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Symantec Unveils Enterprise Vault Discovery Accelerator 6.0

  • 06 September, 2006 15:13

<p>SYDNEY, Australia – September 6, 2006 – Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the immediate availability of Enterprise Vault Discovery Accelerator 6.0, which extends the basic search functionality of the Symantec Enterprise Vault™ e-mail and file archiving software.</p>
<p>Enterprise Vault Discovery Accelerator 6.0, has been specifically tailored to help businesses comply with upcoming or potential changes to government regulations and subsequent changes in legal provisions. Enterprise Vault Discovery Accelerator 6.0 reduces the burden and costs associated with the collection, preservation, search, and production of e-mail and other electronic records.</p>
<p>Enterprise Vault Discovery Accelerator 6.0 is one component of the new Symantec Messaging Retention and Discovery program, a unique combination of products and services that also includes:</p>
<p>· A records retention and E-Discovery preparedness consulting services relationship with leading e-discovery law firm Redgrave Daley Ragan &amp; Wagner LLP;</p>
<p>· An integrated software and services partnership with RenewData Corp. to restore and migrate historical data from backup tapes and legacy archives to a single searchable archive;</p>
<p>· A technology partner program to facilitate integration of popular legal software tools with Symantec Enterprise Vault and Discovery Accelerator 6.0 through open APIs.</p>
<p>“As changes and developments in legislation occur, Enterprise Vault Discovery Accelerator provides a framework that allows organisations to understand and manage their risks around records retention and compliance as and when regulations are developed,” said Bill Robbins, Symantec senior vice president, Asia Pacific and Japan. “Enterprise Vault ensures that all relevant data is kept and at any point of time the Discovery Accelerator component can be used to shape large volumes of data into manageable information.”</p>
<p>Symantec Enterprise Vault Discovery Accelerator 6.0</p>
<p>Enterprise Vault Discovery Accelerator 6.0 allows corporate legal departments to search Enterprise Vault archives in response to the changing demands of regulatory requests, legal discovery and internal investigations.</p>
<p>Discovery Accelerator 6.0 enables the creation of automated legal holds, ensuring all e-mails, instant messages, files and other content relevant to a specific case (or cases) are not deleted as part of an organisation’s standard records retention and deletion schedule. Discovery Accelerator selectively holds relevant data without requiring an entire company’s dataset to be put on hold – and without requiring manual effort for end-users. Additionally, Discovery Accelerator 6.0 features enhanced federated search capabilities and an ability to produce e-mail, IM, files, and other content in their native formats.</p>
<p>Litigation Readiness and Policy Consulting</p>
<p>Symantec’s Messaging Retention and Discovery program also includes a strategic relationship with the law firm Redgrave Daley Ragan &amp; Wagner LLP (www.rdrw.com <http:></http:> ), a recognised leader in partnering with clients to reduce the legal risk and cost of e-discovery and e-records compliance. This relationship includes service offerings specifically designed to provide Symantec customers with expert guidance on developing a litigation response strategy, including a practical and legally defensible legal hold process, a legacy media review process, and enterprise record retention policies and procedures.</p>
<p>“Organisations face tremendous risk and cost in dealing with electronic records in litigation and regulatory investigations,” according to M. James Daley, one of the founding partners of Redgrave Daley Ragan &amp; Wagner LLP. “Now, more than ever, they need a legally defensible legal hold process and reasonable record retention policy to comply with legal obligations”.</p>
<p>Historical Data Recovery and Migration</p>
<p>In addition, Symantec has partnered with RenewData (www.renewdata.com <http:></http:> ), a provider of information governance software and electronic evidence services, to help customers gather historical data off backup tapes and legacy e-mail archives and migrate that data into the Enterprise Vault archive. Customers have depended on Enterprise Vault to manage all e-mail and content going forward; now they can ensure the legacy content is stored and is searchable in the same repository.</p>
<p>E-Discovery Partner Program</p>
<p>Finally, Symantec launched its E-Discovery Partner Program to provide APIs for Enterprise Vault and Discovery Accelerator to leading third-party legal software and e-mail analysis vendors. Customers whose inside or outside counsel use these tools will be able to quickly and easily pass data from Enterprise Vault Discovery Accelerator to their preferred tools.</p>
<p>According to the Enterprise Strategy Group, a leading IT analyst firm, of those organisations that have been through an electronic discovery in the past 12 months, more than 75 percent have been forced to produce e-mail as part of the discovery process.</p>
<p>“E-mail can be a treasure chest of evidence and organisations still struggle to manage it during the discovery process. Symantec’s E-Discovery Program takes a unique approach of combining technology and services to help its customers during the entire lifecycle of a legal matter involving e-mail,” said Brian Babineau, an analyst with the Enterprise Strategy Group. “This announcement speaks to Symantec’s keen understanding of the evolution of electronic discovery and the need to incorporate historical and new data as well as preparing e-mails to be culled in specific, well established litigation support software.”</p>
<p>Symantec Enterprise Messaging Management</p>
<p>Symantec is the first company to deliver comprehensive, end-to-end Enterprise Messaging Management capabilities, keeping messaging systems and data both secure and readily available. Symantec Enterprise Messaging Management provides industry-leading products and services designed to help eliminate unnecessary costs by reducing large volumes of unwanted spam, stopping viruses and worms, filtering sensitive content from leaving the organization, automatically managing the lifecycle of messages through archiving, and by helping to keep customers’ communications infrastructures resilient against failure.</p>
<p>About Symantec</p>
<p>Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.</p>
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<p>Media contacts:</p>
<p>Debbie Sassine
Max Australia
Tel - 02 9954 3492
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debbie.sassine@maxaustralia.com.au</p>
<p>Catriona Turner
Symantec Australia
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Mob – 0405 392 069
Catriona_Turner@symantec.com</p>

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