Welcome!

Agile Computing Authors: Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, John Basso, SmartBear Blog, XebiaLabs Blog

News Feed Item

Actiance Ushers in New Era of Enterprise Information Archiving

Alcatraz's Innovative Architecture Provides Context-Aware(TM) Archiving for All Critical Business Communications to Deliver Immediate Insights That Reduce the Time and Cost of eDiscovery

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/29/14 -- Actiance, the leader in compliance, security, archiving and eDiscovery for all critical business communications, today announced the general availability of Alcatraz, the first cloud-based, Context-Aware archive for email, social, and other real-time communications. Built on an architecture that is unique within the enterprise information archive market, Alcatraz simplifies governance and reduces the cost of eDiscovery by displaying dynamic content in context.

"At The Florida Bar, all of our email, enterprise social, and public social content currently live in disparate systems. This makes for extremely tedious searches across all of these systems for responses to eDiscovery and Public Records requests," says Jonathon Israel, IT Operations Manager at The Florida Bar. "With Alcatraz's single repository and search and retrieval process, we have the potential to streamline our response process, saving The Florida Bar time and resources. We are very excited for the potential Alcatraz represents."

Designed and developed on patent-pending technology, Alcatraz overcomes the technical challenges of storing and managing complex social and collaborative content -- a struggle for traditional archives. Alcatraz employs an object-based approach to store any type of content, extract rich metadata, and scale with ease. Traditional archives, on the other hand, convert and retain all communications as flat-file emails and are ill-suited to accommodate the interactive, dynamic commenting, replying, editing, and deleting that is characteristic of social content.

"The rising use of social media, unified communication and collaboration tools are well established in today's enterprise. With these rich communication channels come new layers of complexity and risk for organizations that must adhere and comply with ever-changing legal and regulatory requirements," said Sean Pike, Program Director for Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) and eDiscovery, IDC. "The need for storing, preserving, managing and discovering the growing volumes of social business information based on contextual conversation threads should be a high priority for any organization looking to achieve an effective information governance strategy. Traditional email archiving solutions were not designed to manage conversation threads that span multiple information sources. Solutions such as Actiance's Alcatraz are emerging to address these challenges and enable organizations to have a context-aware archive that embraces the latest corporate communication platforms while reducing management complexity and risk."

"We pioneered real-time governance for new forms of communications including unified communications and social media. Now, by releasing the first Context-Aware archive, we are pioneers again, ushering in a new era of archiving," said Kailash Ambwani, President and CEO of Actiance. "With Alcatraz, Actiance now provides a single governance platform for email, unified communications, collaboration, social media and all other critical business communications across their entire information lifecycle -- from policy control to monitoring to archiving."

Being able to archive at scale is also crucial in managing today's exploding data volume and content types. To architect Alcatraz for cloud-scale, Actiance followed the successful model established by many mega-scale cloud applications, namely, creating a general-purpose object store that is fully indexed, massively parallel across all components, and offers a Google-like search experience.

"We started by using state-of-the-art technologies for each specific task, for example, a distributed database for rapid ingestion of content metadata; a multi-tenant index for fast, scalable searches; and a tamper-proof object store for retention," said John Onusko, Director of Research and Architecture at Actiance. "As a result, Alcatraz has the contextual intelligence to discern and treat each communication channel separately and can scale horizontally to grow with our customers' data needs. Alcatraz also includes plenty of other features - like WORM compliance, to ensure retained content is immutable - to meet the needs of all organizations, especially those that are highly regulated and highly litigious."

As a result of its unique architecture, Alcatraz provides organizations with an archive that simplifies legal reviews and ensures timely responses to discovery requests. For example, investigators can more accurately reconstruct who said what when, including edited or deleted content, using snapshots to jump to any specific point in time to review a conversation.

Alcatraz also features a robust API layer, allowing easy integration with partner solutions to meet an organization's broader eDiscovery and governance needs.

"In light of our customers' evolving data requirements, Recommind is constantly on the lookout for innovative technologies to augment our core Axcelerate platform. Actiance's groundbreaking cloud archive, Alcatraz, together with Axcelerate, provides customers a seamless solution to preserve, collect, and review a breadth of content -- from email to instant messaging to social media content," said Dean Gonsowski, Vice President, Business Development and Head of Global Information Governance at Recommind. "Alcatraz's unique ability to retain and present context for complex business communications further streamlines eDiscovery management for our customers."

"As another leading provider of cloud-based compliance tools, we are excited about working with Actiance to provide the market with a way to control, monitor, and archive all critical business communications in conjunction with the litigation hold process," said Monica Enand, CEO of Zapproved. "Companies are challenged with the increased use of social media and other productivity tools in business settings, and combining Legal Hold Pro with Alcatraz will create a better way for companies to manage their preservation obligations."

Alcatraz pricing starts at $7/user/month for the first channel and $5/user/month for each additional channel. Dedicated cloud and archive migration services are also available.

Additional Information

About Actiance
Actiance® is a global leader in communication, collaboration, and social media governance for the enterprise. Its governance platform is used by millions of professionals across dozens of industries. With the power of communication, collaboration, and social media at their fingertips, Actiance helps professionals everywhere to engage with customers and colleagues so they can unleash social business. The Actiance platform gives organizations the ability to ensure compliance for all their communications channels. It provides real-time content monitoring, centralized policy management, contextual capture of content and smart archiving which improves the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of eDiscovery and helps protect users from malware and accidental or malicious leakage of information. Actiance supports all leading social media, unified communications, collaboration, and IM platforms, including Facebook (FB), LinkedIn (LNKD), Twitter, Google (GOOG), Yahoo! (YHOO), Skype, IBM, (IBM), Jive (JIVE), Microsoft (MSFT), Cisco (CSCO), and Salesforce.com (CRM).

Actiance headquarters are in Redwood City, California. For more information, visit http://www.actiance.com or call 1-888-349-3223.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device.
The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, explained how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices.
“delaPlex Software provides software outsourcing services. We have a hybrid model where we have onshore developers and project managers that we can place anywhere in the U.S. or in Europe,” explained Manish Sachdeva, CEO at delaPlex Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. He cited examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He also highlighted how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable ...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
We all know the latest numbers: Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from last year, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. We're rapidly approaching a data production of 40 zettabytes a day – more than we can every physically store, and exabytes and yottabytes are just around the corner. For many that’s a good sign, as data has been proven to equal money – IF it’s ingested, integrated, and analyzed fast enough. Without real-ti...
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
Big Data, cloud, analytics, contextual information, wearable tech, sensors, mobility, and WebRTC: together, these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Erik Perotti, Senior Manager of New Ventures on Plantronics’ Innovation team, provided an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it ...
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, discussed the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to focus...
ReadyTalk has expanded the capabilities of the FoxDen collaboration platform announced late last year to include FoxDen Connect, an in-room video collaboration experience that launches with a single touch. With FoxDen Connect, users can now not only engage in HD video conferencing between iOS and Android mobile devices or Chrome browsers, but also set up in-person meeting rooms for video interactions. A host’s mobile device automatically recognizes the presence of a meeting room via beacon tech...
Manufacturers are embracing the Industrial Internet the same way consumers are leveraging Fitbits – to improve overall health and wellness. Both can provide consistent measurement, visibility, and suggest performance improvements customized to help reach goals. Fitbit users can view real-time data and make adjustments to increase their activity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mark Bernardo Professional Services Leader, Americas, at GE Digital, discussed how leveraging the Industrial Internet a...
On Dice.com, the number of job postings asking for skill in Amazon Web Services increased 76 percent between June 2015 and June 2016. Salesforce.com saw its own skill mentions increase 37 percent, while DevOps and Cloud rose 35 percent and 28 percent, respectively. Even as they expand their presence in the cloud, companies are also looking for tech professionals who can manage projects, crunch data, and figure out how to make systems run more autonomously. Mentions of ‘data science’ as a skill ...
IoT generates lots of temporal data. But how do you unlock its value? You need to discover patterns that are repeatable in vast quantities of data, understand their meaning, and implement scalable monitoring across multiple data streams in order to monetize the discoveries and insights. Motif discovery and deep learning platforms are emerging to visualize sensor data, to search for patterns and to build application that can monitor real time streams efficiently. In his session at @ThingsExpo, ...
"delaPlex is a software development company. We do team-based outsourcing development," explained Mark Rivers, COO and Co-founder of delaPlex Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings in the last year, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their back-end AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT – especially in the connected home and office. Amazon is extending its reach by building on its dominant Cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strategy, recently announced Replenishment Services, the Echo/Alexa voice recognition control platform, the 6-7 strategic...
SYS-CON Events announced today that LeaseWeb USA, a cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting brands. The company helps customers define, develop and deploy IT infrastructure tailored to their exact business needs, by combining various kinds cloud solutions.
The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren’t yet translating into a true “cloud” experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the “private cloud” market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, explored the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences between wh...
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.