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Iron Mountain Debuts Service

BOSTON -- Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE:IRM), the global leader in information protection and storage services, today introduced its Active Archiving Service for Email, a comprehensive solution for managing email storage, retention and legal discovery. The new archiving service completes Iron Mountain's Total Email Management Suite - providing email storage management, discovery, continuity, and disaster recovery and security services in a single, integrated, cost-effective solution.

Email is a vital business application, yet its benefits are offset by numerous costs and risks. All companies, regardless of size or industry, must contend with increasing volumes of email that strain the capacity and reliability of their email servers; new eDiscovery regulations that require legally defensible retention policies and quick access to emails in the event of litigation; and the impact to productivity when employees and IT staff spend time managing email instead of focusing on core business activities.

According to the Enterprise Strategy Group, 3 out of 4 electronic discovery events involve e-mail. "Given the growing costs of litigation and increasing regulatory pressures to effectively manage e-mail as a record of the business, there is a great need in the market for an email management solution that enables an efficient and legally defensible eDiscovery policy," said Brian Babineau, senior analyst for The Enterprise Strategy Group. "Now, with the addition of an active archiving solution and other message management capabilities including security and data protection, Iron Mountain is well- positioned to provide a full suite of services that address the common, yet growing email-related issues that companies face, including compliance, security, business continuity, and storage resource utilization."

"With the new amendments to Rule 26 and other Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, it is critical for all companies to have a reliable and cost- effective archiving solution for email," said John Clancy, president of Iron Mountain's Digital business unit. "With Iron Mountain's integrated, managed services, we can help companies mitigate these new risks and exposures, plus manage the traditional burdens of email by eliminating downtime and reducing the costs of storage and management."

Iron Mountain Inc.