Built for Today’s Biggest Technology Challenges
ZL 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’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 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 has constantly evolved to match the most difficult challenges of the time.
A Brief History
ZL originally founded as Ziplip, an email security platform
Secure file shares and collaboration tools predating Box and Google Docs
ZL refocuses its product to large enterprise customers
Sarbanes Oxely Act introduces sweeping regulations for financial services companies, enforcing better data management and compliance
ZL’s unique positioning makes it well-suited to address the new compliance landscape, and so introduces new compliance features
ZL Technologies debuts in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Email Archiving
The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) now requires retention and discovery of electronic data, and ZL introduces its eDiscovery module. Both its Compliance and eDiscovery capabilities are quickly embraced by the market
Name changed to ZL Technologies
Records management expands as companies focus on file management
ZL opens an office in Japan
eDiscovery expands to SharePoint, Documentum, and file shares
Named leader for the first time in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving
New offices open in Ireland and India
ZL 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.
GDPR goes into effect, mandating better protection of personal data. ZL anticipates these requirements with privacy capabilities such as personal data identification. The same year, ZL updates its files management module to offer in-place records management and releases a managed services offering.
ZL 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 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.