New for December 2012, industry analyst firm Gartner has published its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving. This report provides a detailed overview of the Enterprise Information Archiving (EIA) market and evaluates he key vendors based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute.
In the new report, Proofpoint is one of only three vendors positioned as Leaders.
As usual, Proofpoint has licensed a reprint of the new EIA magic quadrant and you can read the full report, compliments of Proofpoint, at the following URL:
Writing in the 2012 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving, Gartner analysts Sheila Childs, Kenneth Chin, Debra Logan and Alan Dayley note that, "The EIA market is healthy and growing rapidly. EIA has emerged as a commonly used technology underpinning for higher-level use cases supporting information governance, e-discovery, historical preservation of data and application retirement."
In addition to a comparison of the various archiving vendors and their solutions, the report also highlights several key trends in the enterprise information archiving market, including:
Increasing adoption of cloud-based archiving: The analysts write, "Archiving as a service (aka cloud archiving) has rapidly surpassed on-premises archiving as the preferred deployment model for most organizations."
Growing importance of information governance as an important business driver: Gartner says, "Broader information governance concerns (regulatory compliance, business-focused retention and deletion of data, and managing aging data based on a clear understanding of its value) are beginning to surpass e-discovery as the primary driver for deploying EIA."
In-place management of legal holds is also highlighted as an important feature: Gartner says, "Another trend that is emerging as an offshoot of an organization's desire to better manage its archiving and e-discovery processes is in-place legal hold. This functionality offers the ability to identify data wherever it resides and either apply legal holds to the data without moving it to an archive or to move it to a temporary archive at that point."
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