LONDON -- CommVault® (NASDAQ: CVLT), a leading provider of Unified Data Management® solutions, today announced data archiving software enhancements that improve legal search and discovery of enterprise Microsoft Exchange e-mail. Building upon its proven end-user mailbox search and retrieval features, CommVault has added a new specialized discovery search capability to the Microsoft Outlook client. Now, legal or compliance teams can directly search and retrieve messages from e-mail archives, based on the content in e-mail messages, attachments, instant messages, PST files or SMTP messages, without IT assistance.
Today, e-mail is the most frequently-requested type of business record sought by courts and regulators. Research by industry analysts at the Enterprise Strategy Group indicates that an estimated 77 percent of organizations involved in an electronic data discovery request say they have been asked to produce e-mail messages. As a result, IT organizations and legal groups must collaborate on discovery processes that require the search, retrieval and production of e-mail for litigation support.
With the new Outlook Add-in feature, discovery team members can easily conduct cross-user, cross-mailbox discovery searches in an Exchange environment through an intuitive extension to the familiar Outlook client, without involving IT. An authorized user can now seamlessly access archived data retained on any storage tier - disk, tape, optical or reference archive media - from their Outlook client, and receive audit-ready reporting of discovery results.
"We use CommVault to archive the majority of our Switzerland bank's e-mail and plan to extend this implementation to meet evolving compliance needs and regulations in other countries," said Régis Espanet, system administrator, EFG Bank, Geneva. "By running a combination of CommVault's archive, backup, recovery and data migration solutions, we are protecting our data and delivering simple - but very sophisticated - search capabilities to our legal discovery teams to ensure the bank is meeting regulations governing e-mail compliance."