Securing Secondary Storage for SOX

By | February 10, 2006

Although the purpose of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act was to ensure corporate financial accountability and eliminate the risk of any future Enron-type debacle, it has had a major impact on IT departments.

Sarbanes-Oxley requires companies to store and protect all relevant financial records for seven years, and those records may include unstructured and semi-structured data such as e-mail in addition to spreadsheets, contracts, audit reports, and the like.

As business-critical data proliferates, so does the demand for secondary and archival storage. The majority of storage solutions in this category use tape media, which is the most prevalent source for data recovery and backup.

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