Actiance Introduces Vantage for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 to Help Simplify Security and Compliance Policy
BELMONT, Calif. – May 1, 2012 – Actiance, helping organizations benefit from new forms of communications and collaboration, announced today a new release of Vantage for Microsoft SharePoint 2010. The solution allows enterprises to create granular policy controls for content inspection, real time alerts and role-based workflow for supervisory review, logging and archiving. For organizations in regulated industries, including financial services, legal and healthcare, this is a critical step to help reduce risk and ensure corporate compliance with regulatory, legal and corporate governance rules by extending the functionality of Microsoft SharePoint.
“SharePoint has become pervasive as a collaboration platform across the enterprise, but with this comes the same information management and compliance challenges facing other business critical applications,” said Katey Wood, senior analyst of Information Management, ESG. “As with email, companies need efficient tools to help manage the lifecycle of SharePoint content from cradle to grave. Actiance’s enhanced information management capabilities address these requirements, ensuring compliance and minimizing exposure by monitoring, preserving and discovering SharePoint content.”
Collaboration tools, such as SharePoint, are changing the way enterprises conduct business, enabling the rapid creation and distribution of content and materials inside and outside organizations. However, for regulated industries with corporate compliance mandates, extending SharePoint features to monitor and manage publishing activities with contextual capture of content or the creation of custom policies can help ensure compliance to industry-specific regulations.
“More and more businesses are choosing SharePoint as their enterprise collaboration solution,” said Michal Gideoni Group Product Manager, SharePoint Product Management at Microsoft Corp. “Partners like Actiance support organizations in managing the growing amount of sensitive data being housed in SharePoint.”
Actiance’s Vantage for SharePoint helps to provide robust security-enhanced compliance capabilities. Enterprises can apply tailored polices and controls to comply with specific industry regulation, corporate governance, or legal-hold. Vantage also offers proactive features to monitor activity, including real-time alerts based on content detected and role-based reviews that include search capabilities and workflow review. Actiance users can both lower the costs needed to comply with regulatory, legal and corporate governance rules, as well as simplify the policy control for the platform.
“According to Actiance’s Annual Survey, more than 75 percent of respondents use or plan to use SharePoint as their primary enterprise collaboration platform. Actiance is able to help ensure that organizations feel confident in collaborating in real time without the fear of disclosing sensitive or confidential material, said Kailash Ambwani, CEO, of Actiance. “Vantage makes the onramp to compliant collaboration a more seamless experience for users and one that ensures organizations meet supervisory and archiving requirements.”
For more information on the Actiance or its products, please visit http://www.actiance.com/. Actiance is on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/actiance. To read the company's blog, please visit: http://blog.actiance.com/.
Actiance helps organizations manage, secure and ensure compliance across unified communications, collaboration and Web 2.0 applications such as blogs, wikis and social networks. Actiance’s award-winning platforms are used by 9 of the top 10 US banks and 284 FINRA regulated firms globally.
The Actiance platform allows organizations to gain visibility of applications in use, apply usage and content policies, ensure compliance and gain valuable insights across the communications and collaboration channels. Actiance supports all leading social networks, unified communications and collaboration providers and IM platforms, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google, Yahoo!, AOL, Skype, Cisco, Microsoft Corp., Jive, and IBM.
Actiance is headquartered in Belmont, California. For more information, visit http://www.actiance.com or call 1-888-349-3223.
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