SOURCE: Clearwell Systems, Inc.

October 09, 2007 06:00 ET

Clearwell and Quest Software Collaborate to Deliver End-to-End E-Discovery Solution

Clearwell's Market-Leading Analysis and Review Combined With Quest's Preservation and Archiving Drives Significant Cost Savings

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - October 9, 2007) - Clearwell Systems, Inc., a pioneer in Intelligent E-Discovery, and Quest Software® (NASDAQ: QSFT) today announced that they are teaming up to jointly market the value proposition of the two companies' complementary products for electronic discovery. Together, the Clearwell Intelligence Platform® and Quest Archive Manager deliver significant cost savings by streamlining and automating the e-discovery process, from records management and data preservation through analysis, cull-down and review.

"Effective email management is essential for organizations in today's litigious environment, and companies need to begin addressing this now so the historical email is available for quick response to information requests," said Carolyn DiCenzo, Research VP at Gartner, Inc. "Although many vendors can provide products with some level of compliance capture and archiving, the solution must ensure that all records are captured in the archive and analyzed, for legal discovery reasons or compliance requirements. Requirements continue to evolve, and the December 2006 changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are motivating more companies to move more quickly from the evaluation stage to implementation mode."

"For some customers archiving and e-discovery go hand-in-hand," said Jim Emmons, director, Archiving Business Unit, at Quest Software. "We recognize the importance of providing those customers with the necessary products to effectively manage electronic evidence throughout the entire e-discovery process. Clearwell's feature rich product and impressive market traction are a nice accompaniment to Quest's product and marketing objectives."

With Clearwell and Quest, enterprises gain the ability to rapidly analyze electronic evidence as part of litigation, regulatory requests, and corporate investigations. Large volumes of email messages, attachments and documents can be analyzed and culled-down to only the most relevant messages by automatically eliminating duplicates, providing sophisticated search, and linking messages together into discussion threads. These capabilities quickly generate highly relevant data sets, which can significantly reduce the volume of irrelevant data compiled for review and production activities and related costs of e-discovery.

"With Quest Software, corporations are regaining control over storage growth and leveraging Quest's fast, reliable search and legal hold capabilities," said Kamal Shah, VP of marketing and product management at Clearwell Systems. "With Clearwell's e-discovery solution these same corporations can also streamline and automate the analysis, cull-down and review steps in the e-discovery process, resulting in dramatic reductions in ongoing legal costs."

On Wednesday, October 10, 2007, at 11:00 am PT, Quest and Clearwell will discuss how their partnership provides an additional layer of analysis and review of documents in a free webinar titled, "Reducing the Cost, Complexity, Risk and Duration of E-Discovery." If you are interested in registering, please visit http://www.quest.com/events/ListDetails.aspx?ContentID=6161.

About Clearwell Systems

Clearwell Systems, the leader in Intelligent E-Discovery, is transforming the way enterprises conduct e-discovery in response to litigation, regulatory inquiries, and corporate investigations. By automating the analysis and review of electronically stored information, Clearwell enables enterprises to reduce the cost, duration, and complexity of e-discovery. Leading corporations, government agencies, and legal service providers have reduced e-discovery costs by as much as 80 percent within days of their deployments. For more information, visit www.clearwellsystems.com, or learn about E-Discovery 2.0 at clearwellsystems.blogspot.com.

About Quest Software, Inc.

Quest Software, Inc. delivers innovative products that help organizations get more performance and productivity from their applications, databases and Windows infrastructure. Through a deep expertise in IT operations and a continued focus on what works best, Quest helps more than 50,000 customers worldwide meet higher expectations for enterprise IT. Quest's Windows Management solutions simplify, automate and secure Active Directory, Exchange and Windows, as well as integrate Unix, Linux and Java into the managed environment. Quest Software can be found in offices around the globe and at www.quest.com.

Contact Information

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    Barokas Public Relations for Clearwell Systems, Inc.
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