Symantec has launched the latest version of its Enterprise Vault and Enterprise Vault Discovery Collector technology to help organisations store, manage and discover information across the enterprise.

It said that Enterprise Vault 9.0 provides compliance and e-discovery searches by combining emails from Microsoft Exchange Online with on-premise archived content sources into a central repository, to allow organisations to reduce costs, centrally manage e-discovery and support internal investigations.

The Enterprise Vault Discovery Collector technology helps organisations discover unmanaged information from desktops and laptops, as well as data that has not yet been archived from SharePoint Server and file shares, and produce it for e-discovery requests.

Brian Dye, vice president of product management at Symantec's information management group, said: “Archiving is the foundation of a comprehensive information management strategy and allows organisations to delete confidently. Enterprise Vault 9.0 and the new Enterprise Vault Discovery Collector enable IT and legal departments to jointly develop and enforce retention policies, closing the gap between technology and policy to reduce risk.”

Julia White, director of Microsoft Exchange product management, said: “Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 helps customers achieve new levels of productivity and reduce the costs associated with business communications. By building on Exchange 2010, Symantec helps preserve the familiar user and administrative experiences customers desire, while having the flexibility to effectively address retention and compliance.”

Sergio Fedelini, assistant vice president of IT infrastructure at Mediterranean Shipping, said: “Enterprise Vault enables us to archive and purge records in the SharePoint Server 2010 database or move that data to cheaper storage, which has helped us reclaim 50 per cent, or 1TB, of primary storage.

“Enterprise Vault 9.0 will enable us to roll out SharePoint across all our locations and automatically remove local copies of records from the branch offices. Because of these features, we're going to save on the costs of distributed storage and in bandwidth.”