SOURCE: Kazeon Systems

October 30, 2007 09:00 ET

Kazeon Placed in 2007 Magic Quadrant for Information Access Technology

Information Access Technology a Key Differentiator for eDiscovery

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - October 30, 2007) - Kazeon Systems, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent eDiscovery solutions, today announced that it has been included in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Information Access Technology, 2007 authored by Whit Andrews. Gartner analyzed Kazeon's Information Access platform and Information Server product line which enable companies to search, classify and act on electronically stored information for eDiscovery. Kazeon was included in the Information Access Technology Magic Quadrant based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision.

Kazeon's flagship product, the Kazeon Information Server IS1200-ECS, is the industry's first to integrate the eDiscovery functions of identification, collection, preservation, processing and analysis of electronically stored information, which are the fundamental foundations for eDiscovery. Kazeon is also the first company to deliver eDiscovery solutions in response to litigation, information security and privacy, corporate investigations and regulatory compliance by using an Information Access technology platform. The approach of using Kazeon's Information Access platform for eDiscovery enables companies engaged in reactive litigation or proactive eDiscovery to secure sensitive information, rapidly perform early case assessments and to more effectively comply with the amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP). Kazeon's solutions are used by more than 150 companies across the globe.

"This Magic Quadrant includes vendors with capabilities that go beyond enterprise search to encompass a collection of technologies, including: search; content classification, categorization and clustering," according to the Gartner report.

Gartner also comments in a related July 2007 report, 'Choosing an E-Discovery Solution in 2007 and 2008,' "A key differentiator in the e-discovery market will be a vendor's ability to identify, collect and process data for discovery. This gives the information access and search vendors a strong play."

"Information access technology is the fundamental foundation for eDiscovery solutions and we think Kazeon's inclusion in Gartner's Information Access Magic Quadrant shows the strength and reputation that Kazeon has built in the industry," said Steven d'Alencon, Kazeon Vice President of Product Marketing. "Kazeon is one of the few eDiscovery vendors to use Information Access technology to provide eDiscovery solutions for litigation support, information security and compliance using the same underlying technology platform. This approach helps companies achieve higher relevancy, more predictable costs and faster turnaround."

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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 www.kazeon.com or call +1-877-KAZEON1.

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