SOURCE: Sherpa Software

August 06, 2008 08:06 ET

Sherpa Software Releases Mail Attender for Notes Version 8.0

Mail Attender for Notes Provides Automated Checks and Balances to Ensure the Proper Execution and Adherence to Corporate Compliance Policies

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwire - August 6, 2008) - Sherpa Software today announced the release of version 8.0 of Mail Attender for Notes that among other enhancements, provides internal mechanisms that certify that the proper steps have been taken prior to executing corporate compliance actions.

Mail Attender is a Domino-centric solution that assists companies in addressing email management, archiving, discovery, and compliance requirements as they may relate to regulations such as SOX, the new amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and others. Mail Attender is a non-invasive, platform independent, email archiving and content management product that does not require any additional hardware or software components.

Mail Attender version 8.0 takes specific aim at compliance policies by taking the guesswork out of the equation and providing automated checks and balances, ensuring that the proper chronology of events has occurred and that each step required to execute the policy correctly has been completed. Using a task-oriented style menu, administrators can see the configuration requirements that must be defined for the policies to properly carry out their function.

In addition, administrators can define specific requirements within the policy that will prevent the policy from executing if users did not receive notifications of the documents and attachments within their mailboxes that will be archived or deleted. This ensures that the standards in place regarding corporate communications have been followed. As a final safeguard, prior to the policies execution, reports can be run to test and verify that the policies comply with the corporate requirements.

"Compliance is a key area of concern for many corporate leaders," says Kevin Ogrodnik, President of Sherpa Software. "Establishing the policy is half the battle, making sure it's carried out is another. This new version not only provides the tools to create your policies but it also provides internal mechanisms to ensure the policy did what it was intended to do."

Additional steps have also been taken to save administrators set up time. Mail Attender offers a proficiency-level architecture that provides custom user interfaces based on the administrator's level of experience with the product (novice and expert). This allows users to see the features relevant to their competency within the product, thus streamlining the creation process and reducing the risk of error.

For more information on Mail Attender for Notes, visit www.sherpasoftware.com.

About Sherpa Software:

Sherpa Software is a privately held company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a worldwide distribution channel. Sherpa designs and develops groupware utility software targeted to provide archiving, email management, policy enforcement and content discovery functionality that is not inherent within IBM Lotus Notes or Microsoft Exchange. Products include: Mail Attender for Notes and Exchange, Discovery Attender for Notes and Exchange, Archive Attender for Exchange, File Attender for Notes and Database Attender for Notes.

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