THE STATE OF DELAWARE STANDARDIZES ON MIMOSA SYSTEMS NEXT-GENERATION ARCHIVING SOLUTION TO ADDRESS EDISCOVERY AND BUSINESS CONTINUITY CHALLENGES

October 29, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Santa Clara, Calif. October 29, 2008 Mimosa Systems, a leader in Live Content Archiving solutions, today announced that the State of Delaware, the nation's first official state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, has implemented next-generation Mimosa NearPointTM unified content archiving solution to retain, preserve, protect and recover vital email data for its increasing number of Exchange mailboxes.

To serve its growing population, the State of Delaware offers numerous state agencies, from its legislative and judicial branches to its Department of Health and Social Services, all which rely heavily upon email communication to conduct daily business. Currently the Department of Technology and Information for the State of Delaware is managing 18,500 mailboxes in support of all offices and government agencies for the state. However, its IT organization was burdened with an increasing number of discovery requests that continued to consume time and resources which were already stretched thin from typical end user support requests.

"As part of our self mandated state litigation retention policy, we are currently saving all emails for a one year period, " said Douglas Lilly, lead telecom technologist, Department of Technology and Information for the State of Delaware. "While we had a backup solution already, it wasn't robust enough for our eDiscovery search and recovery needs. We needed a more proactive approach that could capture everything including calendar items, messages, tasks and item histories. After looking at all the large players, we selected Mimosa because it was the only unified solution for eDiscovery, storage optimization and disaster recovery."

In addition to NearPoint's comprehensive features, the State of Delaware was also impressed by the product's ability to eliminate journaling with zero overhead to Exchange. "The other vendors we looked at took an antiquated approach using journaling," added Lilly. "But Mimosa eliminates journaling with zero impact on Exchange. It's truly a next-generation archiving platform that will scale based on our business requirements."

Features of Mimosa NearPoint that are particularly important to the State of Delaware include:

Efficient and Comprehensive eDiscovery: Mimosa NearPoint has several features that expedite the eDiscovery process for the State of Delaware by leveraging complete content capture. These features include individual item-level legal holds, conversation and proximity analysis, and an intuitive search within a search-while demonstrating chain of custody as archived content moves through the workflow.
Continuous Capture and Archiving of Exchange Data: Mimosa NearPoint captures all of the State of Delaware's metadata, emails, folders, deletions, calendars, contacts, notes, and tasks, so relevant content can be quickly identified as part of an eDiscovery or disclosure request.
Next-Generation Grid Architecture: Mimosa NearPoint uses a Multi-Node Grid Architecture to support systems ranging from 100 mailboxes to tens of thousands of mailboxes in a single system so that the State of Delaware can seamlessly align resources and power based on their growing needs.

"Mimosa is pleased by the continued traction it is seeing in the state and local government sector," said T.M. Ravi, CEO, Mimosa Systems. "The momentum we see in this market category is another indicator of the success of our solution in areas where advanced content archiving features are critical. Mimosa NearPoint continues to demonstrate that it is the most advanced, unified solution available for the management and protection of critical email data."

About Mimosa NearPoint
Mimosa NearPoint addresses critical customer requirements around content archiving, eDiscovery, regulatory compliance, business continuity, and storage optimization in a unified solution. Mimosa NearPoint provides legal search workflow, employee supervision, immediate mailbox and message recovery, disaster recovery, email, instant message and file archiving, and self-service search and access in one solution. By leveraging cost-effective storage and advanced classification rules, NearPoint also optimizes content storage and reduces overall infrastructure costs.

About Mimosa
Mimosa Systems, Inc. delivers next-generation content archiving solutions for information immediacy, discovery, and continuity. Mimosa NearPoint is the industry's most comprehensive unstructured information management software solution for email, files, and instant messages, enabling archiving, eDiscovery, storage management, and recovery in a unified solution. Mimosa is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, recognized for its competencies in networking infrastructure solutions, ISV/software solutions, and advanced infrastructure solutions. Mimosa was founded in 2003 and is based in Santa Clara, California, with offices in Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, China, Australia, and India. For more information, visit http://www.mimosasystems.com.

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