Today Symantec will announce the release of Enterprise Vault 10.0.2 which includes major changes to our SharePoint agent. EV has supported SharePoint since 2002 and has always provided storage optimization by replacing documents with 6 byte shortcuts that are completely seamless to the user.
In EV10.0.2 we extend the agent’s capabilities to also archive custom lists, blogs, wikis, discussion boards and several other list types.
This new functionality expands the solution in three ways:
- Further storage optimization – Now EV for SharePoint can replace attachments from supported list and social media with shortcuts dramatically reducing overall SharePoint storage
- Address Site Proliferation – When I speak to SharePoint Administrators, one of their primary concerns is addressing site proliferation. Sites often long outlive their usefulness yet no one wants to be responsible for deleting valuable content. As a result, content tends to live forever in SharePoint wasting space, bloating indexes and causing end-user frustration as they struggle to find content. By archiving the most valuable content from a site the SharePoint administrator can feel more confident in deleting the site from SharePoint knowing the content is preserved in the archive.
- Address eDiscovery & compliance needs - Heavily regulated industries cannot leverage communication tools within SharePoint unless they can capture & produce the content to meet regulations. EV now captures blogs & discussion boards – capturing the full conversation not individual posts/replies - allowing companies to take full advantage of their SharePoint implementation. Once captured, content can be directly ingested into Clearwell for downstream processing. Capturing this content enables heavily regulated customers to roll out SharePoint features to all employees and still meet the compliance/eDiscovery requirements.
To learn more about the new functionality in EV for SharePoint take a look at the following videos which walk through creation of a new policy and the end-user experience:
Also check out Rob Mossi's post on the rest of what's new in EV10.0.2 - https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/ev-blog
Please comment with your thoughts on the new features.
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