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Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Selects C2C ArchiveOne for Email Capacity, Policy and Compliance Management

(January 17, 2011)

WESTBOROUGH, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/11 -- C2C, a leading provider of email, file and messaging management solutions, today announced Hastings Mutual Insurance Company, a regional insurance company serving six Midwestern states, has selected C2C ArchiveOne® for capacity, compliance, eDiscovery and policy-based retention management of email and messaging data for its 430 employees.

Hastings Mutual's philosophy of conservative financial management has helped the company survive and grow through wars, recessions, and financial crises. Its cautious approach extends to its implementation of technologies like ArchiveOne that reduce risk and provide regulatory mandated retention of electronically stored information, while delivering a low cost of ownership and good return on investment.

"The installation has been successful and practically transparent to our employees," said Paul I. Ayoub, VP & Chief Information Officer. "We validated C2C's promise of 'zero user training' required, which was appreciated since any new implementation can be challenging especially when there are remote users. In the time we've been using ArchiveOne we've noticed improved performance, better capacity usage, and improved backup windows on primary storage devices."

Hastings Mutual also uses ArchiveOne's enhanced PST processing system and automated rules-driven archiving to provide more control over PST folders and implement email retention policies. ArchiveOne's information search and retrieval methodologies also will support eDiscovery requirements for legal cases.

"The regulatory mandated need to retain electronically stored information must be balanced with accessibility and instant retrievability, particularly in midsized companies where IT staffs are already spread very thin," said Dave Hunt, CEO at C2C. "In the insurance industry, it's not wise to take any chances. We're pleased that ArchiveOne will help Hastings Mutual reduce risk and minimize any potential compliance issues."

C2C's ArchiveOne solutions are simple yet sophisticated tools that are field-proven to help organizations with archiving, retention and e-discovery of email and files, compliance management, intellectual property containment and storage management tools. ArchiveOne employs Zero-Training User Design™ and is completely transparent, installing in about one hour. ArchiveOne for email provides secure access to archived emails through iPhone or BlackBerry devices and offsite workers. Sophisticated features include the ability to search and take action on data before it is committed to archive, which provides assurance against "data fingerprints," reduces capacity needs, speeds backups, and optimizes TCO. Advanced PST management allows administrators to discover, search, delete or consolidate PST files across the organization. ArchiveOne is not dependent on SQL databases so it offers best-in-class flexibility and scalability as well as reduces risk and improves system usage. A live online demonstration, references from ArchiveOne users, and a 30-day trial are available at

About Hastings Mutual
Hastings Mutual offers complete lines of personal, business, and farm owner's property and casualty insurance products. In operation for 125 years, Hastings Mutual Insurance Company has an outstanding reputation based on good customer service and valued insurance products, backed by sound company finances. Hastings Mutual is recognized by a number of insurance company rating organizations, including A.M. Best Company A+ Superior (rated at least "A" Excellent since 1961), Demotech, Inc. "A" Unsurpassed, Weiss A+ Excellent (only 5 Property/Casualty companies receive this highest rating), and Ward's Group 50 Top Performing Insurance Companies 2009. Its home office is located in Hastings, Michigan.

About C2C
C2C Systems has earned the trust of its four million software users since 1992 by consistently delivering high-value, dependable core messaging system enhancements. Microsoft® Exchange, SharePoint®, and Windows® File Server together with IBM® Lotus® Domino® form the heart of our commercial and governmental customers' businesses worldwide. C2C's ArchiveOne® product family is the trusted choice for their email and file archiving, e-discovery, compliance management, legal forensics and storage management tools to enhance these platforms. For more information about the Company, visit

Editor's Note: C2C's ArchiveOne solutions are available for editorial review. Please contact Dan Miller, JPR Communications, 818-386-0403 or for more information or to request products.

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