• Know IT

    Enterprise class indexing, search & reporting for network & backup data

    Flexible Reporting & Classification
    Actionable Intelligence
    Extreme Enterprise Scalability

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  • Manage IT

    Streamline management of network & backup data to control costs

    Audit & Execute Data Policies
    Intelligent Migration & Remediation
    Backup Catalog & Legacy Data Management

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  • Govern IT

    Defensible data governance architected for the enterprise

    eDiscovery for Network & Backup Data
    Audit & Manage Risk, Security & Privacy
    Long-Term Retention & Preservation

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Power Over Information®

Index Engines’ patented software platform delivers governance over user-created data by providing actionable intelligence of files and emails across all tiers of storage including legacy backup tapes. Leveraging powerful, enterprise-class indexing, classification and management capabilities; organizations are empowered to regulate data center costs and resources as well as help control and secure sensitive data according to corporate policies in order to manage risk.

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eDiscovery & Litigation Readiness

eDiscovery & Governance

Proactively manage risk and liability associated with user data while fulfilling eDiscovery and regulatory requirements.

Enterprise Data Management

Network Data Management

Profile and classify user data based on comprehensive metadata to support tiering, archiving and cloud migration.

Tape Backup System

Backup Data Management

Streamline access to backup data for legal requests, backup software migration and legacy tape remediation.

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D2D Data Management
Search and access files and email within disk-based backup images

Index Engines provides direct access to individual files and email stored on disk to disk (D2D) backup platforms. Using patented technology, D2D backup images are crawled and indexed allowing for comprehensive search and extraction of content. Relevant files and email can be archived directly from backup for long-term retention in support of corporate polices.

D2D backup storage provides convenient and powerful disaster recovery capabilities, however, when legal or compliance requests data that is only available in these backups, it is a challenge. Fulfilling these requests is next to impossible with D2D storage as the content is locked away in proprietary backup images. A full backup restoration is then required in order to gain access to the data.

Using Index Engines direct access to backup images, specific backup sets can be fully processed allowing for individual file and email content to be found and retrieved. When a compliance or legal request is made for data, it can easily be found, extracted and placed on hold from the backup image, eliminating the need to crawl and search the primary storage or restore it using the backup software.

Index Engines offers a number of solutions for D2D backups that simplify access and management of this content. These include:

  • Data profiling: Profile D2D backup images at the catalog or full content level to understand what exists and make disposition decisions about the content.
  • eDiscovery: Scan D2D backups required for litigation, search for specific content such as user mailboxes, and extract data to legal hold. This solution can be performed within your data center or in Index Engines services lab.
  • Long-Term Retention: Manage and preserve data with LTR requirements by applying corporate data governance polices to backup images and archive what is required.


  • Comprehensive access and management of files and individual email, from backup images stored on disk based backups systems/VTL’s such as Data Domain.
  • Support long term retention, compliance and regulatory policy using content backed up to disk by moving it to an archive for long-term preservation and archiving --reducing the need for archiving physical tapes.
  • Identify and clean up disaster recovery and storage platforms (ie. ex-employee data and content not accessed in more than five years) by leveraging powerful reports and streamlining the backup environment.
  • Direct access to files and email within D2D images, without the need for the original backup software.
  • Search full text and metadata to find and extract individual files and email from backups to support legal, compliance and archiving requirements.
  • Comprehensive access to individual email content from MS Exchange (EDB, PST, etc.), IBM Notes and more.
  • Supports all common backup formats including NetBackup, Backup Exec, TSM, Commvault and many others.
  • High-speed, intelligent processing of backup images reaching speeds up to 1TB per hour per node. Federated node environments scale to petabytes.
  • Rapidly deployable, no complex integration is required.

Comprehensive Sources

Only Index Engines supports unified search and management of legacy backup tape and disk, as well as primary network files and email boxes

Flexible Indexing

Indexing supports metadata, full text, PII, security attributes, event logs and more using an intuitive search and automated reporting interface

Speed & Efficiency

Unique sequential indexing platform with industry leading speeds reaching 1TB per hour and an efficient index footprint of under 5%

Enterprise Ready

Supporting large-scale data centers and Petabytes of data; this software is rapidly deployable and can be federated for global organizations

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