REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 18, 2014) - Actiance, the leading provider of compliance, security, archiving and eDiscovery for all critical business communications, today announced a collaboration in the U.S. and Canada with Avnet Services, a business unit of global IT solutions distributor Avnet Technology Solutions. As a part of this engagement, Avnet Services will expand its information governance capabilities around social and collaboration tools with the Actiance Governance Platform and its constituent products including Vantage, Socialite and the first Context-Aware™ cloud archive, Alcatraz. Actiance products help organizations meet their information security and regulatory requirements, and improve their litigation readiness.

"Actiance prides itself on helping organizations solve their information governance challenges, including those in heavily regulated industries like financial services, pharmaceuticals, energy and the public sector," said Jim Petty, vice president of Partnerships and Corporate Development at Actiance. "We're excited to work with Avnet Services to extend the reach of our risk management tools."

"For many companies, information governance can be a barrier to deployment of new communications tools across an organization. Concerns about regulatory risks, litigation and internal governance can stall adoption and make it difficult to achieve a return on IT investments," said Shawn Deegan, vice president of strategic development for Avnet Services. "Working together with Actiance, we can augment our social and collaboration offerings with enhancements that help to ensure organizations' content is protected, ultimately assisting them in mitigating risk and achieving compliance."

The Actiance Governance Platform helps organizations meet the supervisory, recordkeeping and eDiscovery obligations they have for email and the instant messaging, collaboration tools and social networks their employees use every day. Vantage and Socialite feature content monitoring, supervision and capture capabilities that help organizations enforce corporate and regulatory policies while protecting sensitive or proprietary information from leakage or misuse. Alcatraz, the first Context-Aware cloud archive, is a single repository for email and all critical communications that reduces the cost of eDiscovery by uniquely displaying dynamic social content in context. Actiance ensures chain of custody through tamper-proof capture and archiving to a WORM-compliant repository.

For more information about how we can help organizations improve the governance of their critical business communications contact Actiance at

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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), IBM, (IBM), Jive (JIVE), Microsoft (MSFT), Cisco (CSCO), and (CRM).

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