SOURCE: Actiance

Actiance

January 26, 2015 08:00 ET

Actiance Announces Support for IBM Verse and IBM® Connections Social Cloud

Actiance Helps Organizations Mitigate Risk as They Bridge to the Cloud and Move to the Next Generation of Enterprise Collaboration

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Jan 26, 2015) - (IBM ConnectED 2015, Booth B17) -- Actiance, the leading provider of compliance, security, archiving and eDiscovery for all critical business communications, announced today at IBM ConnectED 2015 the upcoming availability of Vantage for IBM Connections Social Cloud and of supervision, policy control and archiving for IBM Verse.

"We are thrilled to be an integral part of IBM's vision to usher in the next generation of collaboration tools," said Jim Petty, VP of Partnerships and Corporate Development at Actiance. "By deploying Actiance's governance solutions, organizations will help mitigate risks and support their compliance requirements when using IBM Verse and IBM Connections Social Cloud."

Deploying enterprise social platforms like IBM Verse and IBM Connections Social Cloud can present new challenges for organizations with strict compliance requirements, especially as business critical data moves to the cloud. Monitoring real-time communications, preventing data leaks, enforcing acceptable use policies, and archiving content for eDiscovery all have to be considered for new enterprise social environments before opening the doors to employee use.

"We're seeing IT's adoption of governance for all content types, especially as enterprises move to cloud-based social platforms and as the varieties and volumes of unstructured data expand," said Sean Pike, Program Director, eDiscovery and Information Governance, IDC. "Information governance over this new landscape is becoming more strategic with the need for tools such as Vantage, to provide more advanced content analysis, policy management, centralized dashboards, and integration across toolsets with deployment options on premises or in the cloud."

Vantage has been the governance tool for the IBM Connections Suite since 2011 and IBM Sametime since 2002, empowering organizations to deploy social business and unified communications while protecting brand reputation and confidential information, and mitigating regulatory and legal risk.

With the release of Vantage for IBM Connections Social Cloud, organizations will be able to supervise employee communications, capture content intelligently, and easily search and review dynamic social content in one place. Granular policy controls can be implemented across all key components on IBM Connections Social Cloud such as files, blogs, forums, wikis, activities, communities, profiles, calendars, and bookmarks. Content from IBM Connections Social Cloud can also be exported to Alcatraz, the first content-aware™ archive, where communications are preserved in context in an easy-to-view format to make review and eDiscovery faster and less costly.

Alcatraz will also archive all the communications of IBM Verse including email, messages and posts. Alcatraz improves how IT, legal and compliance manage archiving and eDiscovery with 10x faster ingestion, search and export than traditional archives. Actiance also allows organizations using IBM Verse to deploy granular policy controls and supervise employee social content such as instant messaging and social updates.

Vantage for IBM Connections Social Cloud will be available as on-premises software or as Vantage Cloud software-as-a-service (Saas) in Q1 2015. Archiving, supervision and policy controls for IBM Verse will be available later in 2015.

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About Actiance
Actiance® is the 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 context-aware™ 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 email, 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 Salesforce.com (CRM).

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