The continuous growth of both paper and electronic data during the last years has brought new challenges in information management. This problem is affecting organizations from various industries like financial services, healthcare, telecommunication and public sector.Besides the challenges of managing huge amount of data, all these organizations are facing another important issue regarding the users’ access rights to information. The most common security requirements that we find in any organization are:The business activities should not be delayed by the lack of access to information. Therefore, employees must have instant access to any document needed to support them in these activities, but not to other documents with restricted access.Organizations needs to keep support costs as low as possible. As a result, rules regarding information security should be easily defined by business users and not IT in order to not burden the support department’s employees.Access to confidential information should be restricted based on different clearance levels.Organizations must often comply with different standards and regulations, specific to their business or industry. Detailed audit reports are needed in order to prove compliance with specific regulationsTo respond to all these challenges, Star Storage created SEAL – an enterprise information archiving and records management softwarePowerful metadata based security rules engineSecurity setup is very flexible and permissions assignment (who can view, edit, delete, share and download) can be granted in an user friendly matter based on document metadata. Security level permission modelIs a superseding “security level” model for easier implementation of hierarchical user authorizations (E.g.: normal / confidential / secret / top secret). Additional security mechanism can be employed for sensitive content, especially when access is governed by different laws and regulations. Time-boxed document collection sharingUsers can easily share documents or collections of documents, while still keeping information control and respecting all security and compliance rules. . Document collections feature offers the possibility to securely share content to internal users and even to users outside the organization. Pervasive audit trailThe system meets audit requirements, in terms of monitoring document access and other operations. Every operation regarding archived documents is saved into a permanent audit report. Encrypted contentThe system ensures content encryption usingopen encryption standards. Integration with directory serversCustomers can use SEAL, while keeping in place their existing directory services, because user management and authentication process can be achieved through an integration with an existing directory server. SEAL is designed to match all the standard compliance processes that a typical organization has. More than this, it aims to empower organizations to leverage their information records value, by providing a secure and easy to use system, both for human interaction and for system-to-system integration. To find out more about SEAL product please visit www.seal-online.com See our latest product video – click here. Quickly learn how SEAL can help you to store, find and share the entire content in your organization and how you can achieve compliance trough smart retention, security and eDiscovery.