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CommVault Crawls Into Compliance

As regulators begin clamping down on companies for not complying with rules governing the storage and archiving of emails, the storage industry is brimming with vendors eager to offer their assistance.

Storage software vendor CommVault Systems Inc. is the latest player to the table. As the Oceanport, N.J., company prepares to announce enhancements across its entire QiNetix software platform next week, it will also be throwing a new product for email compliance into the mix.

CommVault says it will start shipping both its enhanced platform and its new QiNetix DataArchiver software next month. The new software product is aimed specifically at keeping email on Microsoft Corp.'s (Nasdaq: MSFT) Exchange Server compliant with the slew of new and beefed-up laws and regulations that have recently been lobbed at a variety of different industries. CommVault says the software also works with all versions of Microsoft Exchange, including the new Exchange Server 2003, which was launched today (see Vendors Support MS Exchange 2003). CommVault says it will cost approximately $50 per mailbox.

DataArchiver provides very unique capabilities,” says Chris Van Wagoner, CommVault’s director of product marketing. “It’s perfect for long-term, fixed-content record retention.”

The software integrates with tamper-proof compliance media for retaining any emails that are subject to regulations or vulnerable to discovery in the case of litigation, Van Wagoner says.

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