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ZL Technologies Returns as Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving

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ZL Unified Archive® Platform Helps Secure Leader Position Once Again, Earning Recognition for Excellence in Massive Enterprise Deployments and Customer Support

SAN JOSE, CA – November 12, 2014 ZL Technologies, Inc. (ZL), the leading provider of unified information governance software for the enterprise, today announced its official placement and return as a “Leader” in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Enterprise Information Archiving (EIA). The Leader distinction includes ZL once again for its ability to combine forward-leaning product development with proven performance in the most demanding business environments.

Leader status in the MQ reflects the rising business expectations for what an archiving system should be able to do. Long-term data control has escalated from an IT issue to a business-wide strategic concern, and the enterprise has become wary of information management and EIA solutions that fail to deliver needed functionality at the proper scale. With data promising to be a rich source of insight for organizations that leverage it properly, there has been an increasingly urgent movement to pool and centrally control information so that it can be mined more effectively for analytics. This push to unify data management was reflected in this year’s MQ with the inclusion of structured data archiving as an EIA evaluation criteria. In addition to its acknowledged expertise in handling diverse unstructured data types, ZL was further recognized by Gartner for incorporating an increasing number of structured data sources into an environment already hailed for its extreme scalability and highly-responsive customer support.

The ZL Unified Archive® (ZL UA) flagship product has established itself as the unparalleled solution for high-demand enterprise environments due to its unique unified approach which eliminates data “silos” and their inherent difficulties. Grid-based architecture, built specifically to meet the data volumes of Fortune 500, provides an elastic repository in which all information governance needs can be performed on single data copies. This revolutionary approach eliminates the use of disparate and siloed environments, which cause massive inefficiencies and loss of data control. With all information controlled within one seamless architecture, data can be leveraged for all interrelated governance needs: archiving, global search, end-to-end eDiscovery, records management, compliance, storage, and analytics. The result is an immensely flexible and powerful environment which exceeds all existing information management needs while consolidating control of data for strategic advantage.

“The continued placement as Leader underscores the convergence of enterprise needs with the capabilities and architecture unique to the Unified Archive,” said Kon Leong, CEO of ZL Technologies. “The business world is realizing that, in a Big Data driven era, information becomes useless without equally ‘big’ governance. Fractured and overlapping systems spawn risk and disorder. In stark contrast, our single code-base approach enables the world’s largest companies to control and derive value from their data, for all interrelated business needs.”

The 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving, published on November 10th, can be found for purchase on the Gartner, Inc. website.

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