Symantec Releases First Veritas Products

Symantec this week issued the first joint products since acquiring Veritas in a $10.5 billion deal last month, focusing on e-mail security and archiving and Linux-based storage management.

Symantec says its new E-mail Security and Availability solution makes it “the only company addressing the full range of business and IT needs around keeping messaging systems and data secure and readily available.”

The product targets spam and viruses and automatically manages the lifecycle of older e-mails through Veritas’ Enterprise Vault archiving technology. The offering also promises to keep customers’ e-mail infrastructures resilient against failure.

The offering is targeted at companies that need to comply with data protection and retention regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA, offering filtering of e-mail at all stages of transmission, and archiving, retention, discovery and supervision capabilities.

The product also reduces the cost and time of migrating to newer versions of Microsoft Exchange, with no downtime, while protecting data during migration, Symantec said.

Linux Storage Management Gets a Boost

Symantec also released version 4.1 of the Veritas Storage Foundation products, including Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC, Storage Foundation Cluster File System, Storage Foundation for Databases, Veritas Volume Replicator and Veritas Cluster Server. The storage management products include improved performance and availability, along with 64-bit support on Linux.

With the Linux 2.6 kernel, the operating system now has the scalability and performance for mission-critical workloads, said Sean Derrington, Symantec’s senior manager of the Storage and Server Management Group.

The 4.1 versions support the latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 operating systems and 64-bit computing architectures such as Intel’s Itanium and Xeon EM64T and AMD Opteron. They offer twice the performance of native file systems, and support configurations up to 256 terabytes and more than 1,000 disks, including support for tiered storage, Derrington said.

The Storage Foundation software family of products can be purchased starting at $400, and Cluster Server and Volume Replicator start at $1,500.

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Paul Shread
eSecurity Editor Paul Shread has covered nearly every aspect of enterprise technology in his 20+ years in IT journalism, including an award-winning series on software-defined data centers. He wrote a column on small business technology for, and covered financial markets for 10 years, from the dot-com boom and bust to the 2007-2009 financial crisis. He holds a market analyst certification.

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