Modus, a leading provider of information governance services and eDiscovery, announced today that Modus Agile is now available for general release.
“This has been a long time in the works, and we are pleased to announce this important new offering. Modus Agile significantly expands our reach into enterprise, law firm and state and federal government agency data management. This will also accelerate additional eDiscovery services,” says Steven Horan, Chairman and CEO of Modus. “Global corporate data continues to grow exponentially, and the rate of growth is accelerating. Only a minority of data on companies’ servers has value, and much of it is obsolete. As a result, companies are finding it difficult to reduce legal risk on multiple fronts including cyber-attacks, eDiscovery/litigation, privacy rule compliance and more. Modus is now uniquely positioned with the most relevant information governance solution, automated processes, client-focused people and scalable and secure AWS infrastructure in the industry.”
Modus Agile is geared to solve the four most critical and relevant information governance needs in one pane of glass.
Agile Audit & Remediation: Pro-active scans for sensitive data and real-time remediation – Audit & Remediation is targeted to compliance, security and audit personnel within organizations. This allows organizations to search live data for any kind of information that could put them at risk: Organizations that need to comply with the PCI Security Standards Council regulations want to know if unencrypted credit card numbers are being stored in emails or files; health care providers want to ensure that no PHI data is being stored where it shouldn’t be; and finally, any organization concerned with GDPR regulations wants to search their data for any information that could put them at risk such as social security numbers, phone numbers and other personal data.
Agile Archiving: Retraction and retention with fully automated lifecycle management – Modus Agile Archive is for customers hosting their email systems on cloud or on premises. Archiving emails have been a way to properly control the size of the email systems allowing for better performance and maintenance. Policies can be configured that automatically archive emails after a certain period so that the messages can be purged from the mailboxes and the mail database size kept manageable. Once messages are stored in the archive, lifecycle policies can be applied to stored messages.
Agile Enforce: File analysis, access governance and reporting – Organizations can start with identity-based storage policies. One of the most common problems that practically all organizations face is cleaning up directories that belong to users who are no longer with the company. It is also possible to create location-based policies, one of which is a security notification policy. Assuming that an organization has cleaned up all the permissions on a given network file system—using Modus Agile Analyze to gain clarity into those—it is then possible to create a policy for any sensitive areas on the file system that would monitor any changes in permissions.
Agile eDiscovery: Email, SMS, documents, social media and files across on-premises and cloud storage – Our eDiscovery solution allows customers to index all their emails, email archives and files to conduct searches required due to litigation requests. The files can be located on premises or in cloud repositories such as: Office 365; SharePoint; OneDrive; Dropbox; and Egnyte.
Unlike most eDiscovery solutions and the eDiscovery Reference Model, Modus Agile eDiscovery does not go out and collect the data first – we index the live data at the source and allow discovery, review and analysis of this data. This means that case searches are quite dynamic. Once the analysis and review has been completed, then the data is collected and made available for export. This accelerates the time to determine data relevance.
The goal of Agile Enterprise Information Governance is to simplify, protect, manage risk and save organizations of all sizes significant time and money. The Modus Agile offering is a Software as a Service (SaaS) and subscription-based offering that will save clients significant costs over competing offerings.
Modus empowers businesses, government agencies and law firms of all sizes to answer their Information Governance and eDiscovery difficulties. Using Modus solutions, customers solve their most pressing legal and business challenges including reduction of risk, privacy, security, archiving and eDiscovery within their data.