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Custom-built technology expands Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) portfolio to meet critical needs for email search, compliance and legal risk

MINNEAPOLIS – Arcserve, LLC, whose breakthrough data protection and availability solutions deliver enterprise power with small team simplicity, today announced its acquisition of custom built email archiving technology, FastArchiver. With this transaction, Arcserve addresses critical needs for organizations of all sizes, which like large enterprises, must protect corporate email records and make them easily accessible for audits and legal discovery.

Available through its award-winning Arcserve UDP solution portfolio, the company’s new offering, Arcserve UDP Archiving, efficiently stores archived on-premise, public or private cloud email in a location independent of the primary mail system, with advanced features not found in traditional cloud email services. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Regardless of the size or complexity of an organization, email archiving is a fundamental part of any security, IT and document management strategy. Aside from the more obvious use cases associated with long-term email retention, an advanced archiving solution must also simplify email search and recovery, and enable users to optimize email server storage,” said Andrew Smith, Senior Research Analyst, Storage Software at IDC. “Arcserve is entering a highly competitive email archiving market, but its proven backup capabilities and established reputation in the industry make archiving a valuable addition to its portfolio. These new tools should resonate well with Arcserve's target market, particularly midsize and decentralized enterprise organizations seeking to improve compliance and reduce risk.”

“This is a very exciting time for Arcserve as we continue to push the envelope to meet customer and partner demand for an easier way to execute against evolving business requirements,” said Mike Crest, CEO of Arcserve. “By integrating email archiving into Arcserve UDP, we’re addressing a long sought-after need in a way that not only provides a seamless, robust user experience, but creates further data protection and email archiving synergies through one powerful, yet remarkably simple solution.”

Reduce risk and easily meet requirements for litigation support and compliance

Arcserve UDP Archiving enables organizations of all sizes to:

Diminish Risk: protect from cloud email service outages or malfunctions, and access archive email 24
x 7
Meet Legal Requirements: leverage powerful features not found in many cloud email services, including: full text search, tagging, hit highlighting, save search, search export, and multi-language support
Adhere to Corporate Governance: comply with requirements using audit trails, reporting, retention management, and role-based access controls for security arcserve.com
Preserve for Defensible Disposition: retain emails as records with legal hold management, and preserve them as unalterable records the moment they are sent or received
Manage Email Lifecycle: collect “sent” or “received” email from all popular email platforms, and systematically remove email records at the end of their life

Partner-ready for effortless deployment through Arcserve UDP

Arcserve UDP Archiving enables partners to expand their addressable market, add another revenue stream
and assist Microsoft Office 365 users with:

Multi-Tenancy: easily support multiple end-users and decentralized organizations, including those with remote or branch office locations, and enable large or multi-national organizations to manage multiple divisions
Exchange Journal Capture: provide Office 365 customers with a simple way to capture Exchange journal email and store it at a location outside of Office 365
Flexible Deployment Options: support cloud, hybrid and on-premise deployments with low cost of storage for archive email
Storage Efficiency: optimize mail server storage to reduce costs with single instance storage, while increasing mail server performance

“As an organization that relies heavily on email, as most do, it’s critical that we can retain, search and access email records at a moment’s notice,” said Michael Gruber, Senior Systems Administrator at UNICEF Canada.

“In one case, we spent days trying to restore and locate emails for an investigation; days that amounted to wasted cost and resources. Arcserve UDP Archiving is not only extremely easy to use – truly plug-and-play – but it’s a solution I wish I would’ve had years ago.”

Availability
Arcserve UDP Archiving will be generally available via software package across North America, Asia Pacific, EMEA, and Latin America in the summer, with appliance availability in the fall.

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Arcserve is a leading provider of data protection and recovery software that provides organizations with the assurance that they can recover their data and applications when needed. Launched in 1990, Arcserve provides a comprehensive solution for cloud, virtual and physical environments, on premise or in the cloud, backed by unsurpassed support and expertise. Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP), available on Arcserve’s appliance or your hardware, drives a full range of highly efficient and integrated data protection capabilities through a simple, web-based user console. Arcserve has a customer base of 45,000 end users in more than 150 countries and partners with over 7,500 distributors, resellers and service providers around the world. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with offices around the world. Visit www.arcserve.com.

The U.S. Justice Department recently announced that 32-year-old Roman Valeryevich Seleznev, known as "Track2," was sentenced to 27 years in prison for a series of cyber attacks that caused over $169 million in damages.

It's the longest prison sentenced ever given to a hacker in the United States.

Seleznev was convicted in August 2016 for hacking into point-of-sale (PoS) systems and installing malware designed to steal millions of credit card numbers from more than 500 U.S. businesses between October 2009 and October 2013. Approximately 3,700 financial instutitions were impacted by the attacks.

The stolen data was then transferred to servers under Seleznev's control in Russia, the Ukraine, and McLean, Virginia, after which Seleznev sold stole the credit card numbers on carding websites.

Among the businesses Seleznev targeted was Seattle, Washington's Broadway Grill, which was forced into bankruptcy following the attack.

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http://www.esecurityplanet.com/hackers/russian-hacker-sentenced-to-27-years-in-u.s.-prison.html

Today’s threat environment is more complex than ever before, requiring that businesses be prepared to combat attacks from many different directions.

These days,  outages or issues are often the result of non-traditional concerns or events. As you think about each of the items below, remember that your first step will be to determine the potential risk. Once you understand the risk, you can identity the impact of an occurrence, and determine and implement an appropriate mitigation strategy.

Ask yourself the following questions to determine your potential threats and risks.

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https://www.mha-it.com/2017/04/todays-threat-environment-how-vulnerable-is-your-business/

Efficient storage management includes migrating aging data through progressively less-expensive storage tiers. When data ends its migration at the cold storage stage, you can keep it for long periods of time at very low cost.

Cloud-based data storage generally falls into these four storage classes or tiers:

  • Hot storage is primary storage for frequently accessed production data.
  • Warm storage stores slightly aging but still active data. It costs less because the underlying storage systems don’t have the high performance and availability requirements, but it keeps data quickly accessible.
  • Cool storage houses nearline data, which is less frequently accessed data that needs to stay accessible without a restore process.
  • Cold storage is a backup and archival tier that stores data very cheaply for long periods of time. Restore expectations are few and far between. Security, durability and low cost characterize this tier.

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http://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/storage-services/the-cold-cloud-long-term-backup-storage-in-the-public-cloud-1.html

I have a huge German Shepherd that ranks only slightly behind my human children when it comes to being spoiled and how much attention he gets.  I’ve been working on training him for nearly a year now, and he amazes me with how intelligent he is. He knows all the basics: sit, stay, here, lay down, etc. But he also picked up detecting scents very quickly and is learning to detect things with his nose that I can’t even see with my eyes. And he does all of these things faster than most kids learn to break the Netflix password.  

The other day, working with him on his training points, I thought to myself, “Woah, my dog speaks human.” Not just English either. He speaks German (that’s the language he's trained in), and he totally understands it. I realized the problem is that I don't speak “Dog.” My dog knows about 30 human words, and they are words in a language his master has no business trying to pronounce, mind you. But he knows what those words mean, and he gets the tasking or request down every time they're uttered. He could look at me for an hour and bark, growl, howl, yip, or yelp constantly, and he could be telling me the cure for cancer and I wouldn’t know it.  

OK that’s interesting, but what does it have to do with better communication among techies?

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http://blogs.forrester.com/chase_cunningham/17-04-24-for_better_security_operations_speak_to_the_pack_in_its_native_tongue

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