FileTek Announces General Availability of Trusted Edge 4.0

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FileTek, Inc., a leading global provider of large-scale data management and information governance solutions, today announced the immediate availability of Trusted Edge® version 4.0 - the next generation Trusted Edge product. Trusted Edge 4.0 is intelligent content classification and policy management software that enables corporate IT and legal departments to transparently extend enterprise content management policies, including classification, collection, filing, legal hold management, and disposition, to new and legacy content created at the network's "edge" - on user laptops, desktops, and file shares - where more than 80% of electronic information originates and resides. Trusted Edge version 4.0 includes automatic classification of both documents and email based on content and pattern searches, remediation (scanning, classification, and policy enforcement) of legacy content, software globalization (Unicode character support), and an enhanced administration interface.

Trusted Edge is a proven information governance solution that transforms the level of visibility and control that organizations have over content created and used at the network's edge

FileTek, Inc., a leading global provider of large-scale data management and information governance solutions, today announced the immediate availability of Trusted Edge® version 4.0 - the next generation Trusted Edge product. Trusted Edge 4.0 is intelligent content classification and policy management software that enables corporate IT and legal departments to transparently extend enterprise content management policies, including classification, collection, filing, legal hold management, and disposition, to new and legacy content created at the network's "edge" - on user laptops, desktops, and file shares - where more than 80% of electronic information originates and resides. Trusted Edge version 4.0 includes automatic classification of both documents and email based on content and pattern searches, remediation (scanning, classification, and policy enforcement) of legacy content, software globalization (Unicode character support), and an enhanced administration interface.        

As with all enterprise content, organizations must effectively manage desktop documents/files and email for retention, eDiscovery, knowledge, and cost. However, users currently create, modify, share, and store content locally without regard for corporate policy standards, organizational structure, or retention rules. Trusted Edge overcomes this dilemma by bringing order and enforceable structure to all business information residing across the network - including user desktops and laptops.

Because classification is a critical component starting point of all records management programs, organizations should select a classification strategy that is thorough, easy to implement, and consistent in approach. Recent white papers and research notes from leading industry analysts and consultants such as the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) and Contoural define a best practices strategy for classifying documents and email as one that includes both automatic and manual processes - automatic for simple classification decisions and manual for more complex choices. A best practices approach also includes the ability to combine automatic and manual classification to achieve the best features of both.

With support for automatic, role-based, and end-user classification methods in a single platform, Trusted Edge provides this documented best practices approach to ensure that content classification is always complete, attainable, and accurate. By incorporating a comprehensive policy-driven engine, a best practices classification capability, and auto-tagging with asset branding technology, Trusted Edge provides a holistic approach to information compliance, content retention and disposition, and legal hold.

Trusted Edge is ideal for any size organization that must define and protect vital business information, categorize business assets to facilitate access and enhance value, file critical content in the proper repository of record, minimize litigation risk, and comply with regulatory and/or statutory requirements for legal hold and asset disposition. Benefits of using Trusted Edge include significantly lower eDiscovery, storage, and management costs; enforced content retention and disposition schedules; simplified pre-case assessment cycles; and increased productivity through comprehensive capture, organization, and structure of all information. Moreover, Trusted Edge supports an organization's federated records management architecture by maintaining content on the appropriate system of record while retaining convenience copies or desktop shortcuts on user workstations or alternate locations. With Trusted Edge, organizations leverage their investments in current archive/repository solutions, gain the additional controls necessary to meet today's challenging litigation and compliance environments, and achieve a compelling ROI.

"Trusted Edge is a proven information governance solution that transforms the level of visibility and control that organizations have over content created and used at the network's edge," remarked Michael Smith, Trusted Edge General Manager at FileTek. "Version 4 builds on the product's existing rich feature set and adds powerful new capabilities based on a best practices approach. Administrator's can customize and fine-tune classification rules, which can then be applied to new and legacy content. Once documents and email across the enterprise have been classified and automatically tagged, Trusted Edge invokes policy-driven processes to archive and retain content according to specific enterprise rules. Furthermore, by complementing existing content and records management systems, Trusted Edge extends the scope and value of already-deployed information management solutions within the enterprise. Trusted Edge 4.0 is certainly the market leader when it comes to the scope of managed information, holistic approach, classification options, archiving flexibility, reliable legal hold management, and fully sanctioned content disposition."

About FileTek
FileTek, Inc. is a premier provider of large-scale data management and information governance solutions, enabling organizations, worldwide and across multiple industry segments, to efficiently manage, rapidly access, and effectively govern their ever-growing volume of enterprise data. Since 1984, FileTek has provided comprehensive, award-winning solutions to companies, prestigious educational institutions, scientific and government agencies worldwide. From our patented and innovative StorHouse® high-volume data management solutions to our Trusted Edge information classification and asset management software, FileTek maintains a steady focus: enhancing and automating information lifecycle management and data preservation processes for all categories and volumes of data.

FileTek is headquartered at 9400 Key West Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-251-0600. Fax: 301-251-1990. The FileTek international headquarters, FileTek Ltd, is located at One Northumberland Ave., London WC2N 5BW. Telephone: +44 (0) 207 872 5583. Fax: +44 (0) 207 753 2829. The company also has offices across North America. To learn more about FileTek, visit: http://www.filetek.com.

©2009 FileTek. All rights reserved. FileTek, StorHouse, and Trusted Edge are U.S. registered trademarks of FileTek, Inc. Other trademarks presented herein are the property of their respective owners. The following U.S. patents protect StorHouse: 4,864,572; 5,247,660; 5,727,197; 6,049,804.

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