Symantec offered a host of technology updates for partners and customers at its Vision Conference, hitting areas such as backup, storage, governance, and, of course, security.
Announced for the second half of 2011, Symantec Enterprise Vault 10 will add data classification service (DCS) to its capabilities. This new feature leverages Symantec's data loss prevention technology to analyze email content and metadata to automatically classify the email and assign the appropriate archiving and retention policy for that message or even flag the message to be reviewed for compliance reasons.
Additionally, through new partnerships with CommonDesk, FaceTime, Globanet, Hanzo and Socialware, Enterprise Vault 10 automatically archives social media interactions for compliance, eDiscovery or corporate governance purposes. Organizations can comply with requirements for social media communications without restricting or banning the use of those tools.
Symantec is also streamlining its branding by renaming its Symantec.cloud email archiving service to Enterprise Vault.cloud starting in June. The service enables organizations of all sizes to address the challenges of email storage management, legal discovery, and regulatory compliance, with the ease and efficiency of a purely hosted archiving service. With no hardware, software, or plug-ins to install and maintain, this solution offers unlimited email storage and retention.