Enterprises can control eDiscovery costs related to unstructured information
Security-as-a-service provider Proofpoint has introduced Proofpoint Enterprise Governance, an enterprise information governance offering that allows organisations to track, classify, apply policies and monitor unstructured information across the enterprise.
Proofpoint Enterprise Governance uses patented, Digital Thread technology to fingerprint documents and track their versions and destinations across disparate systems. Digital Thread technology is available via the cloud and is expected to be an integrated component of Proofpoint’s cloud-based platform and application suite.
With Proofpoint Enterprise Governance, enterprises can control the legal and financial risks and eDiscovery costs related to unstructured information by defining and enforcing enterprise information governance policies.
In addition, Proofpoint Enterprise Governance also helps to improve document policy compliance, and reduce retention costs by identifying and disposing of documents that are no longer needed and it can monitor, control the flow of information across all major data stores and communication channels, including enterprise email systems, file sharing systems and collaboration offerings.
Furthermore, the new release include, proactive document governance capabilities for compliance with retention policies and for eDiscovery, including legal holds, for all types of documents and messages; improved data protection for intellectual property and also provides consistent, policy-based protection for data at rest, extending Proofpoint’s reach from the enterprise gateway to the end-point, enabling document lifecycle data protection.
Proofpoint Enterprise Governance is based on technology obtained through the acquisition of NextPage, a provider of in-place information governance solutions to global enterprise customers.
Proofpoint CEO Gary Steele said information today is everywhere, just not in central repositories, but on laptops and desktops, cloud-based file sharing services, SharePoint and other collaboration systems.
"Effectively securing, retaining and discovering this proliferation of content is a tremendous challenge for virtually all enterprises today. With Proofpoint Enterprise Governance, enterprises can now fingerprint and track information across disparate systems, enabling proactive information governance for compliance, data retention and eDiscovery," said Steele.