May 27, 2009
ZL Expands its Japan Channel Strategy to the Next LevelSAN JOSE, CA – May. 27, 2009 ZL Technologies, Inc., the leader in Integrated Content Archiving of email, IM, and files for compliance, storage optimization, and eDiscovery, today announces that effective May 1, 2009, NTT Data Security Corporation of Japan (NDS) has signed on as a non-exclusive Tier 1 reseller. NDS provides a broad range of system integration and consulting services, especially in the arena of enterprise information security management. NDS will resell ZL Unified Archive®, which has been localized with Japanese user interface (UI) and optimization for character language indexing and searching. E-mail archiving is in high demand in Japan, driven by regulatory compliance needs of the Japanese equivalent of the U.S.’ Sarbanes-Oxley Act (often referred to as J-SOX), internal corporate governance policies, and by the need to get solve the problem of overloaded e-mail and file servers. ZL has a strong presence with many large enterprise customers in the Japanese market, where a leading analyst firm in Japan observes that any enterprise archiving over 10,000 mailboxes could consider ZL UA. Although ZL already works with well-established channel partners in Japan, it expects the partnership with NTT Data Security to add significant selling capabilities through its parent NTT Data and its group companies to meet Japanese market demand for a truly scalable e-mail archiving and management solution. NDS is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Data, one of the largest IT organizations in Japan, whose strength lies in selling to the financial and government sectors and to large enterprises. This makes NTT Data Security an ideal partner, as ZL UA’s benefits are best realized in large or complex deployments. These benefits include:
- Super fast search, with results returned in seconds across an archive of hundreds of millions of records
- Global Single Instance Storage (SIS), which helps shrink storage footprint to below 20% of what it was on the production e-mail server
- Unified platform, with only one application to be managed and a single vault for all user-generated content, including e-mail, files, instant messages, faxes, and BlackBerry data
- Resource-efficient scaling with ZL UA’s auto-promoting GRID
- Support for 100% virtualized server deployment, enabling fuller resource utilization
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.