SOURCE: iLumin Software Services

June 22, 2005 15:45 ET

iLumin Releases Assentor Discovery 2.0 to Optimize the Search and Production of Archived Messages

Enhancements Based on Response From Growing Discovery Services Practice Focused on Assisting With Preparation for Litigation

RESTON, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 22, 2005 -- iLumin Software Services, Inc., a leading provider of email management solutions, today announced Assentor Discovery 2.0, a comprehensive tool for rapidly searching and producing email. Customers will use the new features to locate and produce specific messages for ongoing legal proceedings or as part of other investigations.

Assentor Discovery 2.0 includes additional search and management options that enable legal teams to quickly and easily investigate an enterprise's message and content archives. Without involving the IT department, Assentor Discovery gives legal and compliance officers the ability to harvest the archive and manage and produce messages that support ongoing litigation or compliance audits.

"The timeframe to respond to investigations and audits is getting shorter, and the inability to recover electronic communications does not protect a firm from potential consequences," said Mike Gundling, senior vice president of product management for iLumin. "With the enhancements to Assentor Discovery, we further provide companies with the only complete offering to help them manage the processes, policies and personnel necessary for litigation surrounding email. By enabling organizations to locate and produce specific messages in a legal-friendly format, we are saving our customers time and money over traditional electronic discovery methods and potential fines."

Assentor Discovery 2.0 includes an advanced "Legal Hold" feature, which gives companies the ability to flexibly classify and protect a set of emails from deletion. Companies need a powerful legal hold capability to comply with court orders or other legal proceedings to avoid sanctions for spoliation.

Another significant management enhancement is the ability to automatically designate emails as "privileged" (meaning protected by an attorney-client relationship) based on keywords, sender addresses or other message attributes. Assentor Discovery can now remove these privileged emails from search folders, preserving the integrity of the privileged email. In addition, messages can now be "tagged" for association with specific case research or in-progress litigation, and administrators have numerous options for establishing and applying tags.

Several of the new enhancements relate to Assentor Discovery's search capability. Companies can now use Assentor Discovery to search by email address, employee number or Assentor ID, improving the speed an accuracy of all archive searches. Assentor Discovery can now search for messages with attachments and automatically sub divide messages by employee name, group membership, email address and email type. This helps end users gain better control over their current and previous searches.

Assentor Discovery is part of the Assentor Enterprise suite, which also provides sophisticated tools for mailbox management, compliance and retention management. Assentor Enterprise can be deployed to meet virtually any message volume requirements while providing future-proof scalability. By employing an open-storage interface, Assentor can integrate with both in-house and hosted storage solutions. The entire Assentor Enterprise suite is available both as an in-house or hosted solution.

iLumin stands as a market-leader in electronic message management solutions, with Assentor systems managing more than 1.5 million mailboxes and 50 billion messages per year. Assentor is currently deployed at four of the five largest US banks and 15 of the Fortune 100 companies.

About iLumin

iLumin provides a comprehensive suite of enterprise email management tools that maximize the business value of corporate email systems, lower the total cost of ownership and effectively manage the risks inherent with these systems. To address the ever-growing challenges of today's corporate messaging systems, iLumin's Assentor Enterprise delivers archiving and retention management, mail storage management, discovery and litigation support, regulatory compliance and corporate supervision solutions to the world's largest organizations.

For information about iLumin, visit, email or call 800-619-1408.

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