Southern Africa’s Largest Port Authority Protects Critical Data with Connected Backup

CAMBRIDGE, England, and SAN FRANCISCO – June 19, 2012 — / — Autonomy, an HP Company, today announced that Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has selected Autonomy’s intelligent mobile backup solution, Connected Backup, to protect vital information across the group.

TNPA is one of five operating divisions of Transnet SOC Ltd, a state-owned enterprise in South Africa, responsible for the safe, effective and efficient economic functioning of the national port system. It provides port infrastructure and marine services at all eight commercial seaports in South Africa and is the biggest port authority on the African continent in terms of the cargo volumes it handles.

TNPA selected Autonomy’s Connected Backup solution from local Autonomy Data Protection partner, Altonet, to enable intelligent, automated and secure backup for more than 1,800 laptops and desktops across all eight of its port sites.

Autonomy Connected Backup automatically and securely saves vital data in the background while users work. It backs up incremental changes in data and new documents, reducing the time, size and complexity of backups.

According to TNPA, Connected Backup stood out in the selection process for its proven scalability and single-platform approach, as well as its unique deduplication and email optimization capabilities when backing up local Microsoft® Outlook PST files. TNPA chose Autonomy because of its leadership in the corporate PC backup market and its proven track record for protecting its customers’ data worldwide.

“Autonomy Connected Backup lets us keep our critical information safe, helping to preserve productivity where previously we would have faced data loss,” said Ian Du Preez, senior manager, Enterprise Architecture, TNPA. “As a logistics-driven organization, time is of the essence. We can’t afford to waste time from files being lost, and Autonomy’s solution gives us short, efficient, centrally managed backups that don’t occupy our users and provide a robust set of tools and rich functions to recover data.”

Prior to selecting Autonomy Connected Backup, TNPA’s users were required to manually save their valuable data, an inefficient and unreliable process that presents risk of data loss if laptops are lost, hard drives fail, or a user inadvertently deletes a file. Connected Backup also offers extended capabilities for eDiscovery and data analytics with Connected Classify and Collect. This is offered on the same single platform, and would support TNPA for vital compliance and reporting functions. The ability to easily extend the deployment of Autonomy’s technology in this way was another key reason TNPA selected the solution.

“As hardware gets smaller and employees are more mobile, devices can be more easily lost or stolen, and hardware can fail at any time,” said David Jones, chief executive officer, Data Protection, Autonomy, an HP Company. “Autonomy’s technology allows organizations to intelligently protect their critical information, with minimum impact on the user and IT infrastructure.”

Autonomy’s data protection solutions provide the marketplace with a unique offering, based on the ability to understand the context of unstructured, human information – such as social media, video, images, audio and email. Traditional data protection approaches are unable to understand the ideas and concepts expressed in the burgeoning volumes of big data. By contrast, once information is indexed by the Autonomy Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL), the solutions can automatically identify and prioritize how information is protected, and the data can be accessed and applied to a wide array of cloud-based solutions, including archiving, eDiscovery, information governance and revenue optimization.

About Autonomy
Autonomy, an HP Company, is a global leader in software that processes human information, or unstructured data, including social media, email, video, audio, text and web pages, etc. Autonomy’s powerful management and analytic tools for structured information together with its ability to extract meaning in real time from all forms of information, regardless of format, is a unique tool for companies seeking to get the most out of their data. Autonomy’s product portfolio helps power companies through enterprise search analytics, business process management and OEM operations. Autonomy also offers information governance solutions in areas such as eDiscovery, content management and compliance, as well as marketing solutions that help companies grow revenue, such as web content management, online marketing optimization and rich media management.

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