PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - Jun 29, 2011) - Exterro®, the legal industry's most trusted provider of e-discovery solutions, has been named a "visionary" in Gartner's first Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software*.
The Gartner report evaluated "a vendor's ability to understand buyers' wants and needs and to translate that understanding into products and services.... another key investment strategy for products is to consistently work on the simplification and ease of use of the toolset." In keeping with that standard, Exterro delivers user-friendly solutions that treat e-discovery as a regular business process. Exterro Fusion is a fully integrated suite of cross-compatible and standalone applications backed by the power of a workflow platform. The latest Fusion release, Zeta, addresses some of the key processes in e-discovery, including in-place early case assessment, preservation, collection, and analysis.
"Exterro has a lot of appeal right now because of its unique workflow approach and strong legal perspective," said Bennett Borden, co-chair of the e-Discovery and Information Governance Section at Williams Mullen. "Fusion Zeta gives Exterro a more complete, end-to-end solution and I see them rising to become a real market leader."
According to the Gartner Magic Quadrant, "the market has become increasingly intolerant of 'point' solutions for things like litigation hold functionality." With the addition Fusion Zeta, Exterro covers the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) process and reduces the need for costly point tools. Moreover, the Fusion Integration Hub cuts down duplication and waste by connecting with common ESI data sources such as Microsoft Exchange™ and SharePoint™ and leveraging investments in IT infrastructure and other e-discovery tools.
"I'm very proud about where Exterro is positioned in such a competitive e-discovery market," said Bobby Balachandran, Exterro's President and CEO. "Enterprises today need intuitive solutions that reflect the way legal teams think and we are taking that feedback and directly applying it to our products."
*Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software, Debra Logan, John Base, May 13, 2011.
About the Magic Quadrant:
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 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.
Exterro, Inc. is the recognized leader in workflow-driven e-discovery software. Exterro's solutions enable legal teams to reduce costs and streamline processes by tightening collaboration among in-house legal teams, outside counsel, and IT resources. Exterro pioneered e-discovery workflow, and continues to expand its innovative Fusion suite of applications -- Genome™ Data Mapping, Legal Hold, Discovery Workflow Management, Comprehensive Interview, Zeta, and Cloud Legal Hold. The Exterro Fusion platform delivers end-to-end legal governance, controls risks, and provides valuable insights to guide case strategies. Fusion's open architecture integrates seamlessly with existing business processes and enterprise infrastructure. To learn more, visit www.Exterro.com.