SOURCE: Kazeon

December 10, 2007 07:35 ET

ESG Lab Finds Kazeon's Information Server Delivers Fast and Cost-Effective Information Access

Version 3 Delivers Industry-Leading Price per Document and Price per Terabyte for eDiscovery

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - December 10, 2007) - Kazeon Systems, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent eDiscovery solutions, today announced that ESG Lab, the testing division of the Enterprise Strategy Group, has finalized an extensive benchmarking of Kazeon's Information Server IS1200 and Information Access Platform software, version 3. The Kazeon Information Server was verified by ESG Lab as having an industry-leading price per document ratio at less than a penny per document and the ability to crawl, index and search at $4,300 per terabyte. The Kazeon Information Server was also recognized as having numerous enterprise-class performance and scalability advantages.

"Through innovative indexing, classification and search technology, Kazeon has helped hundreds of customers drive out excess cost, risk and productivity loss associated with the rapid growth of electronically stored information to tackle the challenges of Legal Discovery, Compliance and Data Privacy for less cost than traditional Enterprise Content Management software," said Brian Garrett, ESG Lab.

ESG Lab performed a comprehensive set of tests looking for a variety of electronically shared information management features, including enterprise-wide performance and scalability, ease of implementation and use, speed of scanning, indexing and search, crawl performance and the ability to act upon data requests. ESG Lab testing confirmed that the cost-effective Kazeon platform delivers the performance horsepower, extreme scalability and deep discovery capabilities needed to meet the data capacity and governance needs of even the largest of organizations.

"ESG Research indicates that the worldwide capacity of electronically stored content will exceed 23,000 petabytes by 2010. The 'dollars per document' pricing of existing solutions is unsupportable with this quantity of information. A scalable solution that can bring these costs down to less than $.01 per document will enable organizations to implement intelligent indexing, classification, search and actions across all their ESI," said Tony Palmer, ESG Lab. "ESG Lab verified impressive price/performance with a single Kazeon Information Server appliance able to index 2,500 documents per dollar and a cost as low as $4,300 per terabyte. This is anywhere from half to an order of magnitude less than any competitive pricing ESG Lab was able to obtain as of this writing."

Other highlights of the Information Server testing include:

--  The ability to be installed and running in just under 12 minutes;
--  Speed and efficiency, sustaining 1,500 files per second for metadata
    and 700 files per second with search indexing;
--  Deep crawl performance of 47 MB/sec when scanning for content;
--  Sub-second response times for searches.

"This lab report is independent proof that Kazeon is well ahead of the competition in terms of the requirements that matter most to enterprises -- the ability to quickly and easily get a solution up and running, low total cost of ownership and unparalleled performance and scalability," said Steven d'Alencon, Kazeon Vice President of Product Marketing.

Kazeon is the first company to use Information Access technology to deliver eDiscovery solutions in response to litigation, information security and privacy, corporate investigations and regulatory compliance. This approach helps companies achieve higher relevancy, more predictable costs and faster turnaround. Kazeon's solutions are used by more than 150 companies across the globe.

About Kazeon

Kazeon revolutionizes the way companies perform eDiscovery by using Information Access technology to intelligently search, classify and act on electronically stored information. Kazeon provides a full spectrum of proactive and reactive eDiscovery solutions in response to litigation, information security and privacy, corporate investigations, regulatory compliance and storage consolidation requirements. The Kazeon Information Server software automates eDiscovery functions from identification through processing and analysis. Through the development of unique indexing, tagging, and automation technology, Kazeon has established partnerships with leading companies, including BearingPoint, Fujitsu Siemens, Google, Network Appliance, Oracle and Symantec. Kazeon's award-winning products are helping an increasing number of companies to significantly reduce the risk, duration and cost of eDiscovery matters while increasing visibility and control over electronically stored information. For more information, visit or call +1-877-KAZEON1.

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