ZANTAZ, Inc., the global leader in Information Retention and Disclosure Management (IRDM) solutions, today announced plans to release enhancements to its Application Program Interface (API) allowing for integration of its mailbox and file management solution, ZANTAZ EAS, with Records Management (RM) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems. Through future partnerships, RM and ECM vendors can utilise this API to easily integrate their systems with ZANTAZ EAS, providing customers with optimised storage space, streamlined data management, better overall return on investment, and ultimately, improved risk management and compliance.

Email management is one of the greatest challenges that corporations face today. With increasing amounts of data generated every day, both large and small organisations require a solution that integrates existing RM and ECM platforms with email archives and related documents. According to Enterprise Strategy Group, it is estimated that 75 percent of most companies intellectual property is contained in messages and attachments sent through the organisation via email, yet very few companies have processes in place to address the situation.

Companies are feeling the pain of not having clear corporate policy around email retention, and are only beginning to address the issue, said Carolyn DiCenzo, vice president, Gartner Research. Email archiving products that provide a solution to meet corporate retention policies and improve the level of service to users are good first steps but fuller records retention and document management activity will also be required. So few companies have these policies and processes in place, the exposure to legal and regulatory violations is great, and addressing the issue should be a priority.

Our customers, in industries such as financial services, healthcare, and legal, tell us that they constantly struggle to meet the internal and external demands for better control of the critical information their organisations generate on a daily basis, said Joe Romanowski, Vice President of Product Strategy, ZANTAZ. Integration of ZANTAZ EAS with our customers RM and ECM systems will give them the power to control their information through corporate policiesusing our records-in-place approach that eliminates the need to move data between multiple repositories, while preserving their existing workflow.

To meet these customer-driven requirements, ZANTAZ will partner with industry leaders in RM and ECM, enabling them to provide their customers better control of the massive amounts of data stored in their organisations including, email, instant messages, Microsoft Office files, web content and all other data that resides within RM and ECM systems.

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