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NewsGator and HiSoftware Close the Social Business Compliance Gap

February 28, 2012

DENVER and NASHUA, N.H., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Organizations can now detect, document and all but eliminate privacy and security breaches in their social business environment with a new compliance solution from NewsGator and HiSoftware.

HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff for NewsGator Social Sites monitors a company’s activity stream – the central flow of employees’ Twitter-like status and event updates – automatically flagging and reporting non-compliant posts, including obscenities, sexually suggestive material, hostile language, passwords, trade secrets, protected health information (PHI), personally identifiable information (PII), credit card numbers, FINRA violations, potential corruption/bribery, HIPAA identifiers and Social Security numbers. Administrators can quickly unpublish the offending matter and address the employee who posted it.

“The best thing and worst thing about social collaboration and computing is you can say anything,” said HiSoftware CEO Kurt A. Mueffelmann. “Compliance Sheriff for NewsGator Social Sites preserves the freedom of social computing while keeping the conversation in bounds to protect an organization’s business and reputation. Social computing’s benefits are absolutely worth the risks, as long as the risks are carefully managed for governance, compliance and appropriate content.”

Available today, Compliance Sheriff for NewsGator Social Sites integrates completely with the NewsGator Social Sites 2010 enterprise social business solution and its foundation, the Microsoft SharePoint collaboration platform. The solution addresses problem postings within every Social Sites module, including Social Profiles, Microblogging, Activity Streams, Communities, Social Insights, News Stream, Idea Stream and Spotlight. It provides detail on governance, risk management, privacy, expletives, accessibility and website quality.

The software ensures information moves in and out of customers’ systems in accordance with their privacy policy, Written Information Security Program (WISP) and brand standards. Specific rule sets are pre-defined to address compliance with HIPAA/HITECH, MA 201 CMR, FISMA, COPPA, Section 508 and WCAG 2.0, OMB 10-22 and many other government regulations.

“NewsGator is committed to breaking down information silos and opening up communication while maintaining governance, privacy, compliance and security,” said Melissa Risteff, NewsGator’s senior vice president of marketing and corporate development. “Our integration and expanded partnership with HiSoftware ensures that our customers maintain compliance and continue to collaborate freely.”

About HiSoftware
HiSoftware is a leading provider of content-aware compliance and security solutions for the monitoring and enforcement of risk management and privacy guidelines across digital environments. The company’s solutions provide a data governance platform for content management and collaboration processes that support corporate and brand integrity, site quality, accessibility and confidentiality for public websites and portals, as well as intranets and SharePoint sites. HiSoftware’s customers include some of the largest US and international government agencies, as well as Global 2000 companies. For more information, visit http://www.hisoftware.com or follow us on @HiSoftware.

About NewsGator
As a Microsoft Gold Certified and Depth Managed Partner, NewsGator is helping over three million paid users in industries across the globe propel the future of productivity. NewsGator Social Sites delivers robust social technology to the enterprise with proven scalability and security to flagship clients like Accenture, Adidas, Deloitte, Ericsson, General Mills, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kraft Foods, Merck & Co., Unisys Corporation, and the US Army. No other social software vendor can rival our deep integration with the entire Microsoft stack – reducing your total cost of ownership while increasing adoption, collaboration, and innovation. And for all that, Microsoft honored us as its 2011 US Partner of the Year. We’re making SharePoint and Office365 social. Follow us on Twitter @newsgator and at www.newsgator.com

Customers and partners: Please join us at the 2012 NewsGator Collective User Group Meeting
March 6-8, 2012, at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver. Come together with colleagues, peers, industry thought leaders, and technologists – all motivated by a common purpose of reaping the benefits of enterprise social computing.

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