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New Tools for New Rules

With revisions to the U.S. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) set to go into effect Friday, it's no surprise we're seeing products aimed at facilitating e-discovery and compliance this week. (See Two-Gig Fibre Channel: Party of One?, Retention Rules Set to Change, and Storage Goes to Law School.)

Today, CommVault released a potentially useful addition to its archiving product, and newcomer InBoxer rolled out a more off-beat approach to sifting through email.

Both products are aimed at making it easy for lawyers and compliance officers to search electronic documents, without requiring a lot more effort on the part of IT. That's because the new rules call for corporate officers to produce electronic documents as part of the pretrial process as well as during litigation, or face hefty fines.

CommVault added an Outlook Add-In feature to its DataArchiver product that lets organizations search through an Outlook interface regardless of whether email or attachments are on disk, tape, or any other media. (See CommVault Enhances Search.)

InBoxer takes an appliance approach to email archiving with the InBoxer Anti-Risk Appliance. The appliance lets organizations search their archived email through a Web browser. (See InBoxer Adds Appliance.)

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