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November 9, 2009

Autonomy unveils new cloud-based service for e-discovery

To automatically search, identify, preserve and collect relevant ESI to cloud

By CBR Staff Writer

Autonomy has unveiled a new cloud-based service for e-discovery and compliance, which uses a distributed model to automatically search, identify, preserve and collect relevant electronically-stored information to the cloud from laptops, desktops, including file and email servers, archives, and Microsoft SharePoint.

According to Autonomy, the collected ESI can be stored in the company’s cloud-based archive, enabling organisations to perform defensible and systemised preservation and collection in the shortest amount of time to meet the preservation obligation. The new offering, part of the company’s Legal Hold solution suite, enables organisations to comply with data privacy laws by ensuring that personal data that does not pertain to the legal case will not be collected.

The new cloud based e-discovery service enables organisations to reduce both the risks and costs associated with the identification, collection and preservation of ESI, while ensuring compliance with government regulations, such as the US Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the COBS in the UK, the company said.

Autonomy said that the new offering allows organisations to analyse and pre-cull data in-place with conceptual search capability and then collect the relevant data directly to the cloud. It securely identifies data sources, distributes client software, and preserves and collects a forensically sound copy of relevant information directly to the company’s secure cloud-based archive Digital Safe.

Mike Lynch, CEO of Autonomy, said: Regulators’ hard-hitting new rules and hefty sanctions against organizations who do not comply with e-discovery regulations have fueled demand for legally defensible search, collection, and archiving solutions. With this new announcement, Autonomy is offering the world’s first collection to the cloud solution that enables organisations to preserve, search and collect all of the relevant ESI in the cloud, saving significant costs and time.

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