SOURCE: Sherpa Software

May 06, 2008 03:00 ET

New Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedures Force Companies to Find New Email Management Systems

Lotus Notes Products From Sherpa Software Provide Extensive Email Management, Archiving, Electronic Discovery, Policy Enforcement and Database Administration Capabilities

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwire - May 6, 2008) - New amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures (court procedures for civil suits) are leading more companies to reevaluate their current email management and archiving systems and find e-discovery software that allows for quick searching and retrieval of electronically stored information (ESI) in response to litigation and discovery requests.

The new amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures, as well as other regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, require companies to have an understanding of the breadth and depth of their information stores and establish preservation policies, archive locations, search methods and deletion procedures to properly manage the lifecycle of information in the eyes of the government and courts.

Sherpa Software's award-winning Lotus Notes products are specifically designed to provide extensive email management, archiving, content filtering, policy enforcement and database administration capabilities to companies addressing issues relating to legal and regulatory compliance requirements, storage management and e-discovery (electronically stored information which could be relevant evidence in a lawsuit), within IBM Lotus Domino.

Sherpa Software's Attender Utilities for Lotus Notes include:

--  Mail Attender® -- a comprehensive email management tool that
    provides central control over email content, allowing you to archive
    information, manage archive databases, address compliance requirements,
    implement retention/deletion polices, search content, enforce quotas and
    much more.
--  Discovery Attender® -- a search and discovery tool that automates
    investigative tasks in Domino server databases (.NSF files), instant
    message logs and common file storage areas (.doc, .xls, .pdf, etc.).
--  Database Attender® -- a database management and archiving tool that
    gathers information about the Notes infrastructure and provides proactive
    control over ACL settings, content, database usage/growth and database
    deployment management.
--  File Attender® -- a Lotus Notes-based file management and archiving
    product that manages the files on a user's hard drive or on a Domino
    server. This includes files on any random access storage that the
    user/server can address.

Mail Attender® for Lotus Notes software was recently selected as a finalist in the Best Messaging and Collaboration Solution for the 2008 IBM Lotus Awards. Submissions were chosen based on their ability to leverage IBM software that offers significant business value, creativity and uses the latest release of IBM Lotus Notes® and Lotus Domino® 8 software.

For more information about Sherpa Software's Lotus Notes products, visit

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 electronic discovery functionality that is not inherent within IBM Lotus Notes or Microsoft Exchange.