Oct 19, 2009

ZL Consolidates All Corporate Data into a Single Repository for High Performance

SAN JOSE, CA – Oct. 19, 2009 ZL Technologies, Inc., the leader in archiving and eDiscovery software for the large enterprise, today announced the seventh major upgrade to its flagship product, ZL Unified Archive®, to be available in the fourth quarter of 2009. ZL UA 7.0 empowers large enterprises to proactively take control of eDiscovery by consolidating all corporate data into a single repository, enabling instantaneous eDiscovery searches across the enterprise for the first time, while dramatically reducing storage costs. ZL UA 7.0 changes the way that enterprises perform eDiscovery by building virtual cases within the existing archive. Data is left in its original location to eliminate the time delay of exporting and importing data between applications or across networks; this approach enables instantaneous investigative searches and Early Case Assessment. ZL also enforces legal holds, applies customized tags, and builds a secondary index to enable advanced concept searches, all without moving the data. In UA 7.0, ZL introduces faceted search, wherein reviewers can operate on the dataset across dozens of customizable search parameters, guided by graphical representations, to produce culled data within minutes. With each successive release, ZL UA has handled more data types. In UA 7.0, ZL offers comprehensive support for a broad range of data types including:
  • Microsoft Sharepoint
  • Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
  • Strucutured Content (relational databases)
  • XML
  • Email from any mail server, including IBM Lotus Domino, Sun Java Messaging Server, and SMTP-based mail servers such as Gmail
  • Instant messages from all standard IM systems and Bloomberg Messaging
  • Electronic Faxes
  • BlackBerry text messages and call logs
  • IBM Lotus Quickr
  • Files from any corporate file system
“The ability to handle such a wide range of data types highlights one of the key value propositions ZL offers to large enterprises, which is the ability to search the entire corpus of data across all parts of the enterprise, all custodians, all data types, and all date ranges, within seconds,” said Kon Leong, chief executive officer of ZL Technologies. “Enabling such fast and comprehensive searches allows legal teams to hone search queries using iterative searching. Counsel can go into negotiations with a clearer understanding of their data and which keywords uncover what data. The ramifications of instantaneous searches are far-reaching. For example, lawyers could, during search-terms negotiations, test out the potency of search terms, as they arise. We have not yet begun to explore the possibilities.” “eDiscovery has developed to the point where, for many, the ability to search across all custodians in a quick and timely manner has become a critical requirement,” says George Socha of Socha Consulting, a leading eDiscovery consultancy. “The shortcomings of a limited custodian search, or for that matter, any other arbitrary search limitations, can be substantial. Searching across a broad swath of data can have enormous value to the large enterprise, reducing uncertainty in the eDiscovery process by improving the chances that legal teams have examined the most important data available to them.” ZL Unified Archive®‘s fully integrated platform provides the fastest and most comprehensive eDiscovery searching at a total cost of ownership (TCO) that is a fraction of older archiving systems. ZL’s option of consolidation into a single vault and a single database can slash TCO and simplify administration, while ZL’s Grid Computing enables extreme scaling and high availability for all archiving functions at a fraction of the server count required by other archiving solutions.
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.