"Autonomy Corporation, a provider of infrastructure software, has unveiled an advanced legal hold solution that automates the multi-faceted process necessary to preserve electronically stored information across laptops, desktops and all enterprise data sources.
According to Autonomy, the legal hold solution combines and automates custodian notification and management with electronically stored information (ESI) identification, preservation and collection - all on a single platform, reducing the risks and costs associated with the legal hold process and the duty to preserve by extending an organization's control of its information to the edge of the network.
Unlike other legal hold point solutions, Autonomy's legal hold solution offers a legally defensible process that combines automated ESI identification, preservation, and collection with notification and interview management, and the ability to automatically suggest custodians and data sources, Autonomy said.
Additionally, unlike stand-alone preservation and collection solutions, which require persistent connections to laptops and desktops for search, identification, and collection, Autonomy's solution is reportedly geared towards global enterprise use by using policies to drive preservation in-place and offline collections with a 'Preserve-In-Place' capability for laptops and desktops, in addition to enterprise data sources. Autonomy applies intelligent hold policies against an enterprise's entire corpus of data, while allowing for multiple forensically sound collection options."