Autonomy supports blackberry® PIN-to-PIN and SMS messaging for FRCP-Compliance

Electronic Discovery, Archiving Software and Hosted Services Help Minimize Mobile Communication Risk
(PresseBox) (Cambridge, UK and San Francisco, CA., ) Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that its software and hosted services for end-to-end eDiscovery and archiving enable the compliance archiving and search of BlackBerry® Pin-to-Pin and SMS messages, helping organizations to manage risks associated with mobile communications and comply with strict regulations such as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP). The Autonomy eDiscovery and archiving solutions support more than 1,000 data formats, including multimedia attachments, imaged documents, instant messages, BlackBerry Pin-to-Pin messages, SMS, audio, and video logs, and can automate the retrieval of relevant information for risk management through a conceptual understanding of the meaning of the messages and data.

FRCP Rule 26(a) requires an exhaustive search for and identification of sources of discoverable electronically stored information (ESI), including email, voice, and video content. In the case of email, this disclosure may require references to email that may be stored on backup tapes, employee PCs, and/or BlackBerry devices. In addition, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), SEC, and National Association of Securities Dealers have strict regulations governing the preservation of electronic communications.

Standard BlackBerry e-mail passes through a company's messaging servers, where it can be captured and monitored for compliance and information governance purposes. However, BlackBerry SMS text and Personal Identification Number (PIN) messaging typically bypass a company's messaging systems, making the communications completely private and unmanaged. These SMS and PIN messages can expose the company to data leaks and compliance risks.

Highly regulated industries such as financial institutions are challenged with capturing, storing, and retrieving these difficult formats, which are now common for mobile business communication. Autonomy technology is increasingly used by financial and government institutions for long-term management and eDiscovery of their BlackBerry communications. The company's Meaning-based Computing technology automatically analyses and categorizes messages flowing though the BlackBerry RIM Server, capturing SMS and PIN messages in addition to emails; the de-duplicated messages are archived in the ultra scalable and secure consolidated archive. Each message is tagged with additional company specific metadata for faster more cost-effective supervision, long-term management and potential legal hold and eDiscovery.

"Having a mobile workforce has become a way of life for all businesses," said Mike Lynch, CEO of Autonomy. "However, electronic communication poses a real risk to corporations' compliance and corporate governance requirements. It is critical for organizations to select effective eDiscovery and archiving solutions that can find, hold and deliver all of the relevant information when litigations arise, which Autonomy is uniquely able to accomplish."


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