SOURCE: iLumin Software Services, Inc.

June 13, 2005 09:09 ET

iLumin Joins StorageTek's TekAlliance Partner Program to Offer Joint Solutions for Email Management

Customers Benefit From Advanced Message Archiving and Discovery Capabilities to Assist With Compliance and Litigation Support

RESTON, VA and LOUISVILLE, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 13, 2005 -- iLumin Software Services, a leading provider of email management solutions, and StorageTek®, the world's most trusted partner for storing and managing critical business information, today jointly announced certification(1) of iLumin's Assentor email management solution as interoperable with StorageTek's IntelliStore™ Intelligent Archive Solution.

Customers can now use joint iLumin and StorageTek solutions to take control of email archives, with software from iLumin to capture, index and rapidly retrieve messages. Email is a vital business communication tool, and companies are rapidly adopting email management solutions to accommodate a variety of c-level issues. For example, the ability to preserve all electronic records exclusively in a non-rewritable and non-erasable format is required for compliance with certain industry and government regulations, and email discovery is often a critical part of litigation proceedings across all industries.

As part of the interoperability certification, iLumin is now qualified as a new member of the StorageTek TekAlliance™ Partner Program. This program offers mutual customers a wide portfolio of jointly sold and supported storage solutions to better meet their specific Information Lifecycle Management and storage needs.

"Email retention and discovery overlaps with other enterprise-wide initiatives, such as a company's messaging, storage, security and compliance strategies," said Todd While, vice president of Business and Channel Development at iLumin. "iLumin is partnering with StorageTek to allow its customer base to achieve an easy-to-manage, end-to-end archive solution. These joint customers can take advantage of a reliable email records management solution that scales to ensure timely access to business-critical information at a low total cost of ownership."

"Our customers are evaluating email management as part of their Information Lifecycle Management Strategies," said Cameron Van Orman, director, corporate alliances at StorageTek. "Partnering with iLumin, a proven email archiving vendor, gives customers a powerful new option as they decide on their technology spending."

About iLumin

iLumin provides a comprehensive suite of enterprise email management tools that maximize the business value of corporate email systems, lower the total cost of ownership and effectively manage the risks inherent with these systems. To address the ever-growing challenges of today's corporate messaging systems, iLumin's Assentor Enterprise delivers archiving and retention management, mail storage management, discovery and litigation support, regulatory compliance and corporate supervision solutions for the world's largest organizations.

About StorageTek

StorageTek (Storage Technology Corp.) (NYSE: STK) is a $2 billion global company that utilizes its information lifecycle management strategy to help businesses align the cost of storage with the value of their information. The company's innovative storage solutions manage the complexity and growth of information, lower costs, improve efficiency and protect investments. For more information, visit or call 1.800.877.9220.

On June 2, 2005, StorageTek and Sun Microsystems announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Sun will acquire StorageTek for $4.1 billion. The deal, which still must be approved by regulators and StorageTek shareholders, is expected to close some time in late summer or early fall 2005.

(1) "Certified interoperability" and "certification" are not a guarantee, but are an indication that very specific configurations of each company's product(s) have been tested together, on a specific platform (OS), if applicable, and have been found to be a working, supportable configuration by both companies.

TRADEMARKS: StorageTek is a registered trademark of Storage Technology Corp. All other products or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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    Vivek Ramgopal
    iLumin Software Services
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    Keith Giannini
    Schwartz Communications
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