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Sun Launches SDRS

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW - News) today launched the Sun Secure Data Retrieval Server (SDRS) to help communications service providers address the EU Data Retention Directive requirements with a powerful, secure and flexible end-to-end solution.

Sun SDRS is designed as the industry's first end-to-end "plug-and-comply" appliance solution. Powered by CopperEye's revolutionary "Live Archive" technology, SDRS addresses not only the secure retention and life cycle of communications data but also the business processes by which this data is rapidly retrieved and securely disclosed, as defined in the EU directive.

With the new EU requirements for capturing and storing large volumes of compliance data such as call detail records and IP traffic, the requirement for fast secure retrieval of selected records makes traditional approaches of utilising a relational database or data warehouse too complex and too costly.

Unlike traditional technology alternatives, Sun's unique approach gives communication providers a complete, open standards-based solution secured through Sun's Solaris(TM) Operating System and the Sun(TM) Secure Global Desktop Software. Furthermore, the system can be deployed in a matter of weeks, rather than months required for other solutions, helping companies meet tight deployment deadlines without diverting IT staff from revenue-generating business projects.

"Due to the appliance approach adopted by Sun and CopperEye and its price/performance we have been able to implement a fully resilient solution, co-located at two geographically separated data centres, along with a significantly expanded storage capacity. This would not have been economical with alternative approaches," said Gareth Niblett, Head of Information Security, Kingston Communications. "We are achieving this with minimal modification to our vital business systems, reducing distraction from our core business objectives and minimising additional project risks in meeting our obligations."

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