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ZL Technologies Signs Tier 1 Reseller Agreement with NTT Data Security

ZL has a strong presence with many large enterprise customers in the Japanese market

ZL Technologies, Inc. (ZL), the leader in Integrated Content Archiving for compliance, storage optimization, records management, and E-Discovery, today announces that effective May 1, 2009, NTT Data Security Corporation of Japan (NDS) has signed on as a non-exclusive Tier 1 reseller.  NDS provides a broad range of system integration and consulting services, especially in the arena of enterprise information security management.   NDS will resell ZL Unified Archival TM (ZL UA), ZL's flagship product, which has been localized with Japanese user interface (UI) and optimization for character language indexing and searching.

E-mail archiving is in high demand in Japan, driven by regulatory compliance needs of the Japanese equivalent of the U.S.' Sarbanes-Oxley Act (often referred to as J-SOX), internal corporate governance policies, and by the need to get solve the problem of overloaded e-mail and file servers.

ZL has a strong presence with many large enterprise customers in the Japanese market, where a leading analyst firm in Japan observes that any enterprise archiving over 10,000 mailboxes could consider ZL UA.  Although ZL already works with well-established channel partners in Japan, it expects the partnership with NTT Data Security to add significant selling capabilities through its parent NTT Data and its group companies to meet Japanese market demand for a truly scalable e-mail archiving and management solution.

NDS is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Data, one of the largest IT organizations in Japan, whose strength lies in selling to the financial and government sectors and to large enterprises. This makes NTT Data Security an ideal partner, as ZL UA's benefits are best realized in large or complex deployments. These benefits include:

  • Super fast search, with results returned in seconds across an archive of hundreds of millions of records
  • Global Single Instance Storage (SIS), which helps shrink storage footprint to below 20% of what it was on the production email server
  • Unified platform, with only one application to be managed and a single vault for all user-generated content, including e-mail, files, instant messages, faxes, and BlackBerry data
  • Resource-efficient scaling with ZL UA's auto-promoting GRID
  • Support for 100% virtualized server deployment, enabling fuller resource utilization

"NTT Data Security welcomes the launch of this distributorship agreement with ZL Technologies, Inc." says Mr. Takeshi Hattori, President & CEO of NTT Data Security Corporation (NDS).  "At NDS, providing a total solution for IT-related security is a principle pillar of our business, we are constantly seeking opportunites to enhance customers' corporate value. ZL UA provides a highly reliabile solution with advanced technical capabilities and, moreover, superior cost effectiveness while addressing the growing importance of electronic records, making it an extremely well positioned addition to our product portfolio. As we move forward, we will aim to strengthen cooperation with ZL Technologies to develop and implement solutions to even further reduce TCO and improve data security for our customers."

"ZL Technologies is excited to have reached this agreement with NTT Data Security after an intensive search for a new strategic partnership for the Japanese market," says Kon Leong, President and CEO of ZL Technologies, Inc.   "NTT Data Security 's extensive reach within Japan's leading organizations, paired with our expertise in e-mail and file compliance as well as the best-of-breed TCO (total cost of ownership) reduction technology, make this an ideal partnership. This well-timed collaboration will help prepare Japanese organizations for compliance and corporate governance while slashing the cost of ownership in these economically trying times."

About ZL Technologies, Inc.
Established in 1999, ZL Technologies, Inc. (ZL) provides cutting-edge enterprise software solutions for Integrated Content Archiving of email, IM, and files for compliance, storage optimization, records management, and E-Discovery. ZL's Unified Archive, offers a single unified platform to provide all the above capabilities, while maintaining a single copy and a unified policy across the enterprise. With a proven track record and enterprise clients which include top global institutions in finance and industry, ZL has emerged as the specialized provider of large-scale email archiving for E-Discovery, records management and compliance. For more information, please visit www.ZLTI.com Data Security Corporation

NTT
NTT Data Security Corporation (NDS) was established as a strategic IT security subsidiary of NTT Data Corporation, the leading system integrator in Japan.  Based on expertise acquired through deployments and operations of many of the largest infrastructures in Japan, NDS provides a wide range of IT security related services and consulting for enterprises, central government agencies, local governments, financials, etc.  For more information, please visit www.nttdata-sec.co.jp.

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Established in 1999, ZL Technologies, Inc. (ZL) provides cutting-edge enterprise software solutions for Integrated Content Archiving of email, IM, and files for compliance, storage optimization, records management, and E-Discovery. ZL’s Unified Archive, offers a single unified platform to provide all the above capabilities, while maintaining a single copy and a unified policy across the enterprise. With a proven track record and enterprise clients which include top global institutions in finance and industry, ZL has emerged as the specialized provider of large-scale email archiving for E-Discovery, records management and compliance. For more information, please visit www.ZLTI.com