CAMBRIDGE and PLEASANTON, California, October 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. and LSE: AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today unveiled a series of announcements elevating Autonomy ZANTAZ as the only vendor to deliver the most advanced and complete Proactive Information Risk Management solutions in the market. Information Risk Management, or IRM, is the act of dynamically and automatically mitigating the risks endemic to the everyday production of excess amounts of data through intelligent archiving, automated policy management and advanced eDiscovery.
The full spectrum of offerings include: media restoration, consolidated archiving, advanced electronic data discovery, review, production, real-time policy management and analytics. Most importantly, the entire spectrum is now based on one common platform -- Autonomy's Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL). IDOL automates the understanding and processing of all sources of operational information including email, instant messages, files, applications, voice and video. The combination of the ZANTAZ solutions and IDOL allows enterprise data to be simultaneously available across both operational systems and consolidated archives -- eliminating the need to deploy and maintain two separate IT solutions.
In two accompanying press releases issued today, Autonomy ZANTAZ announced version 6 of both its Enterprise Archive Solution (EAS) and Introspect software are now powered by IDOL. IDOL's ability to understand the meaning of information and its relationships enables organizations to apply key conceptual advances to the traditional IRM model and take a much more proactive stance to information management.
The comprehensive full spectrum of Autonomy ZANTAZ solutions introduces many industry innovations and "firsts":
*The most advanced and complete Proactive IRM solution available;
*Easy adoption of Proactive IRM, as Autonomy is already plumbed across many of the Global 2000;
*The first consolidated archive for all information sources, including video and voice;
*The evolution of advanced eDiscovery analytics, bringing intelligence and real-time policy management to the archive;
*The first integrated architecture with IDOL as the common platform to unify enterprise search, archiving and eDiscovery;
*The ability to conceptually process more than 1,000 data types across 100 different languages stored in more than 400 data repositories, including operational systems such as SAP and Oracle; and
*The most scalable and secure solution with the largest index and highest performance.
The explosion of unstructured information such as emails, documents, instant messaging, audio, video, blogs and web pages has introduced new challenges and potential threats to organizations regarding business operations, regulations and litigation preparedness. Regulatory changes mandate that all electronic information is discoverable and therefore organizations are now required to apply retention policies to far more than just email - facilitating the convergence of the archiving and eDiscovery markets.
In the report, Abysmal: The State of Retention Management (Forrester Research, Inc., July 2007), Barry Murphy states, "The gap between where organizations are today and where they should be is enormous. As a result, eDiscovery costs are high and repetitive. But the days of stakeholders looking the other way as legal teams spend millions of dollars per month on eDiscovery are over. Organizations are beginning due diligence on ways to more effectively conduct eDiscovery -- and to better effect overall information management. In some cases, these initiatives are led by IT; in other situations, they are led by legal; and once in a while, they're led by the business. In reality, it must be a combined effort."