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Symantec announced the immediate availability of Enterprise Vault Discovery Accelerator 6.0

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ:SYMC - News) today announced the immediate availability of Enterprise Vault Discovery Accelerator 6.0, which extends the basic search functionality of the Symantec Enterprise Vault(TM) e-mail and file archiving software to help businesses and government organizations reduce the burden and costs associated with the collection, preservation, search, and production of e-mail and other electronic records. Discovery Accelerator 6.0 has been developed specifically to help customers comply with e-discovery requirements established by amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, scheduled to take effect on Dec. 1, 2006.

Enterprise Vault Discovery Accelerator 6.0 is one component of the new Symantec Messaging Retention and Discovery program, a unique combination of products and services that also includes:

  • A records retention and e-discovery preparedness consulting services relationship with leading e-discovery law firm Redgrave Daley Ragan & Wagner LLP;
  • An integrated software and services partnership with RenewData Corp. to restore and migrate historical data from backup tapes and legacy archives to a single searchable archive;
  • A technology partner program to facilitate integration of popular legal software tools with Symantec Enterprise Vault and Discovery Accelerator 6.0 through open APIs.

"Organizations across all industries will have to revamp their e-discovery strategies to comply with the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," said Francis deSouza, vice president of Enterprise Messaging Management solutions, Symantec. "IT departments need to prepare for strict requirements around the preservation of data prior to and during litigation mindful of the sanctions and fines that can result from poor procedures. The Symantec Messaging Retention and Discovery program provides our customers with software and services to help fulfill their legal obligation and significantly reduces the time and costs of doing so."

Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC)

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