SOURCE: NextPage

July 08, 2008 10:40 ET

NextPage Extends Microsoft SharePoint Information Control

NextPage Showcases Controlling Unmanaged Information at Microsoft Partner Conference 2008

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - NextPage, a leader in proactive information risk management, announced today that the NextPage Information Tracking Platform extends Microsoft SharePoint information control to the unmanaged and uncontrolled documents at the edge. By extending control to the edge, efficiently disposing of documents that enterprises don't need becomes a reality. In an average enterprise, 80 percent of its documents should be properly disposed of based on policy. In complementary fashion NextPage tracks the dissemination and evolution of documents beyond SharePoint to include email attachments and document versions saved on local hard drives or thumb drives. NextPage monitors and enforces document retention and disposition policies in the complete enterprise environment and enables SharePoint to become the enterprise document of record location.

Interested parties can download a white paper discussing how NextPage plus Microsoft SharePoint extends enterprise information control at http://www.nextpage.com/products/np_sp.pdf.

NextPage is showcasing the solution at the Microsoft Partner Conference in Houston, Texas this week. NextPage is a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner and was asked by Microsoft to be one of the few ISVs to co-edit the Open XML standard.

Over 7.5 billion Office documents are created annually, and approximately 80 percent of those are stored at the "edge" of the organization -- on hard drives and scattered shared drives. Consequently, the costs of gathering documents as required for eDiscovery can be high. Legal and regulatory risks increase with uncontrolled information flowing through an organization.

"Enforcing document compliance policies and establishing a repository of record are key to an organization's ability to function," said Darren Lee, President and CEO for NextPage. "NextPage's unique capability to track the evolution of Office documents and manage disposition across all points of an enterprise provides assurance and protection."

Ideally, information risk would be mitigated by having all corporate documents and communications reside in a single central repository such as SharePoint. However, despite the widespread adoption of the central repository solution, there is significant, unmanaged data being created, shared and stored outside of the central repository where regulatory policies and procedures are difficult to enforce.

The NextPage platform makes it easy to monitor document activity and policy compliance across SharePoint, email, fixed drives and removable drives. NextPage maintains classification information for each document, tracks it through its lifecycle and verifies user compliance with document management policies. Retention and disposition become an organic extension of normal office activities and eDiscovery concerns are met and managed.

NextPage launched the industry's first-ever Information Tracking Platform earlier this year. The platform supports all of NextPage's applications including the award-winning NextPage Document Retention.

About NextPage

NextPage, a leading innovator in Compliance and Information Risk Solutions, delivers the only Information Tracking Platform that mitigates enterprise risk, increases document policy compliance and reduces the cost of e-discovery by tracking and managing documents no matter where they are located -- hard drives, USBs, servers, or Email attachments. With patent pending technology, NextPage proactively tackles the risk by tracking, classifying, executing policy, and reporting on the compliance of all documents across the enterprise. The NextPage suite of applications is being deployed across large enterprises to manage information risk. NextPage has received top honors over the last year including 2008 InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award, a CodIE Award for Best Document Management Solution and KMWorld's Top 100 companies that matter in 2008. For more information visit www.nextpage.com

Contact Information

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    Eric Anderson
    Coltrin & Associates (for NextPage)
    212-221-1616 ext. 117
    eric_anderson@coltrin.com

    Jennifer Webb
    Coltrin & Associates (for NextPage)
    801-350-9412
    jennifer_webb@coltrin.com

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