SOURCE: Kazeon

September 12, 2007 09:05 ET

Kazeon Creates eDiscovery Ecosystem With Top Vendors and Experts Through Kazeon eDiscovery Partner Program

Quickly Growing Kazeon Partner Program Provides End-to-End Ediscovery Products, Services and Solutions

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - September 12, 2007) - Kazeon Systems, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise information access solutions, today announced the company's eDiscovery Partner Program. Developed to match Kazeon's focus and success in the eDiscovery market, the partner program provides enterprises with an end-to-end set of products, services and solutions to meet both reactive and proactive eDiscovery challenges.

"Companies are at a crossroads. They know that they have to deal with reactive, day-to-day eDiscovery requirements, but they also desire to have a well thought out, proactive eDiscovery plan," said Sudhakar Muddu, CEO of Kazeon. "The Kazeon eDiscovery Partner Program aligns the right eDiscovery products, services and solutions to give companies a flexible, end-to-end eDiscovery remedy to today's costly and time-consuming eDiscovery process."

The Kazeon eDiscovery Partner Program brings together top eDiscovery vendors and experts to provide end-to-end solutions to customers across eDiscovery functions, including identification, preservation, collection, processing, review, analysis, production and presentation. The net benefit of the program is that corporate legal, IT and security teams, as well as eDiscovery service providers, can significantly reduce the risk, duration and cost of eDiscovery matters while increasing visibility and control.

To date, seventeen partners are already a part of the Kazeon eDiscovery Partner Program. The program categories include:

--  eDiscovery technology partners
--  eDiscovery service provider partners - includes VARs, SIs, service
    providers, hosted service providers and solution partners
    

"It's really about the marriage of process and technology. Kazeon provides the technology that allows organizations to better manage some of the information most frequently requested in legal discovery. AdamsGrayson provides the legal and information risk management expertise to craft data retention schedules, litigation hold programs and workflows for eDiscovery, essentially creating business processes centered around Kazeon's technical functionality," said Peter Gronvall, Managing Director of AdamsGrayson Consulting. "Together, we are able to deliver routine, repeatable and legally-defensible processes that reduce organizational risk and save money in response to eDiscovery requests."

"DataForeSight eDiscovery services provide best practices for information retention and e-Disclosure management. We are very happy to be teamed with Kazeon for its unique data reduction capabilities via culling and searching for early case assessment," said Suzanne Riddell, President of DataForeSight. "We have not found any other solution in the industry that can effectively scale into the petabyte range. Kazeon provides extremely cost-effective and high-speed means of performing both internal investigations, and responding to subpoenas and/or complaints."

"Delve, whose methodology is based on compliance and records management best practices, have found that Kazeon's appliance solution is an integral part of our services, which focus on helping the client clean up personal and shared drives. We rely on Kazeon's solutions to find records that should be preserved as well as 'garbage' that should be disposed of," said Addie Mattox, Founder of Delve Information Group. "Delve's clients benefit greatly from this proactive approach when litigation happens because they know where their documents are and can preserve them until regulatory and business requirements are met."

"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 Katie Nittler, Vice President of Business Development 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 Kazeon

Kazeon is a leading provider of enterprise information access solutions that revolutionize the way companies search, classify and act on information. The Kazeon Information Server platform dramatically reduces the cost of searching the massive amounts of incompatible content distributed across the enterprise. Proven solutions for Legal eDiscovery, Information Security & Privacy, Governance Risk & Compliance, and Storage Optimization have been adopted by leading global organizations, including Bosch, Cisco, General Electric, ING Group, INVESCO, Philips, and SAP. Through the development of unique indexing, tagging, and automation technology, Kazeon has established partnerships with leading companies such as, Network Appliance, BearingPoint, Google, and Oracle. Kazeon's award-winning products are helping an increasing number of companies find and organize their information and to reduce the cost and risk associated with its explosive growth. For more information, visit www.kazeon.com or call +1-877-KAZEON1.

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