Infrastructure software provider Autonomy has unveiled ControlPoint, an information governance system for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS).
According to the company, ControlPoint enables real-time, policy-driven control of all SharePoint content, ensuring that customers are able to manage their SharePoint content in alignment with growing corporate, legal or regulatory standards.
Autonomy claims that its ControlPoint facilitates critical governance tasks, including classification, preservation or disposition of information assets based on its ability to understand the meaning of information being collaborated across different SharePoint servers and other content repositories.
ControlPoint reportedly uses a centralized policy hub to enforce governance control across distributed networks, an increasingly critical function given that SharePoint servers are typically siloed throughout the enterprise.
Mike Lynch, CEO of Autonomy, said: While many information officers have taken steps to try to protect the company with retention policies, lack of enforcement and a full understanding of the entire corpus of information in the enterprise can undermine any good faith efforts. The scope and breadth of the problem is compounded by the sheer volume of different types of information in an enterprise, hidden across divisions, countries, laptops, and now among rapidly growing MOSS installations.
Lynch said that the Autonomy ControlPoint effectively automates the consistent application of policy to SharePoint content based on the conceptual understanding of information in all file formats and data types.