SOURCE: NextPage

February 25, 2008 14:10 ET

NextPage Launches Industry's First Information Tracking Platform for Unstructured and Unmanaged Data

Platform Optimized for Applications That Address Risk of Information at Edge; Applications Supported Include Award-Winning NextPage Document Retention

DRAPER, UT--(Marketwire - February 25, 2008) - NextPage, a leader in compliance and information risk management, today announced the availability of its new NextPage Information Tracking Platform. The NextPage platform supports the company's flagship application, the award-winning NextPage Document Retention, as well as new applications that will address the different elements of risk associated with unstructured and unmanaged data that resides at the edge of the enterprise -- hard drives and scattered shared drives.

NextPage Information Tracking Platform is ready to address an enterprise's biggest information risk and policy compliance challenges by making it practical to track and classify unstructured and unmanaged documents, enforce policies from retention, to disposition to legal holds and then monitor compliance across the organization.

"Traditional information risk management solutions have focused on structured data stored in a central repository where administering policy is relatively easy. But as most enterprises know, today the challenge is managing the unstructured and unmanaged information that resides on users' hard drives, scattered shared drives and as email attachments," said Darren Lee, President and CEO of NextPage. "Enterprises have typically done a good job implementing centralized storage solutions, but with as much as 80 percent of a business's documents residing on individual hard drives, new technology solutions are needed to manage information risk at the network's edge. The NextPage platform ties a digital thread through all of these locations -- central and distributed -- so that enterprises can track and control their information risk."

The NextPage Information Tracking Platform is optimized to help manage information risk at the edge through several categories of applications:

--  Proactive Tracking
    --  Proactive Tracking tracks files through their entire document
        lifecycle -- moves, copies, saves, renames and emails. In addition,
        to tracking information wherever it is stored on the desktop,
        scattered shared drives, email attachments and removable media.
--  Classification
    --  Classification can be maintained for every document in an
        enterprise, from the moment of creation. This way, enterprises can
        obtain visibility into the organization and types of content that
        exist.
--  Policy Management
    --  Enables firms to automate enforcement of existing or future
        information-risk policies. To meet an enterprise's specific
        information-risk needs, custom applications can be built using a
        flexible array of conditions and actions built into the Policy
        Management Module. Policies can involve the user in decisions,
        allowing them to confirm actions; or they can bypass user
        confirmation, announcing policy-driven actions to them or to
        designated custodians.
--  Monitoring & Reporting
    --  Built into the NextPage Information Tracking Platform is a
        Monitoring Module that can create custom reports and charts to
        monitor compliance and facilitate follow-up by administrators or
        custodians.
--  Inventory & Discover
    --  The Inventory & Discover Module allows enterprises to classify and
        initiate tracking for any pre-existing documents that may be
        scattered throughout ad hoc collaborative and archival areas.
--  Security & Administration
    --  The NextPage system uses information about an enterprise's users,
        classifications, policies, and policy variables. All of these can
        be viewed and modified interactively at a password-protected
        central console. Users, classifications, and policy variables can
        also be fed into the system automatically via an XML feed that
        draws data from existing information systems.

NextPage Document Retention, built on the NextPage Information Tracking Platform, drives compliance to enterprise document retention policies. It does this by enabling unstructured and unmanaged documents to be tracked across the distributed organization and retention and disposal policies to be actively enforced.

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, USB's, 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

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