CUPERTINO, Calif. – May 21, 2008 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that the State of Missouri has selected Symantec Enterprise Vault as its email archiving platform, ensuring the security and retention of electronic communications in accordance with Governor Matt Blunt’s directive to archive government emails. Enterprise Vault enables the state to comply with legal discovery requirements and information access policies such as open-records requests. The state also plans to leverage Enterprise Vault to improve email storage capabilities while streamlining and simplifying email system management.
“The protection and retention of email is critical to ensuring transparency and accountability in our state government, and it is one of the most important IT initiatives we are implementing,” said Dan Ross, State chief information officer, Missouri Information Technology Services Division. “Enterprise Vault is the leading email archiving and data protection solution. We are confident that Symantec software and services will enable us to meet our aggressive plans to roll out a highly secure and reliable email retention system.”
The State of Missouri’s Information Technology Services Division (ITSD) supports nearly six million citizens and approximately 60,000 government employees. The ITSD is chartered with implementing an email archiving system for 14 of the state’s 16 executive branch agencies and supporting an IT infrastructure that handles more than 1.5 million emails each day.
“The high volume of emails being processed through the State of Missouri’s IT infrastructure magnifies the scope and importance of implementing a reliable and scalable archiving solution,” said Jim Russell, vice president, Public Sector, Symantec. “Enterprise Vault will enable the state to archive and retrieve all email content and public records in order to fulfill Governor Blunt’s email retention directive.”
The State of Missouri’s licensing agreement for Enterprise Vault further expands the level of standardization on Symantec solutions. The state already uses Symantec AntiVirus to secure the desktop environment for the executive branch agencies as well as Symantec Mail Security, Gateway Security, Ghost Solution Suite, pcAnywhere, and Backup Exec to secure and manage various components of the state’s IT infrastructure.
About the State of Missouri’s Information Technology Services Division
The ITSD for the State of Missouri is the central point for coordinating the data processing policies for the executive branch. The division promotes economy and efficiency in the use of data processing and telecommunications for transaction of state business.
Services provided by the division include the operation of a centralized computer facility used by state agencies and elected officials; a data processing education center for state employees; systems development services; operation of the state telephone switchboard and associated state telecommunications network; desktop support and web development.
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