Evaluate what you can inherit
Index Engines’ Catalyst makes this method cost-effective and efficient. During this streamlined process, Catalyst indexes a complete backup tape set, hard drive or forensic image content of the company being acquired, providing the acquiring company with searchable access to the data, creating a thorough index of what exists, where it is located, who owns it, when it was last accessed and what key terms are in it. Integration with Active Directory allows added intelligence to users’ employment status, departmental groups and more.
This process allows instant insight into enterprise data assets, providing comprehensive knowledge of data assets, including: pending legal cases, human resources complaints, business and vendor contracts, mishandling of personally identifying information including Social Security and credit card numbers, and more. This data can be evaluated and the risk evaluated prior to finalizing a merger or acquisition.
Legal departments who use Catalyst to review data prior to M&A are able to make an informed decision within 30-60 days after having the backup tapes indexed, a process that can be done in Index Engines’ secure cloud lab with access to a secure cloud-based interface or on the client’s site using our flexible software configurations.