Increased end-user awareness and ongoing advances in technology are helping shape better products and services.
Rockville, Maryland (Vocus) June 29, 2010
FileTek, Inc., a pioneer developer of storage virtualization, data management, and information governance solutions, announced today that Network Products Guide, industry’s leading information technology research and advisory guide has named Trusted Edge for Intelligent Content Migration a winner of the 2010 Best Products and Services Award in the Intelligent Content Migration category. This respected annual award honors products and services that represent the rapidly changing needs and interests of the end-users of technology worldwide. As part of the tech-industry’s leading global awards program, this year’s Best Products and Services were nominated from all over the world.
One of the biggest challenges facing all organizations as they implement content and records management solutions is how to handle the thousands of existing files that reside on shared drives scattered throughout the network. For years, these shared drives have become nothing more than a corporate junk drawer containing a jumbled mixture of critical and nonessential content, and unfortunately, the problem is getting worse with time. The reality is that shared drives are in an escalating state of disarray, and because of the pain factor involved, de-cluttering them typically remains at the bottom of the IT to-do list.
Traditional file archive applications normally bulk move data “as is” from cluttered file shares to other locations without collecting important file metadata or applying consistent rules that evaluate individual file content and business value. Choosing this approach has a hefty price tag, including high storage, storage management, eDiscovery, and records management costs due to retaining too much irrelevant information; wasted productivity because documents are difficult to locate; and potential litigation risk and compliance violations as a result of disorganized, haphazardly stored, untagged content. IT managers are reluctant to implement these laborious traditional approaches because they know the result will simply move the problem from one location to another.
In contrast to traditional approaches, Trusted Edge for Intelligent Content Migration painlessly solves the shared drive cleanup dilemma by performing automatic content tagging and reorganization in real-time as the secure migration process occurs. The software intelligently classifies, captures, and relocates only relevant content based on a set of preconfigured, consistent enterprise policies that can be triggered based on file path, file name, file metadata, file type, and even actual file content, thus enabling intelligent decisions about how each item should be migrated and secured. During migration, Trusted Edge tags content with enhanced classification metadata for improved indexing and creates a forensic audit trail that details how each item was processed. This strategy provides added value for users, IT, and legal teams by making it easier for them to utilize, access, and manage critical business assets. It also effortlessly de-clutters unruly file shares, mitigates litigation and compliance risk, improves the legal hold process, and lowers administration overhead by simplifying file share management.
Moreover, Trusted Edge helps preserve investments in existing technology. It provides certified adapters for leading repositories, including Microsoft SharePoint®, Open Text Livelink®, Laserfiche®, Symantec Enterprise Vault™, Docuware®, IBM Content/Records Manager, FileTek StorHouse®, and all repositories that are compliant with the WebDAV interface standard.
“Increased end-user awareness and ongoing advances in technology are helping shape better products and services.” says Rake Narang, editor-in-chief, Network Products Guide. “Trusted Edge for Intelligent Content Migration is improving the way organizations implement records management procedures across the enterprise, simplify digital housekeeping, and mitigate compliance and litigation risk.”
“These awards go to the best technology products every year, and we are honored that Trusted Edge for Intelligent Content Migration has gained the Network Products Guide Reader Trust,” commented Gary Szukalski, President of FileTek. “Trusted Edge eliminates digital housekeeping pain and ensures corporate wellness by making shared drive cleanup and secure migration to one or more structured repositories a simple, one-click, automated process. As such, Trusted Edge is a key component of a comprehensive records management plan.”
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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 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.
©2010 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: 5,727,197 and 6,049,804