06 June 2011 15:50:29
The need to manage and archive email information for discovery and compliance purposes is imperfectly understood by many companies, which can result in security and regulatory issues, according to messaging system provider C2C.
The use of mailbox capacity caps is one factor that endangers email security for the purposes of compliance, the company said, since it forces workers to make decisions about message deletion and could wind up causing actionable information to be destroyed.
This also, according to C2C, prompts some to move and archive older messages on their own, further complicating potential discovery procedures.
"Few predicted the complexities of managing massive amounts of data, but since 1996, C2C has preached against mailbox quotas, and offered solutions for email management," company CEO Dave Hunt said.
According to other experts, cloud computing can potentially complicate regulatory issues as well, though the framework also has the ability to drastically simplify such matters as well. Used properly, a centralized repository of legally relevant information can lend itself to smooth and hassle-free eDiscovery procedures.
-McAfee Cloud Security