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OTTAWA, Ontario, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Acaveo today announced the availability of Smart Information Server 3 to help companies rapidly understand their unstructured data and seize the opportunities of hybrid cloud storage, data classification and security assessment. Complementing Microsoft Office 365, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Server, Windows Server, StorSimple and other services, this new version of Smart Information Server delivers on Acaveo's strategy of leveraging metadata to centrally audit and manage unstructured data in a hybrid cloud business productivity infrastructure.
Recently recognized by Gartner as a "Cool Vendor in Information Governance and MDM, 2014"i, Acaveo continues to demonstrate the depth of business value that is available through its unique small footprint approach to bringing companies better visibility and control of their unstructured data assets with Smart Information Server 3.
"The sheer amount of aged data and rapidly increasing new data from a variety of sources stored, both on the network and in the cloud, creates severe cost, security, and management challenges," notes Gartner, Inc. in "Best Practices for Data Retention and Policy Creation Will Lower Costs and Reduce Risks", Alan Dayley, Debra Logan, Garth Landers, April 2014.
Unstructured data assessments
Smart Information Server 3 delivers new insights to uncover stale folders and sites, orphaned data, legal hold data, entitlement data maps, group memberships and more. These and other powerful insights are now available through a simple mode of the software. Combined with Acaveo's recently announced Discover Program, these insights are attainable by companies at low risk and low cost to assist them with quick assessment of their unstructured data as part of larger project initiatives.
Smart Information Server 3 includes the ability to audit data classifications, regardless of how they are applied, and to apply classifications to data residing in on-premises and cloud-based repositories according to comprehensive rules in the software. Smart Information Server 3's data classification features include tight integration with Windows Server File Classification Infrastructure for auditing, reporting and applying attributes to data in Windows file shares. Data classification can yield significant benefits, such as acceleration of migration to the cloud, improved data security, compliance efficiencies and improved ways to manage the organization's resources.
Smart Information Server 3 adds comprehensive auditing of Active Directory users and groups and their entitlements to unstructured data. Visualization and reporting of change deltas to identity attributes and group memberships assists with reporting needs for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
Microsoft StorSimple support has been added in Smart Information Server 3 to allow companies to increase their adoption of the Microsoft hybrid cloud. Smart Information Server is uniquely designed for unified visibility and control of unstructured data across the hybrid cloud.
More information about Smart Information Server 3 can be found on the Smart Information Server product page of the Acaveo website.
Acaveo provides a leading software platform for a new category of information governance software referred to by leading analyst firms as File Analysis. Acaveo software enables organizations to rapidly audit, search, monitor, analyze and visualize their unstructured data coming from Microsoft Office 365, file servers, SharePoint Server, Exchange Server, OneDrive for Business and Box. A Microsoft Partner, Acaveo's software is used by IT and information governance professionals to manage valuable information assets, conduct data deletion and migration, improve compliance and security and reduce data storage and eDiscovery costs.
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[i] Gartner Inc., Cool Vendors in Information Governance and MDM, 2014, Debra Logan, Alan Dayley, Bill O'Kane, Andrew White, May 2014.
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