CUPERTINO, Calif. – June 7, 2006 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that its Enterprise Vault(TM) e-mail and content archiving software has earned Windows IT Pro magazine's Editor's Choice award. The publication's Products and Reviews department tested several e-mail archiving software products compatible with Microsoft Exchange, and the resulting comparative review appears in the May 2006 edition.
According to Windows IT Pro Product Reviewer Jason Sherry, an estimated 83 percent of an organization's communications are electronic, with a vast majority going through its e-mail system. Additionally, regulations require organizations across a number of vertical industries to securely retain e-mail records and be able to produce specific messages on demand. Sherry recommends Microsoft Exchange users consider implementing an e-mail archiving software product to help reduce the costs of Exchange management and better meet their needs for legal and regulatory compliance.
"(I paid) special attention to (the products') ability to provide subpoenaed message data and address regulatory requirements," wrote Sherry. "I also looked at (their) ability to reduce individual mailbox size and reduce server and administrative overhead by removing and archiving messages and attachments to a location outside the IS. Enterprise Vault has many user- and administrator-friendly features (including) excellent support for archiving from multiple data sources, seamless offline support, excellent support for PST archiving and removal... and its completely seamless access to archived messages... Enterprise Vault should be high on the list of e-mail archiving products to look at for medium to large organizations."
Sherry tested the base product, Enterprise Vault 6.0, and the following modules: Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Archiving, PST Migrator, Exchange Public Folder Archiving and Offline Vault. Other modules include Exchange Journal Archiving, SharePoint Archiving, File System Archiving, Compliance Accelerator and Discovery Accelerator. Enterprise Vault is also available to Lotus Domino and SMTP messaging system users.
"While e-mail remains the primary communications tool for our customers, many are adopting other forms of electronic communication and collaboration, so we have developed additional capabilities within Enterprise Vault to enable archiving of instant messages, Microsoft Windows and Network Appliance file systems and Microsoft SharePoint documents," said Francis deSouza, vice president of Enterprise Messaging Management solutions, Symantec. "We continue to build on the notion of Enterprise Vault as an Intelligent Archiving platform by providing open APIs to allow our customers and partners to expand and leverage the technology. This enables organizations to improve their capabilities to understand, analyze, and classify data making archiving more efficient and cost-effective."
Symantec Enterprise Messaging Management
Enterprise Vault is part of the Symantec Enterprise Messaging Management solution. 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, automatically managing the lifecycle of messages through archiving, and by helping to keep customers' communications infrastructures resilient against failure.
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 more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.
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