Kanata, ON – December 6, 2017 (Newswire) – HubStor, the intelligent cloud archive, today announced the availability of optical character recognition (OCR) support for images stored in HubStor. Customers can now search within scanned documents and standard image formats such as TIFF, JPEG, PNG, and multi-page PDF files.
HubStor integrates data classification features with the indexing and OCR process to automatically detect and tag private or sensitive data residing in images, such as credit card numbers and other Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
HubStor also lets customers apply OCR indexing to particular datasets within their cloud archive so that clients are not required to incur the cost of OCR processing entire corpus of content. Instead, customers can restrict OCR processing to specific folders, date ranges, file types, or security permissions.
OCR is a critical feature for long-term retention cloud solutions like HubStor for the following reasons:
- Organizations that need to comply with the E.U.’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be able to identify personal data held within scanned documents and pictures and perform proper data governance practices to meet compliance requirements easily.
- Organizations with eDiscovery requirements have a more comprehensive searchable archive.
- IT teams operating under datacenter transformation mandates can replace legacy OCR practices on-premises with HubStor’s fully-managed Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) approach.
“Customers can use HubStor’s OCR support retroactively against content they already have in the service,” said Geoff Bourgeois, CEO, HubStor. “Going forward, with the OCR feature enabled, any new content coming into HubStor – whether from file systems, SharePoint, email, or other data sources – will have automatic OCR processing if the content meets the indexing rules defined by the customer.”
The new OCR features in HubStor are available now.
HubStor is an intelligent secondary storage solution available as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. With a global customer base, enterprise clients use HubStor for secure cloud archiving, hybrid cloud file servers, Office 365 backup, ransomware recovery, legal hold, and WORM compliance.
HubStor is a Microsoft Partner and a member of the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance.
Elizabeth Lam, VP Marketing