SOURCE: Sherpa Software

Sherpa Software

May 18, 2011 08:00 ET

Sherpa Software Enhances Enterprise Search Software; Boosts Businesses' Ability to Effectively Respond to Electronic Discovery and Regulatory Requests

Added Capabilities Allow Organizations to Defensively Collect and Natively Produce Electronic Data Stored in Microsoft SharePoint and NSF Files

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - Sherpa Software, a leading provider of e-discovery and information management solutions, today announced the availability of Discovery Attender 3.7, the latest version of its electronic discovery software that is designed to search and produce electronically stored information. This latest product release from Sherpa Software includes the ability to search, filter and collect files from SharePoint, an increasingly popular content management platform.

"Discovery Attender for Exchange is an absolutely essential piece of our e-discovery toolkit," said Diane Pittman, data concierge at Babst, Calland, Clements & Zomnir, P.C. "We use it frequently for culling, listing, analyzing, moving, renaming -- you name it. Discovery Attender is really the Swiss Army knife in our toolbox."

Recent research from Gartner, Inc. shows that a growing number of organizations are saving costs by moving e-discovery in house. These companies benefit by automating processes, reducing turnaround time and streamlining the amount of data that requires production and review. The scope of Web 2.0 content has expanded to include content posted to collaboration platforms like Microsoft SharePoint. Discovery Attender is designed to assist companies in addressing the content management and compliance issues presented by such platforms.

"IT administrators, litigation support personnel and security consultants all face the costly and often overwhelming challenges associated with the search and collection of electronically stored information," said Kevin Ogrodnik, president, Sherpa Software. "We're pleased to offer companies a practical, reliable and affordable solution to automate these time intensive tasks while significantly cutting costs associated with electronic search and discovery."

The new SharePoint capabilities allow customers to search files on SharePoint Server using standard Discovery Attender criteria. The comprehensive list of new features includes:

  • SharePoint File Searching - Discovery Attender 3.7 introduces the ability to search, filter and collect files stored on Microsoft SharePoint.
  • Microsoft Exchange 2010 Online Archive Support - Discovery Attender 3.7 allows users to take full advantage of Exchange 2010 functionality, offering improved access to online archives, CAS servers and recovery folders.
  • Compare Searches - Companies can save money and avoid redundant processing by identifying and excluding items that were previously produced.
  • Custodian Management - Users now have the option to associate custodian details with Discovery Attender 3.7 data stores. This helps to identify, manage, export and report based on the person from whom the data was collected.

In response to customer requests, Discovery Attender 3.7 now offers the ability to rerun a search based on specified tasks. Moreover, with native NSF processing, users can search Lotus Notes mail files without the need to convert NSF files to a PST format. Discovery Attender also supports MSG file searching. Additionally, with this new release, Discovery Attender has enhanced keyword searching to include branch expression reporting and proximity improvement while expanding the collection of metadata fields.

For more information about Discovery Attender, please visit: http://www.sherpasoftware.com/solutions/manage-discovery.shtml.

About Sherpa Software

For over 10 years Sherpa Software has provided IT Professionals with award-winning information management software specifically designed to address email management, archiving, e-discovery, PST management and compliance requirements for Lotus Notes and Microsoft Exchange environments. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sherpa's solutions are practical, reliable and affordable and have been installed at thousands of organizations worldwide. Their products offer flexible architectures that streamline administrative processes without requiring any additional hardware or add-on components. Sherpa Software is an IBM Premier Business Partner and a Microsoft Certified Partner. For more information about Sherpa Software, visit www.sherpasoftware.com.

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