Symantec: E-mail archiving and compliance

In today's world, e-mail is a mission-critical application; businesses transact much, if not all, of their correspondence electronically. The combination of exploding e-mail volumes and the fact that e-mail is now often considered a business record that falls under compliance regulations means that e-mail environments require enterprise-class archival and compliance solutions.

Symantec™ Enterprise Vault™ provides a flexible, software-based archival framework that enables the discovery of content held in Microsoft® Exchange and Lotus Domino. Enterprise Vault offloads e-mail to online stores by using automated, policy-controlled archiving - termed mailbox management, or MBM - and supporting active retention and seamless retrieval of information. The unique NetApp® unified storage architecture provides a superior storage infrastructure for an Enterprise Vault environment. NetApp and Symantec continually innovate to develop new points of integration and value. Together, our joint solution:

  • Improves application performance and scale.
  • Lowers costs of primary messaging storage with tiered architecture
  • Improves use of email archives for compliance and e-Discovery
  • Creates a seamless environment for the end user
  • Delivers advanced data protection and security

The NetApp and Symantec archival and compliance solutions are grouped into two categories, depending on the type of data being archived: