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Autonomy Zantaz's legal hold

This article appears in the issue January 2008, [Vol 17, Issue 1]

Autonomy Zantaz has released Desktop Legal Hold, said to be the industry’s first comprehensive solution that enables corporate legal and IT departments to remotely enforce legal hold across desktops and laptops.

Zantaz explains Desktop Legal Hold does not require a continuous network connection for discovery. Information and metadata are preserved locally and continuously in real time. The solution locks down the original files in place and can return them when an Internet connection is established.

Applying conceptual and keyword legal search, all information relevant to legal matters is preserved, maintaining the audit trail and forensic credibility while dramatically reducing the legal risk of fines and sanctions associated with non-compliance to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) for E-Discovery. Built on Autonomy’s Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL), Desktop Legal Hold provides automatic and ongoing preservation of information using the full array of keyword and Boolean rules, metadata and conceptual search to uniquely cull data volumes by intelligently identifying all types of information relevant to legal hold policies.

The company reports that Desktop Legal Hold:

  • proactively monitors all information that comes across the screen or is stored on the hard drive including PDFs, e-mails and instant messages (without the need for a network connection), and locks it down in place preserving data so that it can’t be deleted or changed;
  • collects all data from files including versioning, hidden changes, recycle bin and deleted items, and retrieves information from the "empty" space on hard drives;
  • automatically overcomes spoliation, obfuscation, misclassification and non-classification of important data;
  • delivers advanced technology for remote forensics, data loss prevention and original file preservation at the sector level; and
  • automatically integrates with the full spectrum of Autonomy Zantaz Proactive Information Risk Management solutions, a full suite of solutions that provides records management, archiving, discovery and review, investigation, real-time policy management and advanced analytics on one unified platform.

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