Intradyn, supplier of simple, affordable appliance solutions for automated email archiving and retrieval, announced at Sony's AIT-5 US launch that it has expanded its line of proven appliances to now meet the email management needs of larger enterprises. Its new models have disk capacity of 1,5Tb and 3,7b.

The ComplianceVault "eSeries" email archiving appliances also feature enhanced usability functions, even more powerful software, and the ability to now support a virtually unlimited number of mailboxes. Each is a complete, application-specific, plug-and-play network server optimised for high performance and high availability, with an easy-to-use web interface.

The new models are the e1500 (1.5Tb disk capacity, 1U height) and e3700 (3.7Tb disk capacity, 2U height). Each model is based on the Intel S5000PAL platform and features dual Intel Xeon DP processors. The e1500 includes two 750Gb SATA drives, while the e3700 includes six 750Gb hot-swappable SATA, RAID 5 drives and features dual power supplies.

"Customer acceptance of our email archiving appliances has been phenomenal, and our lineup of marketing and OEM partners, with their broad marketing channels, is a testament to that," says Brent Bowlby, Intradyn CEO.

"The cost efficiency of our solution stands alone in the industry. But the one consistent thing we hear from our sales channels is that larger companies and governmental agencies want the appliance, too – they just need more disk capacity and even faster searching due to their rapidly expanding email volumes. The eSeries is a direct response to that demand."

Each eSeries ComplianceVault Email Archiving & Retrieval Appliance is an integrated hardware/software solution that captures all of a company's email on a continuous, real-time basis. The device stores all email on both hard disk and tape – the latter to unalterable WORM (write once, read many) tape media if required – via a Sony AITTM tape library with which it is bundled.

It works with Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes, Novell Groupwise, Mirapoint Message Server, or virtually any other IMAP or POP3 email system, including multiple email servers. It is non-disruptive to a company's IT infrastructure and requires no software to be loaded onto the e-mail server or to client computers.

It allows companies to meet a variety of email retention needs, whether related to regu-latory compliance (SEC, NASD, Sarbanes-Oxley, FDA 21 CFR Part 11, HIPAA), or simply for good business practice to enforce a company's internal email policy or electronic records management policy. The appliance also allows for rapid email searching to vastly improve responsiveness to legal discovery requests (e-discovery).