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Iron Mountain Recognized as a Strong Performer in Message Archiving Software by Independent Research Firm

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Iron Mountain's NearPoint® Cited for its Robust Storage Management Capabilities and Strong Functionality for archiving Exchange, Sharepoint and other files</i> </p>

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Iron Mountain Recognized as a Strong Performer in Message Archiving Software by Independent Research Firm08:30 EDT Tuesday, March 15, 2011 BOSTON (Business Wire) -- Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the information management company, announced that it has been named as a strong performer in the March 2011 “The Forrester Wave ™: Message Archiving Software, Q1 2011” report for its NearPoint on-premise content archiving solution. Iron Mountain is among a select group of nine companies that Forrester Research, Inc. evaluated in the report. Forrester's Wave report assessed these top message archiving vendors on a 90-criteria evaluation of their current offerings, strategy and market presence. The report is based on an analysis of data from vendor surveys, product demos and customer reference calls. Forrester set default weightings to reflect their analysis of the needs of large message archiving users — and/or other scenarios as outlined in the Forrester Wave document — and then scored the vendors based on a clearly defined scale. The final scores generate the graphical depiction of the market based on current offering, strategy and market presence. NearPoint received its top scores for strategy – particularly its reseller partnerships – and its market presence. The Forrester report states that Iron Mountain's “vision is to provide systems and services that help organizations lower the risk and cost of managing information. The vendor achieves this through a platform that delivers efficient capture technologies, text analytics, intelligent workload applications and a location-agnostic repository of record.” “The amount of information that companies create is growing exponentially. Archiving is key to effectively managing this information as it allows companies to lower their storage costs and to better know what they have so they can avoid compliance and discovery risks,” said Scott Whitney, vice president and general manager of archive services, Iron Mountain. “We're proud to be recognized by Forrester as a strong performer in ‘The Forrester Wave: Message Archiving Software, Q1 2011' report.” The Iron Mountain NearPoint solution is an enterprise-archiving platform that consistently manages the retention and disposition of email, files and SharePoint® information per corporate governance policy. NearPoint provides applications for discovery, compliance, legal-hold, recovery and end-user search as part of an information management framework. The content archiving solution enables customers to reduce information risk and lower their storage and discovery costs. NearPoint is part of Iron Mountain's comprehensive portfolio of cloud and on-premise information management solutions. For more information about Iron Mountain's range of integrated information management solutions, please visit About Iron Mountain Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) provides information management services that help organizations lower the costs, risks and inefficiencies of managing their physical and digital data. The company's solutions enable customers to protect and better use their information—regardless of its format, location or lifecycle stage—so they can optimize their business and ensure proper recovery, compliance and discovery. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain manages billions of information assets, including business records, electronic files, medical data, emails and more for organizations around the world. Visit or follow the company on Twitter @IronMountain for more information. Iron MountainLaura Sudnik, 508-808-7528Laura.Sudnik@ironmountain.comorWeber ShandwickAmy Shirk,