Version 6.0 Offers Organizations Accelerated Search Performance, Expanded SharePoint and Outlook Integration as well as New Features to Support eDiscovery Requirements 

McLean, VA – October 19, 2009 – ZyLAB, an innovative developer of Information Access Solutions, today announced the immediate availability of Version 6.0 of the company’s award-winning ZyIMAGE Information Access Platform (IAP). The ZyIMAGE IAP provides a robust foundation for the archiving and long-term management of vital information, from digitized paper documents, to electronic files, to email and attachments, to multimedia. The platform’s core technology enables users to find, access, and organize data through a standard browser in a quick, easy, and secure fashion. This new version offers organizations a wide array of new features, options and performance enhancements designed to support today’s information management, legal and compliance requirements. 

Last month, Gartner Inc., a research and advisory firm, positioned ZyLAB in the “Leaders” quadrant in its Magic Quadrant for Information Access Technology, 2009. Gartner defines Information Access technologies in the report as those having the ability to “find, collect and condense information or map its native location so that users may actively seek information, analyze it effectively and remain informed.” 

ZyIMAGE IAP 6.0 includes numerous new features that support ZyLAB’s position as an information access market leader, including: 

Accelerated Performance; Faster Searching and Results
The infrastructure has been optimized to enable faster searching on even larger/broader document collections. This enhancement helps users not only keep up with the exponential growth of stored data but they can quickly retrieve the information needed in order to respond to legal hold notices, client requests, regulators, etc. This faster performance helps to ensure the solution can scale with an enterprise’s volume of information and increase overall productivity of users.

Expanded SharePoint Integration
ZyIMAGE can be the platform running behind the collaborative SharePoint Portal in order to maximize the benefits of SharePoint and leveraging the ZyIMAGE scalable XML storage. In addition to enabling users to select specific documents or key fields to incorporate into the search index, the v6 enhancements enable the batch import of multiple files to the index. The enterprise can get greater control over their business intelligence – not just files stored on standard networks, but also information stored in their collaborative portal. Batch import yields greater convenience and interoperability of the two solutions in order to maximize both of their strengths.

Search ZyIMAGE Archives Directly from Outlook 2007
Similar to the SharePoint capability, the ZyIMAGE integration with Outlook enables organizations to optimize their investments in other business tools plus leverage the familiarity its users already have with a particular interface. With this enhancement, users can more readily search their archives without having to exit or open another interface. They can maintain high levels of productivity by simply typing their search term into the search bar in the Outlook program that is likely already running.

In addition to the many enhancements to the ZyIMAGE IAP, this new release also adds a host of new features specifically for eDiscovery, including: expanded reporting capabilities; support for import/export of metadata files in EDRM XML format; conversion of eDocs to TIFF format; expanded document de-duplication options; easy collection of electronic files from PCs and other remote data sources; expanded library of pre-configured search tools for automatic data extraction; and automated creation of ZyIMAGE Key Fields. 

“Already recognized by industry publications and top-tier independent analyst firms as one of the strongest Information Access solutions on the market, these new features further differentiate ZyIMAGE from the competition,” said Dr. Johannes Scholtes, President of ZyLAB North America LLC. “Every one of the features introduced is in direct response to customer requests. Not only are we expanding our leadership role within organizations that need to easily manage and locate information but we are also building a solid reputation as a leader in the eDiscovery space.”

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