“What does Unified mean to you?”
The strength of the Unified Archive® is defined by architecture that is singular, elastic, and able to store an entire corpus of unstructured data in ONE repository. Unlike “integrated” systems which rely on connecting multiple data silos to perform related tasks, the Unified Archive® eliminates duplicate material across the enterprise and allows for multiple functions for multiple needs to be performed on single data copies. One product and one platform means reduced risk, reduced need for storage, reduced search times, and unparalleled data control.
The ZL Unified Archive® has innumerable advantages, but each can have different benefits to different people. Find out why less can mean more, based on your specific role in the enterprise.
A unified data approach is critical to the future of business analytics, which are beginning to unlock the competitive value of unstructured data. As text analysis and natural language processing technologies rapidly improve, there is massive potential for communications data created within the enterprise to be used for insight to the business process and efficiency, and to show “trending” issues within the company. Unified architecture is essential to this opportunity, because it is the only method that can provide a single aggregated pool of this information across the enterprise. With unstructured data taking so many forms, a single repository that can amass all file types is the only way enterprises can formulate comprehensive analysis of their business activities. The Unified Archive® provides this via a comprehensive Corporate eMemory™ of archived communication and documents, setting the foundation for interactive analysis and mapping of human-generated data. Rather than just fulfilling the needs of information storage for defensive purposes, ZL provides the next generation of unstructured data control by harnessing “Big Data” and converting it to a strategic asset that reflects the human-driven activities of the business process.
Having a unified solution gives unique benefits to lifecycle management of documents, allowing a single data copy to have different retention policies defined based on the specific audience that needs to view it. This gives the exclusive ability for a single data copy to be available to a certain group (such as a department) only for the lifespan defined by their needs, while the same data copy can remain accessible by other groups that require a longer retention period. This feature minimizes risk and reduces the amount of storage required, while maximizing the specificity in control that is needed by large companies. Unified Archive® puts records managers in control to organize information from a single point of access, while simultaneously allowing the needs of eDiscovery and compliance to be fulfilled within the same system.
Total defensibility is certain; because only one unique data copy is ever kept, there will never be overlooked lingering copies of information sitting somewhere else in the enterprise. Global searches over billions of documents take seconds instead of days, providing world-class early case assessment. The axiom “garbage in, garbage out” is true both for statistics as well as EDRM point solutions: they’re only as good as the information you give them. The Unified Archive® remedies this by providing a repository of enterprise unstructured data that is absolutely complete and in one location. Rather than searching the “sandbox” of information stored or exported into a point solution, ZL lets you search the entire “beach” of unstructured data in the whole enterprise, unearthing all information and persons of relevance quickly so that the right course of action can be determined.
ZL Unified Archive is a platform for ALL enterprise unstructured data, ingesting and indexing a vast array of file types as they are created into one elastic, GRID architecture repository. Global single-instance storage (SIS) ensures that each unique document is only stored once, meaning that actions taken for different purposes (compliance, eDiscovery, records management) are still only linked to one digital copy. This absence of redundant material and elimination of silos means that there are no lingering/duplicate copies, no inconsistent search results, and no disjointed retention policies to cause risk. A single solution for all related data and efficient storage means search times that take only seconds across the entire enterprise, offering a highly comprehensive and accessible view of all unstructured data.
As a solution catering to large businesses with specific needs, ZL Unified Archive is equipped for the cloud and is capable of 100% virtualization. Multiple deployment options are available including full-cloud, on-premise, and mixed (hybrid) configurations. With the flexibility to fulfill highly specific security needs in multiple environments, ZL offers support that is designed for the future of data, rather than just the present.
Compliance Managers & Reviewers
A unified approach ensures that that each unique piece of information stored only once, and in only one place. While having the auxiliary benefit of reducing needed storage space, this system is unique in ensuring 100% capture of unstructured data in the enterprise and allowing for much faster, much more accurate search capabilities. The compliance inbox offers a centralized dashboard for data review, and offers easy access to the advanced settings and lexicons which allow ZL to exceed industry standard regulations by offering extremely granular control. Content-based analysis of language, expanding far beyond keywords, helps vastly reduce false positives in compliance monitoring, saving time and unnecessary effort. The result is a compliance platform that is extremely efficient and accurate, and allows compliance efforts to be focused on reviewing material that is truly relevant.