HiSoftware Releases HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff for SharePoint v3.3

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Latest release features expanded content and collaborative compliance capabilities and new Accessibility Foundation Module for SharePoint 2007 / 2010.

“The control of content within SharePoint is paramount to an organization’s governance strategy. HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff is the ideal solution for managing the diverse types of content that are used across SharePoint environments.” -Natalie Nichols

HiSoftware Inc. (http://www.hisoftware.com), a leading provider of social media and Web content compliance solutions, today announced that the company has released HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff® for SharePoint v3.3. The release extends the functionality of Compliance Sheriff for SharePoint to include integrated content compliance for multiple eContent mediums including document libraries, email, and SharePoint collaborative tools including blogs and wikis, MySites and TeamSites, as well as intranets and public facing websites.

Natalie Nichols, Managing Director of NTP Group, a leading SharePoint services organization in Brisbane, Australia said, “The control of content within SharePoint is paramount to an organization’s governance strategy. HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff is the ideal solution for managing the diverse types of content that are used across SharePoint environments.”

Key new features of HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff for SharePoint v3.3 include:

  •     New content capabilities to extend monitoring capabilities, including:

o    Improved document scanning for multiple document formats, including DOC, DOCX, PDF, and TXT.
o    Monitoring of social collaborative media including blogs and wikis, MySites and TeamSites.
o    Web monitoring capabilities for:
§    Intranet Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
§    Internet Web Content Management (WCM)
§    Monitoring of Email communications.

  •     Over 250 compliance checkpoints which can be used as is or customized to fit organizational standards, helping speed implementation.
  •     The new features are available for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 users. An upgrade patch to SharePoint 2010 will be provided after its release.

The new release also includes the optional Accessibility Foundation Module (AFM). AFM provides users with a set of tools to create an accessible platform/framework for a SharePoint portal or intranet site. AFM is integrated into the Compliance Sheriff offering to provide a more complete and easy-to-deploy method of addressing SharePoint framework accessibility. The most significant advantage of AFM is the enterprise-friendly installation method that allows a SharePoint Server Administrator to easily apply a master configuration to multiple SharePoint Applications. Improvements were also made to the control adapters, making it much easier to customize, add, or subtract them as needed.

Thomas Logan, HiSoftware Vice President of Product Management commented, “By integrating the Accessibility Foundation Module with Compliance Sheriff, SharePoint architects and developers now have the ability to readily identify and address issues in their code, deploy fixes to their code, and ultimately report on improvements to accessibility compliance. Our AFM beta site customers all experienced significant levels of accessibility improvements helping them meet compliance requirements.”

Compliance Sheriff for SharePoint is a Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) platform for automating effective business processes for confidentiality, privacy, brand quality, accessibility and inappropriate content for public websites and intranets. It allows organizations to integrate a comprehensive and automated solution for managing Web Governance standards and custom polices within SharePoint Server 2007/2010 as part of their best practices and corporate Risk Management strategy.

Kurt A. Mueffelmann, president and CEO of HiSoftware stated, “SharePoint is the fastest-growing collaboration platform on the market. While organizations that use SharePoint are taking advantage of the Internet in a powerful way, they are potentially putting themselves at risk through uncontrolled content creation.” He continued, “This latest release provides a wider umbrella for SharePoint governance and regulatory compliance by allowing organizations to not only monitor their websites and intranets for compliance, but also by extending this capability to include social media, collaborative tools, document libraries and even email.”

HiSoftware will be previewing HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff for SharePoint and the Accessibility Foundation Modules at the SPTechCon show in San Francisco, CA in booth 706.

Pricing and Availability
HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff for SharePoint v3.3 is available immediately through HiSoftware and its authorized resellers. For more information on HiSoftware products call +1.603.578.1870, email info@hisoftware.com or visit http://www.hisoftware.com.

About HiSoftware
Founded in 1998, HiSoftware (http://www.hisoftware.com) is a leading provider of social media and web content compliance software that monitors risk management across disperse e-Content environments – keeping information safe, appropriate and within regulatory guidelines. The company’s solutions provide a Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) platform for automating effective business processes for confidentiality, privacy, brand quality, accessibility and inappropriate content for public websites and intranets. HiSoftware’s customers consist of many of the world’s largest public and private intranet and public facing sites including US and international government agencies and Global 2000 companies.

HiSoftware and HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff are trademarks of HiSoftware Inc. which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

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