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Single Platform Monitors and Manages Disparate Cloud Collaboration Platforms

Leader in SharePoint and Office 365 Management Solutions releases new SaaS offering enabling IT managers to regain control of growing number of unapproved cloud collaboration platforms.

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Metalogix®, the market leading provider of solutions to move, manage and protect content within enterprise collaboration platforms, today announced Content.ly™, a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering that allows businesses to control their content across collaboration platforms including Microsoft Office 365, Slack, Salesforce, Box, Dropbox and Google for Work.

Content.ly fills a simple, but critical need that every large organization faces – a growing number of dispersed collaboration, storage and file synchronization platforms embedded in business processes with no unified way to manage them all.

Increasingly, business users are turning to unapproved cloud solutions that don’t follow internal or external compliance and governance rules to get work done. Yet the IT team is still responsible for managing those platforms, and monitoring and protecting the content they contain.  Content.ly provides a comprehensive set of cloud apps to manage the lifecycle of content stored and shared across these platforms.

“Across the average enterprise, content is constantly in motion between users, platforms and devices – rarely with any level of standardization on a single ECM, collaboration, or file sync and share platform,” said Trevor Hellebuyck, Chief Technology Officer, Metalogix. “Content.ly is a SaaS offering that enables businesses, specifically IT organizations, to regain control of these platforms and ensure they have the same management, monitoring and governance over the entire collaboration ecosystem that they have deployed across their on-premise platforms.” 

According to Forrester, "Public cloud services are the biggest disruption in the tech market in the past 15 years — and adoption is accelerating”.  A 2015 report from Cisco shows that the number of unauthorized cloud apps being used in the enterprise is 15 to 20 times higher than CIOs predicted and that trend has been growing dramatically over the last 12 months.  These trends are evidence of the significant business value that cloud platforms offer and the need for a single point of control that doesn’t inhibit business productivity.

"This is a natural extension of our core business," said Ben Levitan, Metalogix CEO. "For the last 15 years we have been on this amazing journey with our 20,000 customers; really from the start of the enterprise collaboration journey.  Throughout that journey we've developed a leading position in delivering solutions that manage and protect SharePoint and Office 365 content; now, these environments sit at the heart of a much more complex collaboration ecosystem, an ecosystem that needs managing and protecting in just the same way."

Content.ly will deliver discreet SaaS apps to support the following content lifecycle processes:

  • Migration and synchronization

  • Data protection, back-up and content restoration

  • Sensitive content security with context-aware identification, filtering and classification

  • Permission control, auditing and reporting

  • Suspicious user activity detection

  • Data Loss Prevention

  • Archiving and retention

"Metalogix Content.ly is designed from the outset for our partners, particularly those that are investing to become trusted Microsoft Cloud Service Providers," continued Levitan. "Content.ly will enable them with a suite of cloud services that accelerate the development and creation of customized offerings. With its wide variety of connectors, this will expand a partners’ reach into other platform ecosystems."

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