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Symantec, Dell Team on Secure Email

Dell and Symantec will offer a turnkey Microsoft Exchange service for midsized enterprises that encompasses email security, backup and recovery, and archiving, the two companies said today.

Executives from the two companies say the new Secure Exchange, which will be marketed and sold by Dell, is aimed at organizations with anywhere from 500 to 2,000 Exchange users. Secure Exchange consists of Dell PowerEdge servers, PowerVault storage, Dell/EMC storage, Symantec's Mail Security 8200 Series, Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange, and Enterprise Vault and Backup Exec. Users can also buy it piecemeal as well.

Jeremy Burton, group president of Symantec's Security and Data Management Group, says Secure Exchange will also help midsized businesses better manage litigation and compliance. He says since 90 percent of email is spam, this tool will improve productivity for email, now considered a mission-critical app in most organizations.

And since most email inside an organization at some point contains intellectual property, safeguarding messaging is important, he says. "In lawsuits, one of the first things they look for is email," and these smaller companies must also comply with SEC email retention and disclosure regulations, for instance.

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