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."
"Organizations can now spot and respond to potential risks before they materialize." said Mike Lynch , CEO of Autonomy. "Companies that seek a preventative approach can utilize real-time policy management tools to monitor activities in the organization and ensure that employees are adhering to corporate policies. In addition, they can employ a preparatory approach by proactively archiving appropriate information in advance of potential regulatory or legal requests. A proactive response enables users to rapidly retrieve and assess data at the earliest sign of litigation to determine if there is a valid case. And finally, when a company is faced with a lawsuit, they can now help expedite the review process through the most advanced eDiscovery processing and analytics in the market today."
ZANTAZ, an Autonomy company, is the leader in the archiving, eDiscovery and Proactive Information Risk Management (IRM) markets. It is the only vendor that offers an entire spectrum of Proactive Information Risk Management solutions ranging from consolidated archiving of all information sources including email, IM, enterprise systems, voice and video, to discovery and review, advanced eDiscovery, real-time policy management and analytics - all based on a common platform, IDOL. ZANTAZ solutions, which support more than 100 languages, are available as on-site software applications or on-demand software services (SaaS), or a combination of both. ZANTAZ customers include 9 of the 10 top global law firms, 11 of the Fortune 25 and 14 of the top 20 financial securities firms. Customers include Abbott Laboratories, Capital One, JMP Securities, Johnson & Johnson, Liberty Mutual, Linklaters, Philip Morris International and the U.S. Department of Interior. For more information, visit http://www.ZANTAZ.com or call 800-636-0095.
Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. and LSE: AU.L), is a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise and is spearheading the meaning-based computing movement. Autonomy's technology forms a conceptual and contextual understanding of any piece of electronic data including unstructured information, be it text, email, voice or video. Autonomy's software powers the full spectrum of mission-critical enterprise applications including information access technology, BI, CRM, KM, call center solutions, rich media management, information risk management solutions and security applications, and is recognized by industry analysts as the clear leader in enterprise search.
Autonomy's customer base comprises of more than 17,000 global companies and organizations including: 3, ABN AMRO, AOL, BAE Systems, BBC, Bloomberg, Boeing, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Daimler Chrysler, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft Foods, Lloyd TSB, NASA, Nestle, the New York Stock Exchange, Reuters, Shell, T-Mobile, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Autonomy also has over 300 OEM partners and more than 400 VARs and Integrators, numbering among them leading companies such as BEA, Business Objects, Citrix, EDS, IBM Global Services, Novell, Satyam, Sybase, Symantec, TIBCO, Vignette and Wipro. The company has offices worldwide.
The Autonomy Group includes: ZANTAZ, the leader in the archiving, e-Discovery and Proactive Information Risk Management (IRM) markets; Cardiff , a leading provider of Intelligent Document solutions; etalk, award-winning provider of enterprise-class contact center products and Virage, a visionary in rich media management and security and surveillance technology.
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