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April 01, 2015 12:32 ET

Actiance Alcatraz Archive Included in Independent Analyst Report Underscoring the Importance of Managing Email and Social Communication Channels to Minimize Compliance Risk

Alcatraz Removes Limitations of Traditional Archiving Solutions to Capture and Preserve Social Conversation Threads Based on Context to Enable Intuitive Search, Discovery and Review

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 1, 2015) - Actiance, the leader in compliance, security, archiving and eDiscovery for all critical business communications, today announced its inclusion in the March, 2015 Forrester Research report: "Market Overview: Social Media Archiving." The report surveys the tools and solutions available for risk and compliance professionals to meet evolving information archiving and eDiscovery requirements for email and social communication channels. 

The Forrester Social Media Archiving report delves into the disruptive technology trends such as mobile, social, and cloud that wreak havoc on information governance. Many compliance professionals still struggle to meet archiving and eDiscovery requirements with email, and now employees are using social and mobile channels, which are even harder to control. Their dynamic format creates headaches for those responsible for ensuring the authenticity of social posts and preserving related context -- including author, location, and ensuing discussion threads.

Social archiving vendors like Actiance help meet these emerging challenges with solutions that directly capture social posts, fully recreate metadata, and enable quick, intuitive searches to handle review and supervision tasks. Alcatraz is the first context aware cloud archive built to address the changing information archive landscape for the next ten years. Traditional archives address social communications by converting social content into an email-like format. However, this fails to effectively archive social conversations with context or metadata such as edited or deleted comments leaving enterprises exposed to compliance risk.

The Alcatraz cloud archive captures email and all forms of social communication channels and displays that content threaded in its original format for ease of search, discovery and review. Alcatraz can ingest over 17 million messages per day (over 200 messages per second), and delivers a Google-like search experience that is intuitive for end-users and significantly reduces discovery time over legacy archive alternatives.

"Social, mobile and cloud communications are truly disrupting the manner in which business is conducted and this content must be preserved and managed as part of a comprehensive enterprise governance strategy," said Kailash Ambwani, president and CEO, Actiance. "Companies, especially in regulated industries, need to understand that archiving email is not enough -- they need to advance their archiving and retention strategies to flexibly manage new and future communication channels to reduce risk at every step."

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Actiance® is a global leader in communication, collaboration, and social media governance for the enterprise. Its governance platform is used by millions of professionals across dozens of industries. With the power of communication, collaboration, and social media at their fingertips, Actiance helps professionals everywhere to engage with customers and colleagues so they can unleash social business. The Actiance platform gives organizations the ability to ensure compliance for all their communications channels. It provides real-time content monitoring, centralized policy management, contextual capture of content and smart archiving which improves the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of eDiscovery and helps protect users from malware and accidental or malicious leakage of information. Actiance supports all leading social media, unified communications, collaboration, and IM platforms, including Facebook (FB), LinkedIn (LNKD), Twitter, Google (GOOG), Yahoo! (YHOO), Skype, IBM, (IBM), Jive (JIVE), Microsoft (MSFT), Cisco (CSCO), and (CRM).

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