I'm starting to get to grips with Ubuntu - doing well with AD integration and file server roles in live networks
A project is just beginning to implement a network activity monitor (does not need to include internet usage - this is currently logged in detail using pfsense/squid etc) and, separately, an email archiving system which will need to store a copy of all inbound and outbound emails for compliance purposes. Disgruntled employees have caused headaches in the past and the current commercial solution is going to cost thousands to renew, with significant ongoing maintenance costs.
I am looking at Enkive http://enkive.org/ and Piler http://www.mailpiler.org/en/index.html to fulfil email archiving roles.
My question really is, are there simple routes to achieve similar results to Enkive and Piler using Ubuntu server and can it perform network activity monitoring.
I am guessing the answer is that, yes, it can be done, but that it shouldn't be done unless you really know what you're doing.
Not looking for a walk-through here - just feasibility and which packages might be utilised.
Network is predominantly Windows server 2008/2003 with in-house Exchange 2007. Client computers are mainly Windows XP and Windows 7, with a few Apple Macs and my Linux box
Two Ubuntu servers currently serve over a million files to several hundred users - yours truly is making some inroads here
This is a fairly open ended project so getting a solution in place is more important than when.
Thoughts very gratefully received