Nov 09, 2011

Unified Archive® 7.0.4 adds 13 New Features
Including Manage-In-Place File Preview and Custodian Portal

SAN JOSE, CA – Nov. 9, 2011 ZL Technologies, Inc., the leader in archiving and eDiscovery software for large organizations, announced today the release of Version 7.0.4 of its flagship product, Unified Archive® (UA), an integrated software suite which consolidates and manages all the “unstructured” data contained in e-mail and files across an enterprise. Uniquely capable of bringing all data under one roof, UA ensures only one data copy is kept, one policy is enforced and one view of the data is provided for integrated ZL applications such as eDiscovery, compliance, records management and storage optimization.

This release adds many features, including these three major capabilities:

  • Migration of legacy data from proprietary systems (such as Symantec’s Enterprise Vault, EMC Legato’s EmailXtender, Autonomy’s EAS and CAMM)
  • An ability to preview files that are managed-in-place
  • A custodian portal to streamline eDiscovery processes

For data migration from outgoing archives, ZL Unified Archive® now enables enterprise customers to skip the tedious and slow process of traditional migration by wholesale migration of data directly from the legacy databases. ZL UA now natively reads formats of other systems including Symantec Enterprise Vault, CA Messenger Manager, EMC Legato, and others, and migrates the data directly into UA 7.0.4. UA can do this even with data stored within proprietary repositories, such as EMC Centera. Large organizations can now speed up migration from legacy archives by tenfold.

UA 7.0.4 also adds Manage-In-Place File Preview to the UA eDiscovery module. Managing data in place enables enterprise users to keep data in its original repository without creating an additional archived copy until necessary. Data managed in place can be searched easily and quickly. Search results can be previewed in their original repository without the need to save the documents to the archive. If documents need to be saved to the archive, whether in response to a litigation hold, a regulatory requirement or for a general business purpose, a simple click of the mouse will allow the user to save that document to the company’s archive. If not, the data remains in the end-user’s file stores until its normal retention period expires or the end-user deletes it. Valuable archiving space is saved, and time, cost and risk are reduced in the event of litigation.

To help streamline the eDiscovery process to more accurately collect, search for and review data, UA 7.0.4 adds a Custodian Portal to its eDiscovery module. The Custodian Portal handles data collection and preservation requests for repositories external to the ZL system. Using this feature, eDiscovery module users can now send customized preservation and collection requests to external data stewards and automatically track the progress from the Discovery module, thereby saving the time and cost of having to reach out to each steward with phone calls and e-mails.

The new Custodian Portal was also created to provide additional end-user access to preservation notifications and surveys. The Custodian Portal allows end-users to view all preservation notifications and surveys that they have acknowledged in the past as well as preservation orders that are still in effect. Additionally, users can use the portal to access new notifications and surveys and post acknowledgements.

These, and many other new features, are built upon the success of the prior offerings, and have resulted in Unified Archive’s success in many large enterprises, including those where UA has replaced other proprietary systems. Highlighting ZL UA’s strengths and advantages, a leading industry analyst firm recently noted that enterprise customers are expressing dissatisfaction with other archiving solutions due in part to technology and cost issues. Reasons offered by stakeholders include lack of integration between e-mail, archiving, records management, and eDiscovery solutions, which has led to slow overall search times and performance issues leading to higher costs. By contrast, ZL UA’s unified and integrated platform offering offers superior, scalable performance at much lower costs.

“ZL is proud to offer a true end-to-end archiving solution for the large enterprise,” says Kon Leong, Chief Executive Officer of ZL Technologies. “While other vendors may stitch together disparate applications to cover, say, the EDRM process and call it ‘end-to-end,’ Unified Archive 7.0.4 manages the full process from document ingestion through culling, analysis and review processes, and all the way to legal production. With its unified architecture, UA is the only solution capable of doing all these tasks without moving data, thus saving considerable time, cost and risk. For large organizations that spend millions of dollars each year on non-integrated ‘silo’ solutions, Unified Archive is truly a game-changer.”


About ZL Technologies, Inc.

ZL Technologies makes Unified Archive® software (“ZL UA®”) to enable large enterprises to manage all unstructured content such as e-mail and files, to satisfy corporate archiving needs for eDiscovery, records management, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, and storage management. It also enables the same unstructured content to become the organization’s Corporate eMemory™ for competitive advantage, such as sharing knowledge, experts, and history across the enterprise. ZL UA’s unique differentiator is its unified architecture, which consolidates all applications and billions of documents under one platform, thus eliminating today’s fractured data silos which significantly raise operating costs and legal risks. Demonstrating a proven track record with Global 500 customers and strategic partnerships with major players such as Oracle, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and SunGard, ZL has emerged as the technology leader in harnessing unstructured “Big Data” for strategic advantage. For more information, please visit www.zlti.com.