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EMC Plans New Services Portfolio

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Looking to improve an area where it has been traditionally weak, EMC this week will unveil a host of new storage services.

According to a company document obtained by, the Hopkinton, Mass., information systems vendor will announce data erasures, a government-geared service and 24-7 services for its ControlCenter, Documentum and Networker software.

Originally designed for the vendor’s mid-range Clariion and high-end Symmetrix storage systems, the data erasure services will now destroy data on certain IBM and Hitachi Data Systems machines.

The services will provide audited certification of information removal, meeting the demands of federal regulations such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley that call for electronic information be preserved for a specific length of time, then erased.

EMC will also trot out new high-speed remote monitoring and support software for all EMC machines. This package includes software components for authentication, authorization, audit and encryption to secure customers’ data.

The tool lets customers define security policies so they can decide what data users can access on all of the devices in an organization. The software provides identification, notification and simple management for all of the EMC devices in an organization through one portal.

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