RSD Folders 5.0 for z/OS Delivers Breakthrough Productivity for Enterprise Information Governance

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Information Lifecycle Management capabilities optimize content capture, retention, and disposition, improve compliance, reduce operating cost

Our customers in what we call the 'content intensive industries,' such as banking and telecommunications, have worked closely with us to ensure that RSD Folders exceeds all of these complex requirements.

Geneva, Switzerland and Teaneck, New Jersey, USA -- RSD, a leading provider of enterprise content management (ECM) and business information delivery solutions, today announced the availability of RSD Folders 5.0 for z/OS, the next major release of RSD's enterprise content management platform that delivers significant new capabilities in information lifecycle management and auditing.

"New information governance requirements place an even greater burden on IT to ensure secure and timely access to critical customer and employee documents," said Pierre Van Beneden, RSD CEO. "Until now, ECM solutions were not designed to handle complex retention rules or to deal with extraordinary situations, such as a litigation process can create."

New regulations require a new level of detail in audit trails for compliance. "From the assignment of retention policies to incoming documents, to the management of exception events which require special treatment, to the delivery of detailed audit data for reporting with RSD Activisor, RSD Folders 5.0 for z/OS sets a new standard for enterprise content management solutions in the age of information governance," concluded Van Beneden.

RSD Folders 5.0 for z/OS allows users to define archive policies which are assigned at the time of content capture. Archive policies determine how long content is retained, when it is disposed of, and on what media it is stored during up to eight user-specified periods. This capability enables unmatched flexibility in managing records retrieval performance and storage system cost.

Furthermore, RSD Folders 5.0 for z/OS provides powerful event-based retention capabilities. If an exceptional event occurs, such as an account cancellation or an employee resignation, specific documents can be easily removed from larger multi-document archives. If a legal or regulatory event requires that a document be retained beyond the standard policy retention period, specific documents within an archive can be protected from deletion until that legal hold is lifted.

All components of RSD Folders 5.0 for z/OS can be configured to generate audit data, effectively making every product activity - from user activity or batch jobs - available for subsequent tracking using solutions like RSD Activisor©, or other products that can import standard CSV files.

The release also implements digital signatures for RSD Folders Archives on z/OS, ensuring the integrity of entire archives in addition to at the individual document level.

"The growing challenge of information governance requires that content management solutions deal far more intelligently with a far broader range of compliance mandates," said Van Beneden. "Our customers in what we call the 'content intensive industries,' such as banking and telecommunications, have worked closely with us to ensure that RSD Folders exceeds all of these complex requirements."

About RSD
Founded in 1973 in Geneva, with affiliates in New York and London, RSD helps companies meet the growing challenge of information governance by providing market-leading products for business information delivery, content and records management, and document archiving and retrieval. RSD solutions are used by more than 1,200 organizations worldwide, including a majority of the Fortune 500. Today RSD supports over 2 million users, and offers its innovative products and services in more than 26 countries around the globe - both directly and through strategic business partners.

For RSD:
Tim Dempsey, +1 (978) 273 4888


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