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IMG_Shawn | 06 Jul 2012 | 0 comments

Here’s an interesting dilemma: What would you rather do – get your teeth cleaned at the dentist, or process a search request for your in-house Legal team?

On Monday, June 11, Symantec conducted a survey on the exhibit show floor during Microsoft TechEd North America 2012 in Orlando, FL. There, over 100 qualified respondents were asked a total of 18 questions surrounding their use of Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Exchange Online/Office 365.

Surprisingly – or maybe not – over a third of respondents would rather get their teeth cleaned at the dentist than process a search request on email for their in-house Legal team.

We learned from survey respondents that being able to search for archived and un-archived content within Exchange and beyond (45%) was one of their top eDiscovery goals. By indexing all information stored in the archive, Symantec...

IMG_Shawn | 26 Jun 2012 | 0 comments

Information is the lifeblood of every company, no matter what size or industry. The amount of information a company must manage grows by the minute, and can quickly become overwhelming if not properly managed. As a result, whether performing an eDiscovery request, enforcing retention policies or working to meet corporate compliance requirements, archiving is a must. Done right, archiving allows for efficient and cost-effective handling of data. Yet too many companies are incorrectly using their back-up and recovery software for archiving and eDiscovery.

This Thursday, June 28, join Symantec archiving and eDiscovery experts for a discussion on the reasons why you need archiving, as well as ways to implement and manage an effective archiving strategy. We invite you to actively participate, ask questions and share your thoughts. Mark your calendars - we look forward to chatting with you!

The Top 5 Reasons Why You Need Archiving: Archiving Twitter Chat (#...

Glenn Martin | 20 Jun 2012 | 3 comments

We’re pleased to announce that Enterprise Vault 9.0.4 is now available, the release notes are available here.

There are no new features in this release but it does include various hotfixes released since 9.0.3 and also has a number of reliability & stability improvements but obviously refer to the release notes for full details.

As always the 9.0.4 installation software is available from the FileConnect portal, if you're not sure how to do this then here's an excellent article which explains everything you need to know about how to obtain your software & license key file.

There is also an update compability guide available.


Andy Nash | 31 May 2012 | 5 comments

We know that we have a lot of customers running Enterprise Vault 8 or earlier but are you aware of all the great new features, reliability and performance improvements our newer versions include?

To help you understand the features and benefits we've created an easy to read document to help you appreciate why upgrading makes good business sense. 

The document lists the new features by key benefit area, including “Get ready for the future", "Reduced total cost of ownership", and "Improved end-user experience". After you’ve read about all the improvements, we're sure you'll want to start an upgrade today! 

You can download the document from here:

Amy Dugdale | 13 Apr 2012 | 0 comments

As a kid, I always thought it’d be cool to reach my hand out of the plane window and touch a cloud. I know – it’s impossible. But I still wanted to do it. So it’s somewhat ironic that I now “touch” the cloud every day as I spread the word about how Enterprise, our hosted archiving solution, can help organizations meet mailbox management, compliance and eDiscovery requirements.

That’s why I’m excited to invite our customers and partners to “touch” the cloud at our upcoming user extravaganza - Vision 2012. At this year’s event, Symantec product managers, Chris Moreau and Steve Buccola, will give attendees a close look at the cloud when they lead an interactive demonstration of Enterprise

During this session, Chris and Steve will walk attendees through...

Alex Brown | 02 Apr 2012 | 1 comment

By now, hopefully, you've seen that Enterprise Vault 10.0.1 has been released:

This minor release contains a number of exciting enhancements but none more so, in my opinion, than the unified Outlook add-in. To see why this is worthy of such praise I wanted to highlight 3 big changes in the client:

1. Single installable client (per language)

There is no longer a choice of lite or full client packages to install against Outlook. Both lite and full client installers have been consolidated into a single "unified" client which contains the capabilities of both clients. The only remaining choice, when installing the Enterprise Vault client on your desktop infrastructure is now which language...

TrevorD | 29 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

I have the good fortune to be able to travel abroad occasionally for work and pleasure. In my travels, I’ve learned that borders matter. Each country has its own customs, laws and regulations. Some are obvious. For example, do people drive on the left side of the road or the right? However, many differences are not visible. The latter is certainly true when it comes to understanding the legal and compliance environment for data privacy, retention and eDiscovery. As organizations globalize, it is increasingly important that they have this knowledge.

Such a task, however, should not be daunting. There are resources that provide some basic, straightforward answers on international legal issues at no cost. For example, Symantec now has on its website various materials that organizations can use to strengthen their overall information governance strategy, particularly in the areas of information retention, data privacy and eDiscovery. We started with Europe. Our website...

Glenn Martin | 28 Mar 2012 | 5 comments

We’re pleased to announce that Enterprise Vault 10.0.1 is now available, the release notes are here.

We initially released V10 last August and have seen steady demand from customers who have downloaded and upgraded in the previous six months. However, with this first service pack now available we expect more of our customers to start planning their upgrades to take advantage of the major improvements in V10 but also the various incremental changes & fixes that have been rolled up into EV10.0.1.

So let’s just review some of the benefits of upgrading to V10.0.1


Core Functionality

  • 64 bit Index Engine for greater performance & scalability
  • ...
Glenn Martin | 05 Mar 2012 | 1 comment

We're really pleased that from today we've now got a newly named SymConnect community just for Archiving & eDiscovery. We had previously been sharing a community space called Backup & Archiving but we realised that there's a lot of discussion & information to share on both topics, so we decided that it would be better to make the move to two communities. There's already some excellent posts on this topic by our community manager (Swathi) about what the changes will mean to you and the differences you'll now see with the seperated communities, there's even a video

You can read the full announcment here which should...

Glenn Martin | 23 Feb 2012 | 1 comment

As you all know, MS-SQL is a key component of an Enterprise Vault implementation so it’s obviously important to make sure SQL is sized, configured and maintained to keep EV functioning properly. However, until now, all our recommendations & guidelines have been spread around various documents such as the Performance Best Practice Guides and other technotes. But  now we’ve published a document dedicated to EV  & SQL, with a rather obvious title “Symantec Enterprise Vault: SQL Best Practices”

This document covers pretty much all you need to know about how to configure, tune and maintain SQL from an EV point of view. So make sure you grab it today and add it to your library because we’re sure you’ll find it useful whether reviewing your current configuration or planning a new deployment. If you don't manage your own SQL servers this...