Back in 2005 in the days of Shared Spaces Research & Consulting, I really liked the work done by NextPage on reducing document chaos (see here and here – although the latter link through doesn’t work anymore). NextPage redirected its focus in the subsequent years, and while it did cool and necessary work around document compliance, it had moved out of the area of direct interest for me.
Anyway, Proofpoint recently announced it acquired NextPage, and it has a new information governance solution available based on the NextPage technology:
“Proofpoint Enterprise Governance uses patented, Digital Thread technology to fingerprint documents and track their versions and destinations across disparate systems. This technology is available via the cloud and is expected to be an integrated component of Proofpoint’s cloud-based platform and application suite.
“Today information is everywhere. It’s not just in central repositories, but on laptops and desktops, cloud-based file sharing services, SharePoint and other collaboration systems,” said Gary Steele, CEO of Proofpoint, Inc. “Effectively securing, retaining and discovering this proliferation of content is a tremendous challenge for virtually all enterprises today. With Proofpoint Enterprise Governance, enterprises can now fingerprint and track information across disparate systems, enabling proactive information governance for compliance, data retention and eDiscovery.”
Proofpoint Enterprise Governance helps enterprises control the legal and financial risks and eDiscovery costs related to unstructured information by defining and enforcing enterprise information governance policies. Proofpoint Enterprise Governance also helps to improve document policy compliance, and reduce retention costs by identifying and disposing of documents that are no longer needed.“