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CommVault Granted Four New Patents for Simpana Software Suite
Monday, April 07, 2008
Oceanport, NJ -- CommVault (Nasdaq: CVLT) today announced that the United States Patent Office has issued four new patents for innovations related to the CommVault® Simpana® software suite. The recently issued patents further extend protection to the Company’s CommNet™ Service Manager and Storage Manager modules.
Leveraging the CommVault Simpana suite’s single set of backend services, CommNet Service Manager and Storage Manager together provide a unified view of primary and secondary information management resources throughout the enterprise. Data protection operations are monitored against a single metric to greatly simplify administration, while detailed analysis of all information under management allows users to easily reclaim wasted storage, manage capacity and improve storage utilization.
"Since we develop all of our software in-house, intellectual property is a key asset for CommVault and the issuance of these four United States patents in addition to the rest of our portfolio demonstrates CommVault’s leadership in the area of data and information management," said Marcus Muller, CommVault’s Intellectual Property Counsel. "Pursuing patent protection is a long term process that complements the strategic vision of the Company. These patents validate CommVault’s significant and ongoing investment in our intellectual property."
U.S. patent 7,346,751 entitled "Systems and Methods for Generating a Storage-Related Metric" was issued on March 18, 2008. U.S. patents 7,343,459 entitled "Systems and Methods for Detecting & Mitigating Storage Risks"; 7,343,456 entitled "Hierarchical Systems and Methods for Providing a Unified View of Storage Information"; and 7,343,356 entitled "Systems and Methods for Storage Modeling and Costing" were issued on March 11, 2008.
As many enterprises adopt multi-layered data management strategies to help mitigate organizational risk, users require a more robust set of protection features that leverage a single approach to agents, policy management, recovery, reporting, and indexing. CommVault’s unique Singular Information Management® approach continues to address customers’ evolving IT needs by providing a unified suite of software designed to support their IT environment while aligning with the needs of their business.
Additionally, CommVault has also received seven other U.S. patents and three foreign patents during its fiscal year ending March 31, 2008. These patents continue to build on CommVault’s technology strength and enable customers to simplify data management, increase reliability, and speed recovery of critical business information.
CommVault maintains a diverse portfolio of intellectual property, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and technological know-how. In particular, CommVault frequently applies for patents in the United States and internationally to protect its inventions. CommVault currently owns 25 issued patents and 137 pending patent applications in the United States, as well as 23 issued patents in foreign countries and 73 pending foreign patent applications.
A singular vision — a belief in a better way to address current and future data management needs — guides CommVault in the development of Singular Information Management® solutions for high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of data on complex storage networks. CommVault's exclusive single-platform architecture gives companies unprecedented control over data growth, costs and risk. CommVault's Simpana® software suite of products was designed to work together seamlessly from the ground up, sharing a single code and common function set, to deliver superlative Data Protection, Archive, Replication, Search and Resource Management capabilities. More companies every day join those who have discovered the unparalleled efficiency, performance, reliability, and control only CommVault can offer. Information about CommVault is available at www.commvault.com. CommVault's corporate headquarters is located in Oceanport, New Jersey in the United States.
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