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Legato Mines Iron Mountain

Legato Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: LGTO) has inked a licensing deal for its email archiving software with Iron Mountain Inc., the latest sign the industry is rapidly mobilizing to address the needs of managing massive amounts of email.

The deal follows a similar one Legato announced this week with Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ), which will resell Legato's EmailXtender message archiving software (see HP to Resell Legato Email Archiver).

And next week, HP plans to announce a partnership with Sector Inc., a division of the Securities Industry Automation Corporation (SIAC), to offer the financial industry outsourced email archiving services based on Legato's software.

"Clearly, we're getting more visible momentum, though it's still a young market," says George Symons, Legato's CTO.

Boston-based Iron Mountain, which is best known for its off-site document and tape vaulting services, will incorporate Legato's mailbox management technology into its enterprise email management services. Iron Mountain says it will provide customers an "archiving rules engine" that can selectively target email that needs to be archived and then automatically migrate those emails and attachments from the original email servers to Iron Mountain's off-site data center.

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