IBM bolsters compliance offerings

IBM has announced introducing several bundles to its line-up of compliance software designed to address what IBM sees as one of...

IBM has announced introducing several bundles to its line-up of compliance software designed to address what IBM sees as one of the top areas for IT investment in 2004.

IBM has been expanding its customised hardware, software and services offerings to create tailored bundles for specific compliance problems, such as data archiving, organisation and monitoring.

The company has released a content monitoring and retention tool, and updated a Lotus-based reporting system released last year. It also announced the IBM Tivoli Security Compliance Manager, due in May, which will scan servers and PCs automatically to evaluate the systems' compliance with company security policies.

The second version of IBM's Lotus Workplace for Business Controls and Reporting system includes updates to reflect the latest regulatory changes, and expands the software's audit-trail creation tools, allowing better tracking of changes to documents and other corporate data.

It also adds support for IBM's AIX operating system, and for additional languages. Previously only available in English, the system can now be used in Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese. It is priced at $1,150 per user and sold in 100-user packs.

Stacy Cowley writes for IDG News Service

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