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Permabit Advances Technology Edge With Patent for Protecting Archive Data
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Cambridge, MA -- Permabit Technology Corporation, the provider of scalable data reduced storage for enterprise archiving, announced today it was awarded United States Patent No. 7,287,027 covering the company's method for protecting history in a file system. The patent covers Permabit's secure method of enforced retention of a file, or versions of a file, in a file system for any length of time, thereby protecting the long-term integrity of data for large enterprises.
The newly patented technology offers enterprise customers highly reliable safeguards against deletion or modification of protected records, as required by government regulations -- such as Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC Rule 17a-4, NASD 3010/3110 and FDA 21 CFR Part 11 or corporate best practices that meet the mandates of litigation support for e-discovery. It specifically addresses the long-term archiving needs of large pools of data including the storage of content such as email, medical records, medical studies, legal documents, financial information and schematics for product design and manufacturing.
"Long-term retention of digital content is increasingly vital for enterprises. Lack of an effective data retention strategy and implementation has cost companies hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal expenses. In addition, fines, sanctions and penalties can cost millions," says George Crump, President, Storage Switzerland. "Regulations and corporate governance are rapidly extending the length of time that data is required to be retained. Permabit has created an industry leading solution that effectively addresses these needs head on, is ahead of the competitive curve and leads the industry through its technical innovations."
The awarded patent technology is currently integrated into Permabit's archiving storage solutions, and all of Permabit's customers are benefiting from it today. Permabit delivers the industry's only scalable data reduced storage, meeting the enterprise need for migration-free, reliable, disk-based storage for archiving records and compliance data. Permabit systems provide a secure and cost-effective means of storing and retrieving the massively growing amounts of enterprise data.
This patent marks the third that Permabit has been awarded. The company has 32 other patents pending covering diverse areas of innovation including scalable, fault-tolerant storage technologies, data deduplication, efficient protection against and recovery from multiple failures in a storage system, and records retention. Many of these pending patents are expected to be approved in the coming year, along with new product developments that will solidify Permabit's industry leadership in enterprise archiving.
"This is a fundamental patent that we filed when we developed technology that provided secure WORM capabilities which were unprecedented in enterprise archiving," said Jered Floyd, Chief Technology Officer at Permabit. "Today, with the issue of this patent our competitive edge is acknowledged. We continue to deliver the industry's most cost-effective and reliable, disk-based solutions for storing enterprise data."
Permabit, of Cambridge, Mass., is the leading supplier of scalable data reduced storage for enterprise archiving. Permabit was founded in 2000 by a technical and business team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For more information visit http://www.permabit.com/.
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