dataglobal Acquires Inboxx Best-In-Class Archiving Technology to Deliver Powerful Storage & Information Management Solution

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Manages Unstructured Data and Storage Assets for an Enterprise of Any Size from a Central Console to Solve Compliance, eDiscovery, Storage Reclamation and Knowledge Reuse Needs

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Together, inboxx and dataglobal will now be able to deliver a single software platform that integrates all the tools needed to manage the unstructured data and storage assets for an enterprise of any size, all from a central console.

dataglobal GmbH, a leading provider of data classification, storage administration and information management software, today announced it has finalized the acquisition of Hamburg, Germany based inboxx GmbH and the integration of the companies’ product portfolio. The inboxx Unified Archive solution offers best-in-class e-mail and content archiving technology that enables companies to store, manage, and discover unstructured information across the enterprise to meet growing litigation, compliance, and policy-based corporate governance needs. With the addition of GFT inboxx technology to dataglobal’s information and storage management suite, dataglobal’s comprehensive and cohesive technology platform streamlines the aggregation and management of enterprise-wide data, delivering unprecedented storage and information management functionality and efficiency in today’s market.

“Information and storage management continues to be one of the most vexing problems facing today’s enterprises, and the added pressures and fines associated with compliance has moved this issue to the forefront of corporate concerns,” said Wolfgang Munz, dataglobal CEO. “Together, inboxx and dataglobal will now be able to deliver a single software platform that integrates all the tools needed to manage the unstructured data and storage assets for an enterprise of any size, all from a central console. Now, dataglobal’s integrated Information and Storage Management platform enables corporations to not only solve compliance issues but the eDiscovery, storage reclamation and knowledge reuse needs of today’s large organizations as well.”

inboxx is recognized throughout Europe as the industry leader with over 1,500 installations for its email and content archiving software that enables companies to store, manage, and discover unstructured information across the enterprise. Using a market proven architecture, inboxx provides an open, intelligent and manageable approach to improve management, reduce costs and control information risk with a common technology engine that serves as the single platform for both data protection and archiving. The inboxx revolutionary Unified Archiving approach supports archiving of Exchange, Lotus Domino, Novell GroupWise, SMTP, SAP R/3 or Microsoft Dynamics ERP system data, File and SharePoint files as well as instant messaging communications and call center phone call recordings combined with sophisticated, policy-based content classification and automated legal hold. With unstructured information consuming a large percentage of corporate storage, inboxx archives information from messaging, file servers and collaborative systems using a common technology engine that pools the archive into a single repository with only one copy of a file, an e-mail or a document. Unlike other solutions which provide fragmented solutions which made it difficult for users to store, search or retrieve relevant information, inboxx provides a centralized robust framework that is significantly easier to manage and deploy, delivering huge synergies and cost savings to customers by removing the need for cost-intensive archiving silos. Its powerful storage optimization, classification and retention technologies automatically capture, categorize, index and enforce retention policies and secure unstructured information while reducing storage costs and simplifying management.

“inboxx helps companies close the gap between technology and policies in order to eliminate the risks associated with non-compliance, said Juergen Obermann, former CEO of inboxx. “inboxx Unified Archiving enables organizations to consolidate email and other electronic information into a single repository. This simplifies management, enforces policies, enables legal hold, reduces information redundancy, and allows for timely search and retrieval of relevant information for legal cases. Archiving with inboxx is the cornerstone of an efficient, repeatable and defensible discovery process.”

Prior to the acquisition, both companies worked in close collaboration for several years as OEM partners, enabling the integration of technology and company assets and personnel to proceed swiftly. As a result, the inboxx technology has been easily integrated into the dataglobal product portfolio to offer a holistic Unified Storage and Information Management platform that sets a new standard of data management to improve business agility and reduce costs. The dataglobal software modules offer analysis and classification, optimized administration and storage resource management as well as audit-compliant long-term archiving built on a single unifying code base. Leveraging the strengths of this common platform, each module, deployed by itself or in combination with others, delivers unsurpassed feature-for-feature performance against alternative point level solutions. Modules are individual licensable as well, allowing customers the flexibility to choose those that meet their current needs and activate additional modules as new needs emerge. The dataglobal modules, which have now been renamed under the “dg” banner, share a common set of back end services and advance capabilities as well, eliminating the need to purchase fragmented, expensive third-party tools. With the dataglobal Unified Storage and Information Management platform, all data management functions can be completed quickly, easily and reliably from a single console. Customers can thus select everything they need for the efficient management of unstructured data from a single source.

"When two companies that have worked so well together over several years, when they finally decide to join forces, the resulting organization fuses together quite easily creating many positive synergies,” Munz commented. "Already we are finding many instances where one plus one is adding up to much more than two. Fittingly, our new, shared brand not only documents the strong team spirit shown by both companies but also the highly advanced integration of our solutions at the technical level."

The resulting individual modules include "dg analyze" which performs high-performance analysis of unstructured datasets. The "dg classification" module employs policy-based schema that can classify data into categories simply and automatically, while "dg storage control" and "dg chargeback" enable the efficient monitoring of the storage infrastructure while offering cost center-based billing of the storage used. The "dg file" module makes it simple to consolidate file servers, or to outsource and archive file stores transparently to SharePoint, the Cloud or lower-cost storage platforms. The archive modules include "dg mail", "dg erp", "dg voice" and "dg connect" to allow a multi-level archival to be implemented across email, data, file servers and documents with a uniform, central infrastructure allowing compliance requirements to be met while lowering costs simultaneously. Similarly, "dg hyparchiv" can serve as the core Unified Archiving Backbone for the business.

As a result of the acquisition, dataglobal will take over all marketing, sales, support and project management from its corporate headquarters while inboxx staff from the Hamburg, Germany offices will form the new company’s Product Engineering Center. In addition to the technological benefits of the acquisition, the dataglobal market position and reach has also been strengthened by integrating inboxx's extensive network of skilled sales partners in the German-speaking region. Simultaneously, dataglobal's new US-based office enables additional penetration into the U.S. marketplace for the inboxx solutions.

about dataglobal -- the Unified Storage and Information Management Specialist

dataglobal (dg) is a global leader in data analysis, classification, management and archival technology which provides high-performance analysis and management of information resources across heterogeneous enterprises of all sizes.

Having previously defined the revolutionary Unified Archiving approach which transformed the archiving industry, dg’s product modules form a new generation Unified Storage and Information Management (USIM) platform which is uniquely capable of analyzing, assessing and triggering data management actions that govern all unstructured information and storage assets. dataglobal’s groundbreaking file classification technology is a critical USIM enabling technology that can quickly scan and categorize information resources to meet eDiscovery, compliance, knowledge reuse and storage optimization business needs to improve revenue, profitability and competitive advantage while reducing corporate risks and costs simultaneously.

More than 1,800 successful installations in over 40 countries worldwide are a testament to the performance of dataglobal’s products. Customers include 3M, AUDI, E.ON, Group Deutsche Börse, Knorr-Bremse, Mars and Voestalpine. dataglobal also boasts an impressive list of technology partners that include Microsoft, EMC, HP, Hitachi, IBM, LSI, NetApp, Permabit and Oracle (Sun Microsystems.) dataglobal is headquartered in Germany with regional offices on the west coast of the United States and in Romania. For more information, please visit us at http://www.dataglobal.com.

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