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20 years of leading data management

Built for Today’s Biggest Technology Challenges

ZL Tech has been a leader in information management for the past two decades, solving the biggest compliance, governance and privacy challenges for companies across the Fortune 500 and beyond. At the core of ZL Tech’s vision is its unique differentiator, a unified architecture that centralizes billions of documents and all governance functions under one platform, eliminating today’s fractured data silos.

ZL Tech began in 1999 as an email security company, expanding its scope over the years to address storage management, compliance, eDiscovery, records management, and now, analytics and privacy. Whether it was the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2002, or new privacy regulations such as GDPR and CCPA, ZL Tech has constantly evolved to match the most difficult challenges of the time.

This has been one of the best third-party software implementations that my colleague and I have completed over 25 years of software implementations.”

Gartner PeerInsights review from a senior business analyst at a $1B finance company

A Brief History

1999

ZL Tech originally founded as Ziplip, an email security platform

2000

Secure file shares and collaboration tools predating Box and Google Docs

2001

ZL Tech refocuses its product to large enterprise customers

2002

Sarbanes Oxely Act introduces sweeping regulations for financial services companies, enforcing better data management and compliance

2003

ZL Tech’s unique positioning makes it well-suited to address the new compliance landscape, and so introduces new compliance features

2005

ZL Tech debuts in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Email Archiving

2006

The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) now requires retention and discovery of electronic data, and ZL Tech introduces its eDiscovery module. Both its Compliance and eDiscovery capabilities are quickly embraced by the market

2007

Name changed to ZL Tech

2008

Records management expands as companies focus on file management

2010

ZL Tech opens an office in Japan

2012

eDiscovery expands to SharePoint, Documentum, and file shares

2013

Named leader for the first time in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving

2015

New offices open in Ireland and India

2016

ZL Tech releases a refresh of its eDiscovery module that includes powerful new search and analytics capabilities, alongside its new File Analysis and Management offering, all powered by BigDB, a technology designed to future-proof companies for new, big data challenges.

2018

GDPR goes into effect, mandating better protection of personal data. ZL Tech anticipates these requirements with privacy capabilities such as personal data identification. The same year, ZL Tech updates its files management module to offer in-place records management and releases a managed services offering.

2019

ZL Tech once again named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving.

A Scalable and Centralized Solution
for Silo-Based Data

As enterprise data has become increasingly silo-based—stored in disjointed repositories from file shares, email, databases, cloud applications, etc.— the unique requirements for data management have simultaneously converged. Compliance, legal, records management, analytics and privacy all interact with the same data, so they must interact with one another. As many vendors seek to adapt by acquiring and integrating other products, ZL Tech instead has remained at the forefront of information governance by maintaining 100% of its source code and staying true to its unique vision: a scalable and centralized architecture for all enterprise data.

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