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Actiance Vantage 2013 Enables the World's Largest Companies to Unleash Social Business

Market Leader Provides a Single Platform to Manage All Communications and Collaboration Providing Greater Visibility, Policy Control, Content Monitoring and Robust Compliance

BELMONT, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/04/13 -- Actiance, helping organizations benefit from communications, collaboration and social networking, today announced the next generation release of its flagship product, Vantage™ 2013. Powered by the Actiance Governance Platform, the latest version of Vantage allows organizations to manage security, retention, and compliance policies for a wide range of communications channels, including, enterprise social software, public instant messaging networks and unified communications, from a single platform.

Used by all 10 of the top 10 banks in the US, 5 of the top 5 in Canada, 8 of the top 10 in Europe, and 3 of the 5 leading energy companies, the Actiance Governance Platform allows them to adhere to the strictest compliance, regulatory and governance requirements. The new release builds on these strengths and adds support for Microsoft® Lync® 2013 and IBM® Connections 4.5, extends support for Jive with real-time event capture, adds support for control and recording of Lync® VoIP calls, and allows direct archiving to Symantec Enterprise Vault. In addition, Vantage 2013 is designed to provide a robust governance platform to support future communications and collaboration channels as they become available.

Growth in the use of real-time communications channels has inevitably led to the proliferation of business-critical information in channels well beyond email. Combined with stringent regulatory and corporate governance requirements, this has created demand for the capture and control of these conversations in the enterprise. Actiance Vantage 2013 provides a comprehensive solution to help organizations manage the use of these channels and identify and retain business records thus unlocking the productivity gains enabled by unified communications and enterprise social software.

"As the recent derivatives swap (LIBOR) scandal has proven, the ability to go back through communications for electronic discovery and compliance requirements is vital. Understanding the early case assessment of who said what and when helps legal and compliance teams plot a strategy and understand who's responsible," said Scott Whitney, VP of product management at Actiance. "For regulated organizations, and those with strict information governance policies, archiving and accessing this information isn't possible without an effective compliance solution. Vantage 2013 facilitates broad employee participation and adoption of social business with confidence to control who can do what, to keep an eye on their sensitive company information, and to make discovery and litigation easier and less costly."

Actiance's Vantage 2013 reduces the risk of litigation and regulatory fines with the capture and retention of conversations regardless of the communication channel being used. In addition to satisfying Dodd Frank and FINRA regulations in the US, Vantage 2013 meets the regulatory requirements posed by FCA and MiFID in the UK, as well as IIROC in Canada.

"As industry regulations continue to evolve and we are required to manage and capture new forms of communication, we must implement the necessary compliance tools to enable us to meet these new regulatory demands," said John Polanin, Head of Compliance for the Americas at Macquarie Group. "Actiance has partnered with Macquarie to help us build out these capabilities, allowing us to capture business-critical information."

"Vantage 2013 enables companies to add additional governance to the increasing number of communication and collaboration channels they are using today," says Vanessa Thompson, Research Manager, Enterprise Social Networks and Collaborative Technologies at IDC. "This Vantage release expands support for managing and controlling the latest enhancements to Unified Communications and collaboration solutions to enable greater visibility and reporting of communications in regulated and non-regulated industries."

Vantage 2013 Highlights:

Captures Lync® VoIP calls including two-party and conference including metadata, regardless of the location of the call. This feature satisfies recent regulations requiring the capture and archiving of voice in both the US and EMEA, and does so with simplicity and ease.

Extends Support for Microsoft® Lync® 2013, the latest version of Lync, with compliance, security, and management controls for Instant Messaging, Voice, and Persistent chat. The result enables smoother Lync rollouts by removing the compliance barrier and mitigating the risk of costly sanctions for erroneous record keeping.

Provides Real-time Capture of Jive™ events including posted, modified, or deleted content across blogs, discussions, documents, ideas, direct messages, status updates, comments, and attachments to improve employee productivity while remaining compliant.

Allows Direct Archiving to Symantec Enterprise Vault to ensure adherence to legal, regulatory, and corporate governance guidelines. Vantage 2013 lowers TCO and slashes legal costs by capturing conversations in context making the eDiscovery process quicker.

Support for IBM® Connections 4.5 which allows companies a smoother transition to Connections by removing compliance roadblocks while ensuring all regulatory, legal and corporate governance requirements are met

About Vantage 2013
Vantage allows organizations to gain visibility of applications in use, to apply usage and content policies, to ensure compliance, and to gain valuable insights across instant messaging, enterprise collaboration, and unified communications channels. It enables organizations to establish usage and governance policies across real-time communications channels like Microsoft® Lync/OCS, IBM Sametime®, IBM Connections®, Jive, Cisco® Unified Presence, public instant messaging (IM) platforms, industry-focused networks such as Reuters and Bloomberg, Web 2.0-enabled websites, blogs, wikis, and webmail. Content can then be monitored, blocked, and archived -- reducing outbound data leakage and enabling compliance with industry regulations, legal discovery requirements, and corporate policy standards

About Actiance
Actiance is a global leader in communication, collaboration, and social media governance for the enterprise. Its governance platform is used by millions of professionals across dozens of industries. With the power of communication, collaboration, and social media at their fingertips, Actiance helps professionals everywhere to engage with customers and colleagues so they can unleash social business. The Actiance platform gives organizations the ability to ensure compliance for all their communications channels. It provides real-time content monitoring, centralized policy management, contextual capture of content and smart archiving which improves the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of eDiscovery and helps protect users from malware and accidental or malicious leakage of information. Actiance supports all leading social media, unified communications, collaboration, and IM platforms, including Facebook (FB), LinkedIn (LNKD), Twitter, Google (GOOG), Yahoo! (YHOO), Skype, IBM, (IBM), Jive (JIVE), Microsoft (MSFT), Cisco (CSCO), and Salesforce.com (CRM).

Actiance is headquartered in Belmont, California. For more information, visit http://www.actiance.com or call 1-888-349-3223.

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