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Veritas introduces Enterprise Vault 12.1



Today, I’m pleased to announce the general availability of Veritas Enterprise Vault™ 12.1. This release builds on the feature themes established earlier this year with Enterprise Vault 12 – Better Control, Enhanced Supervision and Search, and Improved Manageability – with particular focus on helping organizations manage individual archived items as electronic records.    Enterprise Vault 12.1 includes new enhancements designed to help U.S. Federal customers meet the Managing Government Records Directive.  See my next VOX blog for more information on this topic later this week.

This same functionality can help any company implement a records management policy for their archived content.   New features allow for the creation of default record types to be specified based on the user or group during provisioning. Record types and associated retention can also be set via classification by the Veritas Information Classifier (introduced in Enterprise Vault 12.0) and through manual classification by end-users.   Record types can be assigned to email, files, SharePoint and any other content source ingested into Enterprise Vault.

Other new features include:

Better Control

  • Enhanced Classification performance when processing large lexicons
  • Increased Classification rule flexibility to allow targeting specific archives (by archive ID), by specific dates (using before, after and date ranges), and by Compliance Accelerator defined group

Improved Manageability

  • Enterprise Vault File System Archiving (FSA) Folder Shortcuts – Provide a direct link from file system folders to Enterprise Vault Search where archived content from the source location will be displayed. This can be used as an alternative to placeholders and shortcuts.
  • PowerShell Enhancements – Use PowerShell to configure file archiving targets and to quickly export archives in native item format or in container files.
  • Further integration with Veritas™ Data Insight - When items are archived via Data Insight 5.2 reporting, any classification tags and the report name are also added to the archived item. End users or discovery applications, such as Enterprise Vault Discovery Accelerator or Veritas eDiscovery Platform, can search the tags, providing easier access to specific content

Enhanced Supervision and Search

  • Accelerator Reporting - Create an “end-to-end” archive report for Enterprise Vault,Discovery Accelerator and Enterprise Vault Compliance Accelerator, tracking message progress from receipt, storage, and indexing all the way through to the search/sampling process
  • EV Search enhancements – Search via tags and simplified custom column selection

Although no new cloud enhancements were introduced with Enterprise Vault 12.1, it’s important to mention Enterprise Vault can now be hosted entirely in the cloud, running on either Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services. There is also a fully managed, partner-hosted option called EV247 available from bluesource, offering full Enterprise Vault functionality hosted in Azure.

Enterprise Vault 12.1 is available immediately and is a no-charge update for customers with current maintenance support contracts. Customers can download license keys and software from the MyVeritas portal. For more information about Enterprise Vault 12.x, please visit the Upgrade to Veritas Enterprise Vault 12 microsite.