If you're asking "what is website archiving?", you've come to the right place. Website archiving is the process of automatically collecting websites and the assets they contain, and preserving them in a lasting digital archive. To achieve this, a 'web crawler' is used to crawl a website, extracting and saving all of the assets and information (learn more about this process here). Web archiving is the only way of capturing digital records in a form that’s timestamped and immutable, allowing organizations to replay their websites from a specific point in time.
An IGI survey found that 98% of organizations have online data they need to keep - or want to keep - for more than ten years. The cited reasons include:
This isn't an exhaustive list either, organizations are getting more from their web archives today, recognising multiple uses in how they manage, supervise, and govern their online channels.
Due to limited resource and technology, organisations often adopt external archiving solutions. Through an automated service, firms are then able to capture the required records (you can find more detail here). However, many archiving vendors struggle to capture the modern web due to its complexity and size, instead offering a 'catch-all' solution for multiple channels that is both ineffective and inefficient.
“The MirrorWeb Platform gives us retrievable records that can be used in the event of a regulatory investigation or customer complaint. High fidelity web and social archives are key to proving we’re compliant.”
Digital Solutions Lead, Global Asset Management Firm
MirrorWeb is able to capture and archive all of your websites no matter the size, no matter the complexity. Following capture, we bring them into a single archiving platform where you can then replay, search and interrogate them at any time. Learn more about our industry-leading website archiving features here.
To put things into context, we've:
Every archive is time-stamped, immutable and held as legally admissible records that you own. All records are ISO/WORM compliant and can be accessed on-demand. Answer your regulatory requirements across:
Whether you need to meet compliance requirements, eDiscovery demands, or ensure digital preservation, we deliver peace of mind by providing web records that protect your organization. Get as much detail as you need - access advanced crawl reports that include a full breakdown of MIME types and meta-data, giving you the ability to extract and dissect web data like never before.