MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. (PRWEB) July 8, 2005
Intradyn announced today at the 2005 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (http://www.microsoftwwpartnerconference.com) the public availability of a white paper it has jointly published with its partner Sony Electronics (NYSE: SNY). The paper examines one of todayÂs hottest technology and business issues: email archiving to achieve compliance with increasingly demanding laws and regulations, which require companies to (1) retain all their email, in some cases on non-alterable or WORM (write once, read many) media; and then (2) be capable of quickly accessing specific emails from those archives. The paper also addresses a hot sub-topic: secure ÂencryptionÂ of archived data.
The white paper, entitled ÂEmail-Archiving Regulatory Compliance for Small to Midsized Businesses (SMBs),Â is available for download at http://www.intradyn.com/pdfs/EmailArchiving-IntradynSony.pdf. It presents, in easy-to-understand business terms, the background behind the email compliance issue, and the requirements of such rules as the SECÂs 17a-4. The latter affects a market estimated at more than 100,000 small to midsized firms, and this is not the only industry segment affected by email retention and availability regulations. Finally, the white paper presents a simple, automated solution that meets the two prime requirements of SMBs today: simplicity and affordability. This solution combines IntradynÂs ComplianceVaultÂ appliance and SonyÂ® AITÂ tape technology and associated WORM tape media.
Specifically, the new Intradyn-Sony white paper addresses these important points about email archiving:
-The mission-critical nature of email today
-The need for Âarchiving,Â and how it differs from ÂbackupÂ
-How ÂencryptionÂ of archived data, an increasing concern, can be a simple, affordable option
-The need for quick search and retrieval of email
-Why existing ÂenterpriseÂ solutions for email archiving will not work for SMBs
-How an automated ÂapplianceÂ solution, combining the best of both disk and tape, can be an easy-to-implement answer to the problem of affordable email archiving for smaller firms
The Intradyn-Sony Partnership
Intradyn agreed to partner with Sony Electronics in 2004 to jointly market an integrated email archiving solution consisting of an Intradyn ComplianceVaultÂ appliance and a Sony AITÂ tape library. Sony formally announced the partnership in early 2005 (http://news.sel.sony.com/pressrelease/5697) and is reselling the ComplianceVaultÂ with and without SonyÂ® AITÂ tape libraries through its extensive solution provider network nationwide. Working with Sony, Intradyn has been directly involved in ComplianceVaultÂ training for more than 2,500 channel sales representatives from CDW, Insight, PC Mall, and Softmart over the past 60 days.
Email Archiving Solution
IntradynÂs ComplianceVaultÂ appliance is an integrated hardware/software solution that captures all of a user companyÂs email on a continuous basis, from a virtually unlimited number of mailboxes Â storing all email messages on both hard disk and unalterable media (SonyÂ® AITÂ WORM tape). The product is an easy-to-use appliance that connects quickly to the network to give smaller firms powerful email search and retrieval capabilities. It works with MicrosoftÂ® ExchangeÂ, Lotus NotesÂ®, Novell GroupwiseÂ®, or any IMAP or POP3 email server. It can be quickly installed, requires no integration or IT expertise, and allows the administrator to search the content of up to one million emails per second by keywords, date or range of dates, or by mailbox/user. In addition, the device has an audit feature that tracks all access to the system. For more information about the ComplianceVaultÂ Email Archiving & Retrieval Appliance, featuring SonyÂ® AITÂ tape technology, see http://www.intradyn.com/compliancevault/.
About Intradyn Inc.: IntradynÂs mission is ÂData Protection Made Simple.ÂÂ Headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, the company develops software that it incorporates into all-in-one data protection and preservation ÂappliancesÂ Â bringing enterprise-class functionality at prices affordable to small and midsized businesses (SMBs). Founded in 2001, Intradyn designs its products specifically to address the overriding IT issues facing smaller businesses today: complexity and affordability. It introduced the RocketVaultÂ Backup & Archiving Appliance in July 2003, and later that year won a ÂBest of the TestsÂ award from Network World magazine. The companyÂs other products include the BackAgainÂ family of data protection software for Microsoft WindowsÂ environments, and the ComplianceVaultÂ Email Archiving Appliance, which allows companies to affordably comply with such strict rules as the SECÂs email retention and availability regulations. The company sells its products throughout the U.S. and internationally through a growing network of resellers and partners, now numbering more than 120 organizations. Additional information is available at the companyÂs web site, http://www.intradyn.com, or by calling 651-203-4600.
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