Legato to provide e-mail management to SEC

South Africa Legato distributor, AmVia, has announced that it, together with the EMC Corp. software division, has been selected by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the regulator of the securities markets, to help to manage its e-mail as well as e-mail archiving and storage.

The SEC's Office of Information Technology had an initiative in place to meet two major business objectives for thousands of mailboxes in an Exchange environment.

The first was to reduce the growing size of the Exchange messaging databases by efficiently migrating mail off the message servers to specialized and more affordable online archive storage.

The second was to improve e-mail archive search capabilities to enable ready access to, and production of, e-mail files as needed.

Howard Elias, EMC's executive vice-president of corporate marketing and office of technology, says, "As evidenced by our work with the SEC, the combined value of EMC and our Legato Software division has never been more pronounced.

The EMC/Legato solution will substantially improve the SEC's ability to manage and access its e-mail databases and, to that extent, enable the SEC to perform its mission more efficiently."

With Legato EmailXtender and DiskXtender, data is designed to automatically move off the e-mail message server and into the Centera Compliance Edition content addressed storage (CAS) system, capturing and indexing all incoming and outgoing e-mails.

By seamlessly extending e-mail message stores into EMC Centera, e-mail server stress and bottlenecks are reduced, lowering the total cost of ownership, the company says.

Legato EmailXtender is a centralized data storage and retrieval system that aims to automatically collect, organize, retain and retrieve e-mail messages/attachments, supporting Microsoft Exchange/Outlook, Lotus Notes/Domino, Unix Sendmail and Bloomberg Mail.

This scalable, comprehensive, policy-based system moves data off the e-mail message server and into the storage system, capturing and indexing all incoming and outgoing e-mails, the company says.

EmailXtender provides fast access to stored e-mails, enables quick e-mail restoration and helps to reduce server backup time, allowing organizations to reduce TCO and comply with organizational or industry regulations, EMC concludes.

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