SOURCE: Complete Discovery Source, Inc

Complete Discovery Source, Inc

September 15, 2011 05:30 ET

CDS Completes Its SAS 70 Type 2 Audit

Complete Discovery Source, Inc. (CDS) Receives "No Relevant Exceptions Noted" Verification on Eight Areas of Its Hosted Electronic Discovery Services

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 15, 2011) - CDS announced that it has received an unqualified SAS 70 Type 2 Audit Report for its Hosted Electronic Discovery Services. The SAS 70 Type 2 Audit is an intensive review of six months' activity. It is the most stringent form of professional examination available to a technology company. "No relevant exceptions noted" verification signifies the highest level of affirmative results available. CDS' Audit tested eight areas of the electronic discovery service provider's processing, security and hosting protocols and returned that level of verification for each of them.

The control protocols examined in CDS' Audit Report were designed to satisfy the stringent requirements of the company's legal and corporate clients. Matrices included all critical aspects of CDS' hosting services: backup protocols, system availability, information security, software change controls, data transfer security, chain of custody, evidentiary data integrity and data destruction.

"We were pleased, but not surprised, when we received unqualified verification," said Garrett Bendel, General Manager of CDS. "We have developed clear protocols and standards for our hosting services and environment. Everyone at CDS, from management to the data delivery personnel, is committed to their implementation. We are dealing with clients' intellectual property and, at times, with bet-the-company litigations. We absolutely have to safeguard our clients' data and make it accessible, on demand, to their attorneys."

Headquartered in New York City, CDS was founded in 2003. That year, CDS supported 11 global law firms and corporation. Since then, the company has opened offices and a data center in DC, allowing it to become one of the fastest growing eDiscovery providers. In a typical month, CDS handles over 500 projects and supports more than 2500 end users across fifty hosted matters with volumes exceeding 50GB each. Because of its 140.25% year-over-year annual growth, management identified the need to test its standards and protocols for data security and availability. They selected the SAS 70 Type 2 Audit as the testing mechanism. This Audit Report confirms that CDS consistently meets the high level of security and service that it strives for.

About Complete Discovery Source
Complete Discovery Source, Inc. (CDS) is a full-service provider of e-discovery services. CDS merges proven technology with a team of experienced professionals to provide a best-of-breed suite of solutions. CDS has established itself as a trusted advisor to law firms, national and international corporate legal departments and government agencies by providing cost-certainty while maintaining accuracy and efficiency. For more information, contact CDS at or visit

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