Mon, Dec 5, 2016
Albany, NY – Rational Enterprise, a leader in Information Governance (IG) technology, announced today that it has released a beta version of Concept Clustering. Rational Governance’s implementation of unsupervised clustering will complement its already broad analytical toolset, which includes Boolean Search, Content Navigator, and supervised machine learning based on Support Vector Machine (SVM) modeling.
RG’s clustering technology uncovers similarities between documents based on word frequency, with the algorithm paying a higher degree of attention to co-occurrences of words that constitute topics. A weighting algorithm evaluates the degree of similarity between documents and then displays that degree of similarity spatially, clustering together those documents with a high degree of similarity, while more loosely associated ones are further apart.
While clustering is a tool typically employed during litigation review and is integrated into various e-discovery platforms, RG’s clustering toolset is unique in its application at the start of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) during Information Governance.
Clustering will be most useful when working with unfamiliar document populations. While RG’s unsupervised clustering requires no user input to direct the analysis of a data set, once the clustering model is run, each cluster is labeled with the topics most prevalent in the clustered documents to guide users in analyzing and classifying content. This type of insight is particularly powerful for tackling dark data, legacy data, and defensible disposition.
Clustering in Rational Governance can be applied to any documents that exist across an organization’s managed data stores; document sets can be predefined and filtered based on a keyword, date range, custodian, document type, and/or a number of other parameters made available within the RG user interface.
The BigARTM implementation of clustering develops cluster models based on the Additive Regularization of Topic Models technique, which simplifies the creation of topic models and makes them easier to explain. To learn more, visit http://docs.bigartm.org/en/stable/index.html.
Tue, Jan 26, 2016
New York, NY - Rational Enterprise, a leader in Information Governance (IG) technology, and Everlaw, a leader in ediscovery technology, announced today a strategic partnership to offer a comprehensive tool for end-to-end ediscovery preparedness and response. Rational’s IG platform and Everlaw’s ediscovery platform will be used in conjunction to proactively manage unstructured content, quickly respond to litigation demands, and review and produce data with ease.
The partnership enables the seamless transfer of content collected through Rational directly into the Everlaw cloud platform, without the need for processing. This integration allows organizations to move smoothly from identifying data where it resides to analyzing and reviewing that data with visualizations, analytics, and outlines. Using Rational and Everlaw together will streamline the approach to discovery response, reducing costs associated with legal review and increasing the overall quality of work done by senior outside counsel.
How It Works
With Rational Governance installed across an organization’s data stores, content residing on desktops, laptops, file shares, cloud shares, email servers, and document management systems is ingested and indexed, allowing the organization to search, analyze, and explicitly control all managed content in place and in real time. By managing unstructured content proactively, organizations can improve compliance, decrease risk, and position themselves to effectively and efficiently respond to ediscovery demands. An organization can assess its legal position quickly; analyze matters in-house; reduce the quantity of documents destined for outside review; and collect relevant data – all without disrupting the normal course of business.
With this new partnership, collected content will be accessible in the Everlaw ediscovery platform without waiting for processing to be complete. Case documents can then be reviewed and organized in Everlaw’s powerful and intuitive software. The available features include a blink-speed visual search, powerful predictive coding, document deduplication, case and reviewer accuracy analytics, document assignments, and Outlines and Chronologies for trial prep.
“Everlaw’s approach to litigation analysis and review is unique in its simplicity and breadth of capabilities. We are incredibly excited to be working with them,” said Mike McCutcheon, Rational’s Chief Solution Officer.
“Rational’s upstream, proactive approach to data addresses the EDRM in a way that no other technology can; it is a perfect complement to the Everlaw platform,” said Jon Kerry-Tyerman, Everlaw’s VP of Business Development.
To gain access to the integration, contact Everlaw or Rational Enterprise.
Everlaw provides the most comprehensive, easy-to-use litigation platform. Unparalleled ease of use, blink speed, and frequent user-driven updates set it apart in the ediscovery industry. It serves 8 of the top 10 class action law firms and over 65 percent of state attorneys general. To learn more about Everlaw, visit http://www.everlaw.com.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015
Albany, NY – Rational Enterprise, a leader in Information Governance (IG) technology, announced today that it has released its Rational Governance Office 365 Agent, adding end-point support for data stored in Microsoft’s cloud versions of Exchange, SharePoint, and OneDrive.
Office 365 support is the newest Rational Agent, adding to its Agents for Windows, Mac OS, File Shares, Exchange, SharePoint, Alfresco, and Google Mail and Docs.
Rational Governance enables content residing in PCs, file shares, email servers, document management systems, and the cloud to be indexed and managed. With Rational Governance, organizations can search, analyze, and explicitly control all managed content in place and in real time. By managing content proactively, organizations can improve compliance, decrease risk, and position themselves to effectively and efficiently address important challenges, from discovery and retention, to data security and big data analytics.
The addition of Office 365 cloud support also means that Rational Governance will support IG during data migration from legacy systems to the cloud.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015
Albany, NY – Rational Enterprise (RE), a leader in Information Governance (IG) and e-Discovery technology, and [s]Cube, a provider of IT staffing and services for application development and management, announced today a strategic partnership to offer organizations a comprehensive solution for on-premises Information Governance and hosted e-Discovery, powered by Rational Governance and Rational Review.
[s]Cube is creating a complete e-Discovery practice and has selected the Rational technology platform to complement its new service offering. [s]Cube will resell, install, and maintain Rational Governance, RE’s IG platform for on-premises deployments. [s]Cube will also support RG’s integration with Rational Review, RE’s hosted litigation repository.
With Rational Governance installed across an organization’s data stores, content residing on desktops, laptops, file shares, cloud shares, email servers, and document management systems is ingested and indexed, allowing the organization to search, analyze, and explicitly control all managed content in place and in real time. By managing unstructured content proactively, organizations can improve compliance, decrease risk, and position themselves to effectively and efficiently respond to e-discovery demands. The organization can assess its legal position quickly; analyze matters in-house; reduce the quantity of documents destined for outside review; and collect relevant data into Rational Review – all without disrupting the normal course of business. Once within Rational Review, relevant document can be manually or automatically reviewed through a simple but powerful user interface.
By allowing organizations to gain visibility into and control over their data, Rational and [s]Cube will streamline their approach to records retention, discovery preparedness and response, big data analytics, and various other IG use cases important to public and private entities alike.
“[s]Cube’s proven competency in developing and maintaining complex applications for government and private enterprises will allow it to excel in delivering our Information Governance and e-Discovery solutions to their clients,” said Mike McCutcheon, Rational’s Chief Solution Officer.
“Rational is unmatched in the industry and we are proud to be supporting their technology; we are confident that our joint solution will provide meaningful benefit to clients,” said Suman Akula, CEO of [s]Cube.
[s]Cube is headquartered in Albany, NY serving public and private sectors, which includes mid-market, and startup companies with their IT service needs. To learn more about [s]Cube, visit http://scubeenterprise.com/index.html.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015
New York, NY – Rational Enterprise, a leader in Information Governance software, announced today that it has been included in Gartner’s August research article entitled “Information Governance Gets Real: Four Case Studies Show the Way Out of Information Chaos.”*
Rational Enterprise was referenced in the article’s sample list of Information Governance software vendors.
In the article, Gartner analysts recommend to:
Use a file analysis product (see "Market Guide for File Analysis Software" ) to get a picture of what is in your unstructured stores. Don't get too granular. Make some simple decisions based on the age of the data, its type, and any ownership metadata you can find. Similarly with offline storage and databases, try and profile the data and once you have done so, take the shortest possible route to deletion of anything that does not have to be kept, due to law, regulation, litigation hold or a duty of care to history.
Rational Enterprise was previously included as a representative vendor in Gartner’s “Market Guide for File Analysis Software” for its Rational Governance software platform.
Other Gartner recommendations on the way out of information chaos include:
- Break information governance down into departments, processes, systems and projects, focusing detailed governance efforts on the most strategic business information you have. ?
- Start information governance as a joint undertaking between legal, IT and at least one interested business leader, and then slowly include other interested business units and departments. ?
- Use tactical projects to illustrate enterprisewide concerns, to solve an immediate problem and to set the stage for more strategic information governance programs.
*Gartner, Inc., Information Governance Gets Real: Four Case Studies Show the Way Out of Information Chaos, Alan Dayley, Debra Logan, August 21, 2015, http://www.gartner.com/document/3116619. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015
Albany, NY – Rational Enterprise, a leader in Information Governance and e-Discovery technology, and CounterTack, a leader in cyber security technology, announced today a strategic partnership to offer organizations a comprehensive solution for managing their most sensitive data and dramatically enhancing data breach monitoring and response.
Rational Governance (RG), a Rational Enterprise technology platform, and Sentinel, CounterTack’s cyber threat detection platform, will be used in conjunction to mitigate information security risk through end-point monitoring of anomalous behavior and sensitive data. Together, the software platforms will provide in-place and real-time visibility into an organization’s data storage systems, as well as the automated classification and management of sensitive unstructured information. This level of insight and control will enhance cyber security protections in several important ways:
- Preparedness: RG proactively defends against cyber security threats by identifying sensitive data and moving it to the most secure storage locations. RG can also identify and delete records that should no longer exist.
- Detection: Sentinel detects and alerts administrators to suspicious system behavior proactively.
- Validation: RG will enhance the capabilities of Sentinel by allowing it to leverage content classifications to improve threat detection (focusing it on where sensitive data resides) and triage alert protocols.
- Remediation: RG improves baseline security by attaching document classifications to each document; these tags will allow existing data loss prevention (DLP) tools, firewalls, email gateways, proxy servers, etc. to leverage sophisticated document classification to protect the most sensitive documents.
- Response: RG and Sentinel provide immediate, definitive answers to the troubling questions that arise following a data breach, like “what data was lost,” “how was it lost,” and “what is our exposure?”
“As the number of data breaches continues to rise and organizations become increasingly concerned about the reputational and financial harm resulting from inadvertent disclosures, now is the ideal time for a solution that truly addresses the problem, while acknowledging that breaches will happen no matter how many security controls are in place” said Mike McCutcheon, Rational’s Chief Solution Officer.
“Together, Rational and CounterTack will be able to provide a completely unique service to organizations; our combined analytics to identify both sensitive content and unusual behavior will create an early warning system for our clients and their entire vertical,” said Avi Legmann, CounterTack’s Senior VP of Business Development.
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Thu, Aug 20, 2015
New York, NY – Rational Enterprise, a leader in information Governance software, announced today that it will be leading a plenary panel titled “Zen and the Art of Data Governance: The Data-Conscious Organization” on September 15 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the 2015 Information Governance Exchange, hosted by Legal IQ, a division of the IQPC.
Panelists will explore how a holistic view of Information Governance subsumes Records Management & Compliance, e-Discovery Preparedness & Response, and Data Privacy & Security; and that the solution to each is being data aware. Panelists will include Aaren Purcell, Archives & Records Manager at Seattle Public Schools; Jon Mills, Of Counsel at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; and James Zucker, E-Discovery Counsel & Director of Practice Technologies at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.
The Information Governance Exchange will take place from Monday, September 14 through Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
The Exchange is an invitation only, senior meeting for hand-selected General Counsel, CDOs, Heads of Information Governance, Cyber Security, Privacy, and Legal IT. It will be focused on "a strategic approach to Information Governance and aligning IG investments to the broader business technology agendas." It aims to provide a platform for corporations that recognize the need to reposition their approach to Information Governance and to benchmark with senior peers and solution providers capable of defining and successfully navigating IG.
Visit the Exchange website for more information, including the conference agenda and information pack. Invitation to the event can also be requested online, or by contacting a member of the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)20 7368 9484.
The International Quality & Productivity Center, or IQPC, organizes worldwide conferences, seminars, and related learning programs for a variety of industry verticals. Legal IQ, a division of IQPC, is an online community dedicated to providing 42,000 legal professionals with news, information resources, networking and most significantly, industry events. To learn more about Legal IQ, visit http://www.legaliqonline.com. To Learn more about the IQPC, visit http://www.iqpc.com/Global/Home.
Rational Enterprise Listed as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s “Market Guide for File Analysis Software”
Thu, Aug 20, 2015
New York, NY – Rational Enterprise, a leader in Information Governance software, announced today that it has been included in Gartner’s latest “Market Guide for File Analysis Software” for its Rational Governance software platform.*
According to the Guide, “File Analysis (FA) products analyze, index, search, track and report on file metadata and, in some cases, file content, enabling organizations to take action on files according to what was identified. FA moves beyond traditional storage reporting products by providing detailed metadata and contextual information to enable better information governance and storage management actions, in addition to reporting on simple file attributes.”
Rational Enterprise enables FA through its Rational Governance product, which provides visibility into and control over enterprise data in place and in real time, across any number of unstructured data sources – all while remaining transparent to employees and without interrupting their work. Rational’s software unifies enterprise data by creating an aggregated index of the text and metadata of all managed content, tracking the lifecycle of every document to create an even richer set of audit trail metadata. Company administrators are provided an interface for viewing and analyzing this data where it resides, as well as for designing and enforcing policies (with actions including copy, move, preserve, destroy, and alert) that explicitly control and understand data through advanced and automated analytics.
Rational Governance’s FA capabilities serve to reduce risks around enterprise information and conduct more effective and efficient information management. In the Guide, Gartner analysts further explain the benefits from FA: “File analysis enables storage managers, legal and security professionals, and business analysts to understand and manage unstructured data stores to reduce costs and risk, increase efficiency of business-critical data, and make better information management decisions for unstructured data.”
Rational Governance supports FA in the context of end-to-end Information Governance. Among Gartner’s recommendations for using FA products, analysts suggest: “IT administrators and architects need to use file analysis in conjunction with policy and data retention best practices for a holistic information governance strategy when this strategy has support from C-level executives.”
Rational Governance addresses many of the FA use cases discussed in the Guide: “The primary use cases for file analysis include, but are not limited to: storage management, legacy information cleanup, system retirement, system upgrades, access governance, compliance, security and PII/PCI/PHI-related remediation, records and content management implementations, and data migration projects.”
*Gartner, Inc., Market Guide for File Analysis Software, Alan Dayley, Debra Logan, Jie Zhang, Garth Landers, August 4, 2015, http://www.gartner.com/document/3105719. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015
New York, NY – Rational Enterprise, a leader in Information Governance software development, and JURINNOV, a services and technologies provider in cybersecurity, computer forensics, and e-discovery, announced today that they have joined forces to offer organizations an end-to-end solution for information management, including information security and discovery.
Through the Rational software platform, clients of the joint solution will gain in-place and real-time visibility into, and automated management of, the organization’s unstructured data stores. This level of insight and control, coupled with the expertise of JURINNOV, will vastly enhance an organization’s information management capabilities, especially those with a view towards cyber security and e-discovery.
JURINNOV will help clients develop and enforce sound data privacy and security policies within the Rational technology platform. Furthermore, JURINNOV’s e-discovery software and services – including those around preparedness and response and predictive coding – will leverage Rational’s upstream information management and advanced data analytics to ensure that the business, legal, and IT needs of an organization are met proactively.
“We are very excited to be partnering with JURINNOV,” said Tom Preece, Rational’s Business Development Manager. “With their understanding of both the Legal and IT languages, we are confident that they will be able to provide extremely valuable services to clients around our flexible and robust product.”
“Rational offers one of the most advanced tools for managing electronic information,” said Timothy Opsitnick, Esq., Founder and General Counsel of JURINNOV. “Its foundation in e-discovery will help us further improve communication between the IT and Legal departments that we serve.”
JURRINOV was founded in Cleveland, OH in 2000 to provide law firms and other organizations with high-quality services and leading edge software around cybersecurity, computer forensics, and e-discovery. To learn more about JURRINOV, visit http://jurinnov.com.
Cyber Security Solution for Government Identified at Rational Enterprise Cyber Security Summit, Hosted at the University at Albany SUNY
Fri, Jul 31, 2015
Albany, NY - Security researchers as well as government and industry experts in Cyber Security joined forces earlier this month to identify and advance key next generation approaches to cyber security hosted by the School of Business at the University at Albany SUNY. Summit attendees included software experts from Rational Enterprise and CounterTack; cyber security leaders from the Center for Internet Security; researchers from the University at Albany SUNY; security and legal consultants from Deloitte, Alvarez & Marsal, Berkeley Research Group, and Boies, Schiller & Flexner; as well as infrastructure experts from FirstLight Fiber and nfrastructure.
The team identified a joint solution that will combine Rational Enterprise's automated content classification and risk assessment technologies with CounterTack’s in-memory data collection and threat detection solution to build a true 360-degree view of enterprise information risk and threat related activity. By combining data across the public sector and leveraging novel noise reduction, human factor analysis, and predictive modeling from researchers at the University at Albany SUNY, the team will build a new cyber security platform that is both practical and scalable, while at the same time can readily evolve and adapt to the ever changing landscape of global cyber risk.
"Multiple techniques for detection of malicious activity on computers and networks have independently evolved over time and have reached a plateau in terms of accuracy. Detection techniques based on a single vector typically have a lot of false positives; by combining multiple techniques for detection of malicious behavior, the quality of detection can be significantly improved. Combining efforts across academia and industry can lead to cost effective ways of improving the state of the art in the field as well as support the educational mission in cyber security" said Professor Sanjay Goel, Director of the new Digital Forensics program at the University at Albany SUNY.
“The School of Business at the University at Albany SUNY is thrilled to be working with Rational Enterprise on the development and implementation of new tools to fight cyber security threats to state and local governments. We pledge to deploy our faculty and students to help Rational Enterprise and its partners accomplish this worthy goal. I am confident that this innovative public-private partnership will be successful,” said Donald Siegel, Dean of the University at Albany SUNY School of Business.
Rational Enterprise President Michael McCreary said: “We were delighted by the active and insightful participation of all summit attendees and are confident that together we can build and bring to market a novel and important cyber security solution to help stem the tide of cyber risk.”