VeriSign Inc. yesterday unveiled the VeriSign Message Archive Service and the VeriSign Message Continuity Service to complement its VeriSign Email Security Service.
The addition of the new services will allow organizations to store, index and copy all business-related e-mail messages to meet compliance, legal discovery and business continuity needs without deploying additional hardware or software, according to VeriSign.
The new VeriSign Message Archive Service offers storage of inbound, outbound and internal e-mail in a secure repository, accessible 24/7. It features a Web-based interface that provides tools for searching and recovering e-mail, compliance workflow tools for supervising and monitoring messages, pre-defined and customizable reports for monitoring and demonstrating regulatory compliance, including reports for such regulations as SEC Rule 17a-4 and NASD Rule 3010. It also offers message continuity tools for composing, reading and replying to e-mails during mail server outages.
The VeriSign Message Continuity Service is an "always-on" continuity and disaster recovery service that provides 24/7 access to message content and e-mail functionality. The service intercepts and copies all inbound and outbound e-mails, and stores them in a 30-day rolling message store. Administrators and end-users can access a secure, searchable message store to recover lost or deleted e-mails. If an enterprise's mail server becomes unavailable, the service will continue to copy messages, and queue them for delivery once service is restored.
Both the Message Archive and Message Continuity Services integrate with SMTP-compatible e-mail systems such as Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes and Novell GroupWise.
The VeriSign Email Security Service helps businesses combat spam and e-mail-borne viruses.