SOURCE: Exterro, Inc.


May 19, 2015 09:00 ET

Exterro Launches File Analysis Solution to Help Enterprises Address Information Governance Challenges

Company Incorporates Expertise in Process Orchestration and Legal Perspective Into Its New Software to Deliver Critical Insights Into Unstructured Data Assets for Defensible, Cost-Effective IG Decisions

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - May 19, 2015) - Exterro Inc., the preferred provider of software specifically designed for in-house legal and IT teams at Global 2000 organizations, today announced its entry into the Information Governance space with the release of Exterro File Analysis. Exterro's newest software solution provides the critical foundation for enterprise information governance (IG) projects, such as server consolidation, legacy migration, sensitive content identification and defensible deletion by delivering key insights into unstructured data assets. Exterro File Analysis is designed to help IT, records management and legal teams reduce storage costs, enable appropriate privacy and security controls, empower more efficient use of information assets and add a defensible audit trail to all IG decisions.

"Many organizations have started down the path toward implementing an information governance framework; however, very few have made any significant progress," said Bill Piwonka, chief marketing officer at Exterro. "I'm excited about our entry into the IG space and launch of Exterro File Analysis because rather than taking the failed 'boil-the-ocean' approach, we're enabling organizations to take action by allowing them to focus on projects, test processes and refine policies to ensure bigger IG initiatives succeed."

"There is a real lack of clarity on how to handle corporate information, who should manage the process and where to even begin," said Bennett Borden, founder and chair of the Information Governance Initiative. "Technology advancements, such as the File Analysis solution being introduced to the market by Exterro, are critical for bridging the gaps, connecting all of the facets of the IG equation and helping organizations take action."

File Analysis is built on the Exterro Fusion® Platform, Exterro's powerful workflow and integration engine. With Exterro File Analysis, organizations will be able to:

  • Proactively define and manage IG policies - File Analysis includes a comprehensive rules engine and policy library that enables organizations to make informed decisions by easily identifying the content that matters most, such as personally identifiable information (PII), personal healthcare information (PHI), data outside retention guidelines or assets on a legal hold.
  • Consistently enforce IG policies - File Analysis enables organizations to leverage the process engine within the Exterro platform to ensure all downstream actions are documented and defensible. Users will be able to index metadata and files stored in content repositories, such as SharePoint and Network Shares, to identify and classify corporate data for such things as duplicates (locating the gold copy), business value (data under hold), access rights (who has access to the files) and more.
  • Defensibly analyze and act - Whether it is identifying file trends, issues or data accessibility, File Analysis comes with rich analytics and comprehensive reporting capabilities that provide a clear understanding of content authored and accessed by employees to facilitate complex data migration and legacy data clean-up, complete with audit trails.

"Epiq's clients are dealing with high volumes of information across all facets of their organizations," said David Rohde, senior director of consulting systems at Epiq Systems. "The ability to identify and act on data, without having to first collect it, is important for transforming information governance from talk into action that can reduce risks and costs."

Exterro File Analysis is offered as an on-premise or cloud-hosted solution. The solution is being offered directly through Exterro and through premier partners, including Epiq Systems, Huron, Berkeley Research Group, Deloitte, PriceWaterhouse Coopers and others. Pricing varies depending on the scope and size of the project or deployment. More information on Exterro's newest software solution is available on the website here.

About Exterro
Exterro, Inc. is the preferred provider of software specifically designed for in-house legal and IT teams at global 2000 organizations. Founded with the simple vision that applying the concepts of process optimization and data science to the way companies respond to litigation would drive more successful outcomes at a lower cost, Exterro is again positioned as a leader in Gartner's 2014 Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software. Built on an open architecture platform, Exterro's e-discovery and information governance software integrates with existing IT, HR and legal systems to deliver complete visibility into all critical data required for managing information assets more efficiently. For more information, visit

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