FileNet Corporation announced a global strategic alliance agreement with Network Appliance, Inc. FileNet and NetApp will coordinate marketing and development activities to integrate and optimize FileNet ECM solutions with NetApp unified storage and information lifecycle management (ILM) solutions. Both companies are working to ensure tight product integration, validation, and support for NetApp fabric-attached storage (FAS) systems, NearStore storage systems, and SnapLock data permanence storage solution within the FileNet P8 product line, including FileNet Image Manager, FileNet Content Manager, and FileNet Records Manager suites. Customers can add the SnapLock functionality to existing NetApp NearStore and FAS systems and deploy it with FileNet’s Image Services Connector for SnapLock (ISCS) available in late December 2003. FileNet and NetApp also will develop a plan to test NetApp SnapMirror disaster recovery and high availability software for FileNet P8. FileNet will participate in the NetApp Manage ONTAP partner program.,