SOURCE: ZANTAZ, Inc.

August 28, 2006 06:00 ET

ZANTAZ® Announces New Tape Cataloging Practice to Address Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) Amendments

Leading Content Archiving and Electronic Discovery Vendor Now Provides a Complete, End-to-End FRCP Solution Suite That Maintains All Data in One Environment to Reduce Risk and Cost for Customers

PLEASANTON, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 28, 2006 --By announcing the availability of a new Tape Cataloging Practice, ZANTAZ, Inc. today extended its solution set for helping customers meet the complex requirements now facing U.S. organizations due to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) amendments. These FRCP rules changes, which dictate how email and other electronic data must be produced for electronic discovery, are expected to come into effect on December 1, 2006 -- and even sooner in some states.

ZANTAZ' new Tape Cataloging Practice specifically helps customers address the changes to Rule 26(b)(2)(B), which tells organizations they need not search or produce emails from media if they can justify they're "not reasonably accessible because of undue burden or cost." The Tape Cataloguing Practice provides customers with valuable information about media contents by running tapes through a tape cataloging analytic to provide a tape library content report, which helps them understand the scope and effort required to access their data.

"With this announcement, ZANTAZ has distinguished itself in the market as the only vendor that can address the full range of electronic discovery requirements dictated by the FRCP amendments -- and not outsource critical pieces to a third party," said Joe Romanowski, VP of Product Strategy for ZANTAZ. "Maintaining all electronic data with a single vendor means that customers can expect lower costs and risk than they might receive from competing offerings. No other vendor can deliver ZANTAZ' breadth of services or the industry-leading content archiving and electronic discovery products to deliver the best results."

IDC and The Radicati Group have reported that ZANTAZ is the email archiving market share leader, and ZANTAZ recently received the highest-possible vendor ranking in the widely respected Socha-Gelbmann report on electronic discovery.

"This is quite timely. The effects of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure amendments should be felt on a large scale, and in fact these changes are already modifying the way enterprises organize, maintain and archive electronically stored information," said Thomas Allman, Senior Counsel at Mayer, Brown, Rowe, and Maw and a frequent contributing author regarding the new amendments. "Organizations that want to minimize the risks of noncompliance may need to rely upon appropriate combinations of tape cataloging, media restoration, email archiving and electronic discovery solutions, perhaps under one roof, to lower their risk and cost."

The FRCP Rules Amendments:

The FRCP amendments now place a more significant burden on an organization to manage its electronic content -- including email -- in a manner that requires a higher level of IT infrastructure and services that until now have not been required. Generally speaking, the rules changes now dictate that organizations focus on each of the following:

--  Tape Cataloging -- Immediately identify what electronic data they have
    on tape so they know what is "reasonably accessible" and what is not.  This
    solution can help address the following Rules amendments:  26(b)(2) and
    26(f).
--  Media Restoration -- Collect and process legacy data into a repository
    for quick access.  This solution can help address the following Rules
    amendments:  26(b)(2) and 34.
--  Content Archiving -- Collect and centralize live and legacy data into
    a central repository.  This solution can help address the following Rules
    amendments:  26(b)(2), 26(b)(5)(b), 26(f), 34, and 34(b).
--  Retention Management -- Ensure that saved data is preserved correctly
    -- including retaining data for legal holds -- and is ultimately disposed
    of in accordance with its stated policies.  This solution can help address
    the following Rules amendments:  34 and 37(f).
--  Discovery Management -- Process, review and analyze data deemed
    "discoverable" and ultimately produce data in a format that is requested
    (often Native, PST or NSF).  This solution can help address the following
    Rules amendments:  34(b).
    
A more-detailed overview of each rule change is available at www.zantaz.com as a recorded webinar titled, "FRCP Rule Changes: Evolution Not Revolution," conducted by Allman and Francis Lambert, Senior Compliance Advisor, ZANTAZ.

ZANTAZ' End-to-End FRCP Solution Set:

With this announcement, ZANTAZ has completed its solution set designed to help its customers address each of the above problems without outsourcing to a third party. The services provided map directly to the requirements above and include:

--  Tape Cataloging -- A service that provides customers with a snapshot
    of what data is available to discovery prior to any expensive media
    restoration.
--  Media Restoration -- A service that processes legacy electronic data
    (including metadata) so that it can be ingested into a content archiving
    solution and managed under company retention management policies.  Using an
    archive solution reduces the need to conduct discovery from backup tapes
    due to a truly accessible format in the archive.
--  Content Archiving -- ZANTAZ provides solutions for archiving all types
    of content. The solutions can be deployed on-site, on-demand or as a
    combination of both.  ZANTAZ' content archiving solutions manage corporate
    data in accordance with the FRCP and have the added benefit of reducing
    storage up to 80 percent.
--  Retention Management -- Retention management capabilities are built
    into ZANTAZ' content archiving solutions to ensure that data is preserved
    according to governing retention policies.  Equally important, ZANTAZ' core
    archiving solutions enable systematic, routine deletion of data in
    accordance to Rule 37(f) with the ability to enact "legal holds" on
    potentially discoverable data.  Legal holds are required by companies to
    systematically enforce retention of data relevant to "pending or reasonably
    anticipated litigation" even if retention conflicts with general retention
    policies.
--  Discovery Management -- All ZANTAZ content archiving solutions can be
    queried to produce data in its native format -- with supporting metadata,
    if required.  In fact, ZANTAZ' systems specialize in retaining and
    exporting archived data in "industry standard" format, including PST, NSF,
    and the industry's only option of a litigation-ready file (IDX) that can be
    loaded directly into a litigation review tool such as ZANTAZ Introspect.
    
About ZANTAZ:

ZANTAZ is the global leader in Information Retention and Discovery Management (IRDM) solutions. ZANTAZ archiving and litigation support solutions enable organizations to capture, preserve and access unstructured digital information -- including email, IM, files, scanned documents, and other electronic records -- and review and produce relevant documents in a manner that reduces operational risks and costs while complying with legal, regulatory and corporate policy requirements. ZANTAZ solutions are available as on-site software applications or on-demand hosted services, and include a broad set of professional services and integration support. ZANTAZ customers include 9 of the 10 top global law firms, 11 of the Fortune 25 and 14 of the top 20 Financial Securities firms. For more information, visit www.ZANTAZ.com or call 800.636.0095.

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