Litéra today announced the release of Metadact-e 2.0, allowing companies to more easily prevent metadata leaks, including information sent from mobile devices. On average 10 percent of emails are forwarded with uncleaned attachments, creating significant reputational and financial risk from the accidental sharing of sensitive information. Litéra’s enhanced version of the industry’s only patented server-based metadata removal software is designed to mitigate these risks further through new administrative and user controls.

Key new features of Metadact-e 2.0 include the ability to clean attachments in more file types, such as password-protected zip files and embedded email messages. Users can now be alerted when auto-detected tracked changes are present and define the action to be taken. New administrative tools allow more granular control of excluded recipients and domains, enhanced reporting of users overriding default settings, enhanced active directory integration, streamlined installation process, improved load balancing and failover capabilities and variety of other enhancements designed to increase usability and performance.

“Our customers provide us great insight into what they need in their metadata removal software, and we’ve built Metadact-e with their input,” said Karen Massand, president of Litéra. “This new version of Metadact-e makes metadata cleaning even more efficient for an organization, while ensuring it remains effortless from the user’s standpoint, no matter how the content is sent – from email, webmail or mobile devices. For our clients, it all adds up to mitigating risk and managing reputation easily and intuitively.”

And here’s a couple of quotes from early adopters…

“Protecting client confidential information has always been a top priority at SJ Berwin, and with the quick adoption of mobile devices by our solicitors, it was clear to us that we needed to provide the same level of protection on those devices that we would have on the desktop. We selected Metadact-e because it is enterprise-grade and able to easily support our multiple locations, it cleans the most metadata, Sent Items accurately reflect what the recipient receives, it integrates well with Microsoft Exchange and it has the flexible controls we require. Our experience in working with Litéra has been good, due to the responsive and proactive staff.” …Karren Graham, Client Care Manager, SJ Berwin

“Years ago we purchased Metadact to prevent accidental sharing of client confidential information via metadata in attachments, and we wanted to enforce metadata removal policies across the organization.  We had an excellent experience with Metadact, as it was easy to implement and our users have found it simple and easy to use. Now that our lawyers have become more mobile, it’s a natural progression for us to move to server-based cleaning with Metadact-e. We’re particularly happy with the architecture of the product, which works well in our complex environment. Metadact-e cleans all the metadata we require, is simple or invisible to users, and is very easy  to administer. We find Litéra to be very responsive and a true partner.” …Mark A. Sportack, Chief Information Officer, Crowell  & Moring

Metadact-e removes metadata from email messages and their attachments (including Microsoft Office, PDF, image and ZIP files) sent via Outlook and other email programs. It allows corporate administrators to enforce a centralized cleaning policy while providing the option for individual users to control settings in Outlook and determine what types of metadata are cleaned.

Metadact-e’s additional enterprise-grade differentiating features include:
·       Cleaning of image files, Excel formulas, PPT notes, hidden cells and comments
·       Sent items reflect what recipient received
·       Field conversion
·       Granular control of what is cleaned if desired (eg subject, not author)
·       Administrative reports on latency, processing time, data removed per email, etc.
·       Implementation kits including training video snippets for the company’s elearning site, quick reference guides, sample communications and more

Metadact-e is available now. Separate purchase of Litera’s desktop version of Metadact-e is not required.  For more information visit www.litera.com

Pricing: Slightly lower than for version 1.0. Perpetual pricing for 100 users is still $105 per user but maintenance is $21 per user. Alternatively there is an annual subscription of $50 per user.