Microsystems and 3BView Partner to Offer Server-based Metadata Solution

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Microsystems, a leading document automation and quality control software provider for law firms, and 3BView, a global leader in document metadata removal, today announced a comprehensive partnership to offer a server-based metadata solution based on 3BClean™.

With 3BClean, we provide a solution that fills the gaps that desktop-only metadata solutions don’t and help our legal clients ensure the highest level of document quality.

Microsystems, a leading document automation and quality control software provider for law firms, and 3BView, a global leader in document metadata removal, today announced a comprehensive partnership to offer a server-based metadata solution based on 3BClean™.

Per the partnership, Microsystems will sell 3BClean as a stand-alone solution independently, as well as through resellers in North America and the United Kingdom. In addition, Microsystems is building functionality to extend the value of 3BClean and offer this combined solution through its popular DocXtools™ software.

“We’ve entered into this partnership with 3BView because our law firm customers have identified the need for next generation, server-based metadata protection,” said Tom O’Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer, Microsystems. “As lawyers increasingly send and even edit documents on mobile devices, such as Blackberry, iPhone and Netbooks, or access mobile-enabled DMS systems, these documents are not protected by legacy metadata solutions. Without a solution like 3BClean, these new workflow scenarios put these firms at great risk. Even the simple forwarding of a document from secretary to lawyer who then forwards the document on a mobile device externally is problematic. With 3BClean, we provide a solution that fills the gaps that desktop-only metadata solutions don’t and help our legal clients ensure the highest level of document quality.”

“The risks of metadata disclosure are well understood within the legal industry, although a security gap is now emerging via mobile devices,” said Paul Averill, Chief Executive Officer, 3BView. “Our partnership with Microsystems will help to ensure that law firms around the globe adopt a systematic and enterprise-wide approach to controlling and managing metadata.”

“Microsystems and 3BView are excellent vendors and it makes great sense to bring together the power of DocXtools with 3BClean,” said Mike Green, Chief Information Officer, Nixon Peabody LLP. “We look forward to Microsystems extending the functionality of DocXtools with 3BClean to mitigate risk, ensure document quality and allow us to continue to provide the highest quality service to our clients.”

“We are delighted to add 3BClean to the list of Microsystems solutions we resell,” said Roger Pickett, Managing Director, Phoenix Business Solutions. “Document production is the heart of law firm business and our relationship with Microsystems offers our clients further sophistication and options which I am sure will be well received.”

Adding 3BClean to its existing product offering — DocXtools, Legal TemplatesPlus, and D3 — allows Microsystems to offer law firms a comprehensive document lifecycle solution. DocXtools is a document formatting and clean-up solution that helps law firms save 80 percent of the time typically spent overcoming common document issues. Legal TemplatesPlus is a complete correspondence and pleadings solution that also includes numbering, table of contents and DocID functionality. D3 (Dynamic Document Drafting) software enables law firm practice areas and business groups to quickly and easily produce document first and iterative drafts with accurate, approved content that is easy to add, update and share. Together with 3BClean, Microsystems’ solutions improve document quality and mitigate risk.

About 3BClean
3BClean is a server-based metadata protection solution that enables automated and policy-based metadata removal from documents sent by e-mail, and those contained within Content and Document Management Systems (CMS and DMS). 3BClean enables a practical and consistent service level across today’s increasingly mobile enterprise and supports any e-mail client or server, such as Blackberry, iPhone, PDA, Netbooks, and Webmail.
3BClean features and benefits:

  •     Wide service spectrum – supports any e-mail client and server (Blackberry, iPhone, Netbooks and Webmail).
  •     Multiple format support – includes MS Office, OpenDocument Format and PDF.
  •     Flexible system with low operational costs – metadata can be removed automatically according to centrally set rules or manually via user through a series of selections.
  •     Improved user experience – the automated system provides a service that is easy-to-use and works reliably on the company network. Removing metadata from documents is a processor intensive application for desktop or laptop computers, which can cause user issues, and severely degrade employee productivity. Transferring this processing to the network is therefore especially important for organizations that send large quantities of documents via e-mail.
  •     Ease of Integration – well-documented application programming interface (API) enables ease of integration into Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Document and Content Management Systems.
  •     Conversion to Secure PDF – option to generate a secured PDF prior to final document distribution.

About Microsystems
Founded in 1995, Microsystems is a global leader in document lifecycle software and services designed to improve the total document automation and quality control processes of document-intensive businesses. The company helps more than 650 client firms and companies increase document production efficiencies and reduce costs and risk. Microsystems is based near Chicago in Downers Grove, Illinois. For more information, visit http://www.microsystems.com or call 630.598.1100.

About 3BView
3BView is a global leader in metadata removal across multiple device types and access methods, enabling enterprises and government agencies to secure their documents, avoid commercial and reputational risks, and comply with regulatory requirements. For more information, please visit http://www.3bview.com.

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Natalie Whited                    
Microsystems                    
630.598.1100                    
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Carolyn Depko
Edge Legal Marketing
732.533.5491
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