Litera Corp Announces Release of Metadact-e Providing Enterprise wide, Server-based Metadata Removal

Aug 22, 2011, 09:32 ET from Litera Corp

MCLEANSVILLE, N.C., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Litera Corp, the leader in document content lifecycle management® for knowledge workers and the legal market, has released Metadact-e, server-based software that protects corporate confidentiality and proprietary information by removing potentially sensitive metadata from all e-mail messages and attachments including those sent via mobile devices such as webmail and smartphones. Litera Corp also markets Metadact, a desktop-based metadata cleansing solution.

"With an increasingly mobile workforce the risk of unintentionally disclosing sensitive information also increases. Metadact-e allows organizations to provide a systematic and enterprise-wide approach to the cleaning of document metadata thus decreasing the risk," said Deepak Massand, Litera's CEO.

Metadact-e removes metadata from e-mail messages and their attachments (including Microsoft Office, PDF, image and ZIP files) sent via Outlook, Lotus Notes, and other e-mail programs. It allows corporate administrators to define a centralized cleaning policy that can be implemented on a company-wide level or individual users can be permitted to personally control some of their settings and determine what types of metadata are cleansed.

The enhanced flexibility and functionality of Metadact-e enables users to selectively remove, for example, tracked changes in Word documents, hidden cells in spreadsheets and/or speaker's notes from PowerPoint presentations. Metadact-e also provides detailed logs enabling administrators to review a comprehensive list of detected and removed metadata by sender, date, and additional variables.

"In today's fast paced business world, it's more important than ever to protect your organization's reputation and maintain confidentiality on a corporate level," Massand said, referring to a report by the Association for Business Communication whose survey of 100,000 Word documents collected from various websites found that all of them contained hidden metadata, including personal information such as social security numbers.

Metadact-e utilizes Litera Technology's U.S. patent 7,895,276. It is available now. For more information visit or call 336-375-2991.

About Litera Corp

Litera Corp is a Gold certified Microsoft ISV and offers a comprehensive suite of document creation, comparison, collaboration, control and cleansing software that provide users with unsurpassed content confidence enabling them to manage their documents and data with a degree of control not available through any other solution on the market. Litera's patented professional productivity applications meet the critical content and risk management needs of today's business professionals, including many of the world's leading law firms and major corporations. For more information visit

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