SOURCE: Kazeon

December 10, 2007 07:35 ET

Kazeon Information Access Platform Software and Information Server Set Industry Standard for Total Cost of Ownership

Includes Industry's Lowest Cost per Document; Expands Kazeon's Ability to Handle Email, Laptops, Desktops, Data Centers, Remote Offices and Federated Search

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - December 10, 2007) - Kazeon Systems, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent eDiscovery solutions, today announced the availability of version 3 of its Information Access Platform software and Information Server product line. Kazeon now addresses a wide range of electronically stored information beyond the data center, including: eMail, laptops and desktops and extends support for data centers and remote offices with federation capabilities. Through this expansion, enterprises are finally able to cost effectively implement solutions to multiple business challenges with a single software platform, including proactive and reactive eDiscovery, litigation support, information security & privacy, compliance and storage optimization.

Kazeon's Information Server, used by more than 150 companies worldwide, is now available in two new versions -- the Kazeon Information Server Data Center Edition and the Kazeon Information Server Remote Office Edition. Also new is the Kazeon Information Center, supporting federated management, search and reporting of distributed enterprise information. These offerings are available as a pre-packaged appliance or as software-only. With this latest version, Kazeon now has the broadest set of eMail discovery and analysis capabilities in support of customer requirements for eDiscovery, including native connectivity to Microsoft Exchange servers, Symantec Enterprise Vault, Microsoft Exchange and SMTP-based Internet eMail journals, PST, OST, MSG and EML files.

"Kazeon has been a terrific partner to Plan B Technologies, Inc. and their innovative products continue to impress our customers," said Steve Taylor, Chief Technology Officer of Plan B Technologies, Inc. "Kazeon has made dramatic refinements and improvements to an already terrific product. They've added new management and performance features as well as email reporting and archival integration solutions. All of which are important components our customers require to successfully run their businesses."

"Our research indicates that organizations will store over 23,000 petabytes of unstructured information in support of legal, compliance and business intelligence processes," commented Brian Babineau, Senior Analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group. "The information must be appropriately managed and made accessible in a cost effective, operationally efficient manner and one way to measure this is through a dollars per document metric. ESG Lab validated Kazeon's ability to provide a scalable, performant solution with a total cost of ownership of less than a penny per document and $4,300 per terabyte. When examined in the context of an organization with multiple terabytes and hundreds of millions of files, this is a significant competitive advantage."

Performance highlights of version 3 include:

--  The ability to be installed and running in just under 12 minutes;
--  Ability to sustain 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;
--  70% reduction in metadata storage.

"Kazeon now enables customers to transform their data centers into information centers with the extended reach, performance and scalability of the Kazeon Information Access Platform software and the powerful new features of the Kazeon Information Server and Kazeon Information Center," said Sudhakar Muddu, CEO of Kazeon. "Kazeon has catapulted to the leader of the pack for enterprise eDiscovery, Information Security and Compliance solutions while providing the lowest total cost of ownership."

Other features of the version 3 include:

--  Targeted Single Step Collection™, duplication management, legal
    hold and eMail threading and analysis for eDiscovery;
--  Automatic validation and risk assessment for information security &
    privacy and compliance requirements;
--  Native connector for Microsoft Exchange eMail servers;
--  Native connector for Symantec Enterprise Vault;
--  The ability to crawl, index, and search individual emails and
    attachments inside PST files, as well as take actions on selected (or
    entire) search results;
--  Internationalization improvements through the addition of
    International character sets for tagging, searching, saved query names,
    copying into folders, report names & descriptions;
--  Powerful web-based administration has been further enhanced with new
    time-saving; features such as a quick-rule builder, eMail reports, eMail
    search templates, expanded PII (Personally Identifiable Information)
    validation rule set and more.

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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