are able to monitor email and instant message traffic through a single console and report on issues quickly and easily to regulatory bodies. We could not be happier with our decision to switch partners."
In addition to simplifying GunnAllen's message archiving processes, FrontBridge also provides the company with email security (anti-spam, anti-virus, policy enforcement and disaster recovery) and email continuity services, ensuring maximum efficiency with fully-managed, outsourced services. Even during the event of an email outage, GunnAllen's productivity is assured with FrontBridge Active Message Continuity (AMC), a back-up email system that enables full email productivity, including sending, receiving, reading and composing email in the event of a system outage.
"Firms such as GunnAllen realise it is difficult to manage all the moving parts involved with message management without sacrificing productivity," said FrontBridge Vice President of Product Management, Dan Nadir. "By leveraging FrontBridge's Total Message Management services, companies can focus on driving innovation while knowing that all of their needs - from archiving and disaster recovery to filtering - are being managed by one trusted provider."