SOURCE: Kazeon Systems

October 22, 2007 09:54 ET

PSS Systems and Kazeon Partner to Provide Unified Proactive and Reactive eDiscovery Infrastructure

Partnership Brings Improved eDiscovery Processes and Cost Reductions Through the Combination of Retention Policy and Legal Hold Features and Management of Unstructured Data

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - October 22, 2007) - Kazeon Systems, Inc., a leading provider of effective eDiscovery solutions, and PSS Systems, pioneer of the legal holds and enterprise retention management software market, today announced a joint technology and sales partnership aimed at providing enterprises with a comprehensive solution for eDiscovery. Through this combination, corporations will be able to significantly reduce eDiscovery costs, better prepare and respond to reactive eDiscovery requests and proactively reduce information volume by enforcing retention policies in compliance with legal holds.

The joint solution addresses the strategic enterprise needs of enhancing and automating the identification, preservation, collection, processing and analysis of electronically stored information, as well as enabling efficient enterprise retention management policies. The partnership between Kazeon and PSS Systems provides a single platform to meet these needs, improving the entire legal information governance process, delivering more predictability and reducing overall legal, IT and operating costs.

Through the partnership, enterprises will gain from the combination of PSS Systems' Atlas suite of products with Kazeon's Information Server product line. Atlas, the world's leading legal hold and retention management software, includes Atlas LCC for automating legal holds and litigation workflow and Atlas ERM for modernizing and managing retention management across disparate data types and sources. The Kazeon Information Server product line is the industry's first to integrate the eDiscovery functions of identification, collection, preservation, processing and analysis, enabling customers engaged in reactive litigation or proactive eDiscovery to rapidly perform early case assessments and to more efficiently comply with the amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

"Corporations are looking to bring eDiscovery functions in-house in order to achieve higher relevancy, more predictable costs and faster turnaround," said Sudhakar Muddu, CEO of Kazeon. "PSS Systems provides the most comprehensive and trusted software for managing legal holds and collection workflows and its Atlas ERM software provides the retention policies that can help break the cycle of too much data to discover. Combining Atlas with Kazeon's ability to integrate and automate key eDiscovery functions makes complete sense for enterprises looking to build effective reactive and proactive eDiscovery processes."

"More than 20,000 legal and compliance users rely on PSS Systems' Atlas LCC and Atlas ERM software to manage the workflow and business processes around legal holds, discovery collections and enterprise retention management. Given the litigation volume in F500 companies, efficiency and consistency are absolutely essential. Atlas and Kazeon provide powerful solutions to dramatically reduce cost and risk," said Deidre Paknad, President and CEO at PSS Systems. "Kazeon's information access tools are a perfect complement to Atlas because they enable legal and compliance users to efficiently identify information and to consistently enforce appropriate legal policies such as legal holds, collections and retention lifecycles."

About PSS Systems

PSS Systems started the legal holds and retention management software revolution in the early 2000s by envisioning the looming change in corporate legal requirements; its Atlas software suite reduces cost, burden, and risk for the world's leading financial services, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, telecommunications, technology, and consumer products companies. Atlas LCC streamlines the legal holds and collection processes end to end, while Atlas ERM enables corporate retention programs across disparate business units, information sources, and systems. With tens of thousands of legal holds, collections and retention schedules under Atlas management, few companies have more domain expertise than PSS Systems. PSS Systems continues to lead the industry through unparalleled innovation and the CGOC, which it founded in January 2004, as a practitioners community on retention and preservation. PSS Systems is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices throughout the United States including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston. For more information visit http://www.pss-systems.com.

About Kazeon

Kazeon revolutionizes the way companies perform eDiscovery by using its Information Access Platform software to 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 optimization requirements. The Kazeon Information Server 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 such as 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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