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Symantec Enterprise Vault

Information Archiving to store, manage and discover critical business information

Enterprise Vault, the industry leader in archiving, enables organizations to efficiently store, effectively manage, and easily discover and retrieve unstructured information as needed for business. As the industry’s most widely-deployed on-premise enterprise archiving solution, Enterprise Vault helps customers deduplicate information at the source to reduce operational costs, manage organization-wide retention and information governance policies, and control the costs of compliance and litigation support.

What are Agents, Options and Add-ons

Agents, options and add-ons are used to extend the functionality of the base product.


Data Classification Services

With the Enterprise Vault 10 Data Classification Services, Microsoft Exchange email content and metadata can be analyzed to help determine the specific archiving and retention strategy for that particular message. Classification tags can also be assigned to flag messages for eDiscovery or supervisory review.
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Compliance Accelerator

Enterprise Vault Compliance Accelerator is a highly configurable add-on solution to Enterprise Vault. Compliance Accelerator allows organizations to perform easy, cost-effective supervisory review of email to ensure compliance with regulatory bodies such as NASD. Providing the framework to select and sample target email, manage its review by appropriate reviewers, and record the process for audit purposes, Compliance Accelerator dramatically decreases the cost and effort of email supervision, review and compliance demonstration.

Discovery Accelerator

Enterprise Vault Discovery Accelerator extends the basic search functionality of Enterprise Vault to help lower the cost of data collection and facilitate the search and recovery process of archived items used for electronic discovery. The release of Discovery Accelerator provides significant enhancements delivering a more powerful and efficient search capability, configurable enforcement of items during a litigation holds and flexible export capabilities to simplify production.

Encase Ingest Connector

The Encase Ingest Connector allows the Enterprise Vault Discovery Accelerator customer to ingest Guidance EnCase Logical Evidence files into the Enterprise Vault archive for use in the legal discovery process by Enterprise Vault Discovery Accelerator.
This feature is included with the E-Discovery Enterprise Edition Product Suite (bundle) or can be licensed as an à la carte Option. It is priced Per User, based on the number of Users with Guidance Encase Logical Evidence files that will be ingested into Enterprise Vault and corresponds to the number of Users licensed for Discovery Accelerator.

File System Archiving

Enterprise Vault File System Archiving provides "out-of-the-box" archiving support for any application that generates and stores information in standard files including Windows, Linux and Unix file systems. File System Archiving saves critical space on file servers by seamlessly moving older/lesser accessed files to the archive without impact on the end-user access. Archive files, by age, size or other criteria. Items are compressed, deduplicated, stored and indexed centrally by Enterprise Vault, and can be searched and retrieved by users.

Historical Vault

You can restore historical email from backup tapes, legacy archives or other backup media and load it onto a completely separate installation of Historical Vault where you can then perform search, retention, expiry and discovery on the archived email. Historical Vault requires a primary Mailbox Optimization (Standard or Advanced) or Journaling Solution Package to be also licensed.

Instant Messenger Archiving

Enterprise Vault integrates with IM Manager to provide a single point of storage and review for Instant Messages and E-Mail. Instant Messages are captured by an embedded version of Symantec IM Manager across 13 major protocols including Microsoft Live Communications Server (LCS), IBM/Lotus Sametime, AOL, MSN, Yahoo, Bloomberg, Reuters and Google. IM Manager and Enterprise Vault ensure that all electronic messaging can be reviewed, filtered and stored according to policy.

Microsoft Exchange PST Migrator

Enterprise Vault software allows organizations to migrate all existing PST file data into the archive repository. Restoring user search and accessibility to this data enables the organization to effectively achieve PST eradication.

Microsoft Exchange Public Folder Archiving

Enterprise Vault Public Folder Archiving archives individual public folders in Microsoft Exchange. Optionally, shortcuts are left behind allowing users to easily view or restore the original items transparently through Outlook or via extended web-based search functions.

Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino Mailbox Archiving

Enterprise Vault for Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino archives individual mailboxes to eliminate quotas, message size restrictions and simultaneously control message store growth. Admin-defined policies automatically archive email and attachments out of the email server and into online Enterprise Vault stores. Optionally, shortcuts are left behind allowing users to easily view or restore the original items transparently through Outlook, Notes, or via extended web-based search functions.

Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Domino Journaling

Enterprise Vault works seamlessly with Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino journaling in order to satisfy the corporate legal or regulatory retention requirements. Enterprise Vault can be configured to retain a copy of all email messages sent and received, ensuring that they are kept for the appropriate period of time required to meet regulatory or legal retention requirements.

Secure Messaging and Rights Management Adapter

Licensing this connector provides ability to read and index encrypted content enabling Compliance Accelerator and Discovery Accelerator to discover and review Journal content. Specifically this license enables Enterprise Vault to decrypt content secured by Microsoft Rights Management Sever, PGP encryption added by PGP Desktop (including Universal Server) and Enterprise Rights Management protections added by LiquidMachines Document Control. This feature can be licensed as an add-on Option. It is licensed Per User, based on the total number of current Active Users whose email will be decrypted from Microsoft RMS protection, PGP protection or Liquid Machines RMS (typically equal to number of users whose email will be archived).

SharePoint Archiving

Symantec Enterprise Vault for Microsoft SharePoint extends the value of SharePoint environments for collaborating and managing content by automatically archiving from files and other content from document libraries, custom list content, wikis, blogs, discussion boards, and more. As SharePoint environments mature and user adoption increases, Enterprise Vault for SharePoint enables customers to set and enforce retention policies, increase application performance, and maintain eDiscovery readiness. Enterprise Vault for SharePoint not only provides short-term, immediate storage optimization benefits but also becomes a core component of a customer’s long term information governance strategy. Adding SharePoint data to Enterprise Vault helps ensure compliance with corporate policies and litigation preparedness and can be searched alongside other sources (for example, Microsoft Exchange or file system data) using Clearwell and Discovery Accelerator.


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