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The new Enterprise Vault software contains features developed because of a recent update to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

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Symantec touts Discovery Accelerator 6.0
Symantec Corp. announced the immediate availability of Enterprise Vault Discovery Accelerator 6.0, which extends the search functions of the Symantec Enterprise Vault email and file archiving software. According to Symantec, the software has been developed specifically to help customers comply with e-discovery requirements established by amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), scheduled to take effect on Dec. 1, 2006.

Discovery Accelerator 6.0 enables the creation of automated legal holds, as well as the ability to produce email, instant messaging, files and other content in their native formats, also a requirement of the FCRP changes.

Enterprise Vault Discovery Accelerator 6.0 is one component of the new Symantec Messaging Retention and Discovery program. It also includes records retention and e-discovery preparedness consulting services with e-discovery law firm Redgrave Daley Ragan & Wagner LLP, a software and services partnership with RenewData Corp., to restore and migrate historical data from backup tapes and legacy archives. It is also a technology partner program to facilitate integration of popular legal software tools with Symantec Enterprise Vault and Discovery Accelerator 6.0 through open application program interfaces (API).

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IBM to buy Internet Security for $1.3 billion
IBM said that it has agreed to buy Internet Security Systems Inc. (ISS) this week in a deal that is almost $1 billion less than EMC Corp.'s $2.1 billion acquisition of RSA Security in June. Internet Security runs data centers that remotely protect businesses against Internet-based attacks and sells security hardware and software. IBM said it plans to use Internet Security products as the basis for services through its global services unit and integrate its programs into IBM's Tivoli software.

Continuing an acquisition drive that has seen Big Blue snap up 40 companies over two years, IBM will pay $28 a share for Internet Security, which is a 7.7% increase added to Tuesday's closing price of $26.

IBM also announced another recently acquired subsidiary, FileNet Corp., which performs records and enterprise content management.

Texas A&M University's Finance Division Computing Group is reportedly using FileNet's Records Manager, as well as its ECM system to archive millions of the university's records associated with the school's 44,000 students.

Exabyte introduces Magnum
Exabyte Corp. introduced the Magnum 448 Linear Tape-Open (LTO) tape library, which allows users three tape-format options and scales up to either 19.2 terabytes (TB) or 38.4 TB, depending on tape format. The library is available in three configurations consisting of a single LTO-2 half-height SCSI drive, a single LTO-3 full-height SCSI drive or a single LTO-3 full-height Fibre Channel (FC) tape drive, along with four cartridge magazines that can hold a total of 48 LTO tape cartridges. Maximum data storage capacity is 19.2 TB using LTO-2 cartridges and 38.4 TB using LTO-3 cartridges. The Magnum 448 is available at an estimated street price starting at $7,950.

Dot Foods deploys Mimosa NearPoint
Mimosa Systems Inc. said that foodservice redistributor Dot Foods Inc. has selected Mimosa NearPoint for Microsoft Exchange Server to archive, manage and recover Exchange information for its eight U.S. locations.

Dot Foods redistributes more than 57,000 dry, frozen and refrigerated products from America's food manufactures to local distributors in all 50 states. The company has integrated a fax and imaging system into its Exchange environment to send and receive signed contracts and delivery receipts, resulting in an average Exchange database growth of 66 MB per day from its 2,500 employees.

"Until we deployed Mimosa NearPoint, we relied on aggressive mailbox quotas and the use of PST files to reduce the dramatic increase in Exchange server storage," said Eric Ellerman, network manager at Dot Foods.

BlueArc adds 4Gbps to Titan
BlueArc Corp., said that it has qualified and integrated the latest storage arrays from LSI Logic Corp. into its Titan 2000 storage systems. Shipping immediately, the new storage arrays feature a 4 Gbit data pipeline. With the new arrays, BlueArc also now offers FC and SATA drives from 73 GB up to 500 GB per drive, including the latest SATA II drives.

Emulex failover software gets HP support
Emulex Corp. has announced that the Emulex MultiPulse host bus adapter (HBA) driver software is now supported by Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP). The MultiPulse software aggregates the bandwidth and availability of HBAs, switch ports and array controllers, and manages multiple I/O streams, directing each request to the least utilized path. The product will be offered with both 32-bit and 64-bit HP Integrity and ProLiant serves, including BladeSystem models. The MultiPulse HBA drivers are also supported in HP's EVA 4000, 6000 and 8000; MSA1500cs; XP12000 and XP10000 arrays.

Riverbed joins NetApp partner program
Riverbed Technology Inc. said that it has joined the Network Appliance Inc. (NetApp) Partner Program. As a member of the program, Riverbed will accelerate NetApp SnapMirror data transfer rates.

FarStone announces PC disaster recovery patent
PC utilities developer FarStone Technology Inc. announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded it the patent number 7,039,830 for its RestoreIT disaster recovery (DR) software. This latest patent addresses the ability of RestoreIT to automatically create restore points on a PC before downloading content from a network or the Internet.

Capricorn announces new low-end PetaBoxes
Capricorn Technologies Inc. has begun shipping two additions to its PetaBox product line. The new offerings include the GB3000, a 3 TB 1U standalone box and the TB120, a 120 TB storage system built from racked GB3000s. The GB3000 and TB120 PetaBoxes are available immediately from Capricorn. No entry-level pricing was available.

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