Identify, connect, and
control data across systems

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Information contained in multiple systems and repositories provides little insight into business performance and practices if it is not managed in a holistic manner. Siloed information provides tactical value to a small segment of the overall enterprise, but rarely delivers strategic value to executives or the enterprise as a whole. MicroFocus ControlPoint allows you to know your data for better decisions.

MicroFocus ControlPoint uses the Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) Connector framework to identify, analyze, and control diverse types of information stored in enterprise repositories and dark data. ControlPoint categorizes and applies policy to content indexed by IDOL. A dashboard-style display provides business insight into the themes, locations and the information’s value.

Idol Framework

An advanced file analysis tool facilitating information governance for connected data sources, ControlPoint simplifies the definition and application of policy regardless of data format or location. This system can remove source-specific policies and instead unify policies across the enterprise, allowing staff to learn one system and one user interface. Role-based security allows task delegation and control user access. It can also help identify bottlenecks in the process.

ROT – Redundant, Obsolete and Trivial data

  • Redundant – duplicates, unauthorized copies, mass emails, redundant legacy backups, etc.
  • Obsolete – information that is no longer in use, or is out of date
  • Trivial – no content value (ex. system files, and thumbnails)

Dark Data – The unknown data that exists in organizations

  • Unknown electronic information resides in repositories across the organization
  • Unstructured, unindexed, inactive & orphaned files
  • Proliferation of dark data can result from Big Data trends that generate unstructured data, and shared drive abuse resulting in big-pile repositories

With ControlPoint, the criteria for ROT can be defined on a per-repository basis. Detailed and targeted ROT analysis makes it easier and faster for information analysts to plan clean-up activities and provide the business with a more accurate assessment of its compliance state.

ControlPoint provides insight on dark data that places organizations at risk.

Key Benefits

  • Gain visibility and understanding of business risk associated with dark data
  • Automate compliance, legal hold, and retention management
  • Perform legacy data cleanup and defensible disposal
  • Set policy to drive secure management of valuable business content and records
  • Manage content effectively based on business value and lifespan
  • Integrate with HPE Content Manager to facilitate robust, compliant, governance-based content management for declared business content and records


  • Designed for data managers
  • Easy to navigate web interface
  • Easily access repositories, policies, and data administration
  • Repositories are defined according to the IDOL connectors used
  • Visually see data relationships and relevance on the dashboard
  • Integrate with Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint, HPE Content Manager, other data storage systems