SOURCE: Verdasys



May 10, 2011 09:00 ET

Verdasys Delivers Award-Winning Content Inspection and Data Discovery With Attivio's Active Intelligence Engine™

Integration With Verdasys' Digital Guardian™ Will Deliver Enhanced Information Protection and Data Discovery to Global 2000 Companies

NEWTON, MA and WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - The convergence of advanced content inspection and data loss prevention has taken a significant step forward as Verdasys, the leading supplier of Enterprise Information Protection (EIP) solutions and Attivio, the creator of the award-winning Active Intelligence Engine (AIE), announced today the full integration of Attivio AIE into the Digital Guardian platform to power multi-language real-time data discovery, evaluation and enforcement of information protection controls.

"Verdasys customers have come to expect Digital Guardian will include the latest and most effective technology available to ensure accurate and actionable detection, alerting, and recording of high risk behavior and potential compromises that ultimately lead to costly and damaging data loss incidents," said Jim Ricotta, CEO and President at Verdasys. "Leveraging Attivio's innovative data analysis and awareness technology, Digital Guardian now combines advanced discovery with even more flexible policy and control rules that offer precise information governance without limiting business processes."

The solution will be offered to Digital Guardian customers as a fully-integrated module that provides unparalleled real-time discovery and analysis whether the user is accessing sensitive data on the corporate network, offline, or within virtual and cloud-based environments. Digital Guardian leverages AIE's advanced entity recognition, rule capabilities, multi-language linguistics, flexible Boolean, proximity queries, and full JDK regular expression capabilities to drive highly accurate data discovery, auditing, and classification programs at scale across global enterprises.

"Data loss prevention continues to be a top concern for companies across the globe, especially given the prevalence of mobile devices, virtualization, and social networks in the enterprise," said Ali Riaz, CEO of Attivio. "By partnering with Attivio, Verdasys has added more robust data inspection and greater flexibility for fine-grained access control to its market-leading Enterprise Information Protection solution. The integration of Attivio's powerful AIE inspection engine into the Digital Guardian platform gives Verdasys customers the peace of mind and assurance that their confidential data will remain secure."

"As sensitive data proliferates throughout the organization, from networks and servers to employee laptops, detecting, deterring and preventing its misuse is increasingly challenging," commented Nick Patience, Research Director, Information Management at the 451 Group. "While external forces pose a real threat to enterprise security, the trusted users within the organization are positioned to cause even greater damage either through malicious intent or human error. Organizations need a safeguard that mitigates the risk associated with employee access to sensitive data."

About Verdasys
Verdasys ( provides Enterprise Information Protection (EIP) solutions that secure proprietary and sensitive data and the integrity of business processes essential for Global 2000 companies to successfully compete in today's highly collaborative and mobile environments. Digital Guardian, the leading EIP market solution, is a centrally managed data security platform that discovers, classifies, monitors, controls and encrypts sensitive information at rest, in use and in motion across desktops, laptops, mobile devices, email, Web transactions, terminal servers and enterprise applications. Verdasys customers include the US and UK Federal Governments and the global leaders in financial services, insurance, technology, manufacturing, and healthcare industries around the world. Companies serious about information protection choose Verdasys.

About Attivio
Attivio's Active Intelligence Engine™ (AIE) is powering today's critical business solutions with a dynamic new approach to unifying information access. By extending enterprise search capabilities across documents, data and media, AIE brings depth and agility to business applications and websites. The AIE platform enables users to integrate content and data from internal and external sources to support information-driven solutions such as Web portals, eMedia, customer experience, data privacy, eDiscovery and data analysis. AIE features simple integration, true incremental scalability and a tiny footprint and can be easily embedded in other products and applications. AIE's flexible design reduces risk and speeds innovation through rapid prototyping and deployment.

Business and IT leaders, system integrators and independent software vendors partner with Attivio to provide immediate access to comprehensive intelligence, automate business processes and gain competitive advantage. AIE is the first Unified Information Access platform designed to push data to users and to other systems as new content matches saved queries, leading the evolution from finding information to effectively using information. Please visit for more information.