SOURCE: Kazeon


June 16, 2009 08:02 ET

Kazeon Extends eDiscovery and Information Management to Microsoft SharePoint Server

Kazeon eDiscovery SharePoint Manager Offers Collection & Culling, Analysis & Review, and Legal Hold Management for Distributed SharePoint Sites

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - Kazeon Systems, Inc. announced the capability to natively provide eDiscovery management for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2003 and 2007 as a part of its 4th generation eDiscovery software. The Kazeon eDiscovery SharePoint Manager extends Kazeon's reach across the enterprise, including content repositories. This innovative product further differentiates Kazeon from other players in the industry and provides corporations a complete and defensible eDiscovery solution.

Kazeon's eDiscovery solution provides the most comprehensive Collection & Culling, Legal Hold Management, and Analysis & Review capabilities for corporations, law firms and legal service providers. The Kazeon eDiscovery SharePoint Manager provides forensic collection using SharePoint as both an ESI source and ESI target. It provides extensive data verification, data auditing, and exception-reporting for maximum defensibility of eDiscovery for SharePoint sites. The product offers in-depth processing as well as legal hold management, workflow, and enforcement for SharePoint data and metadata. The Kazeon eDiscovery SharePoint Manager provides fine-grained analytics, search and visualization of SharePoint data by different metadata attributes, custodian/users, date ranges, and content, thus providing a perfect solution for Early Case Assessments and in-house review.

In addition, Kazeon also offers a unique dynamic concept search for SharePoint data to help investigations and GRC projects get visibility and extract concepts of relevant words and phrases that are in the SharePoint repository.

"SharePoint has become a ubiquitous content repository within the enterprise today, and is often critical to eDiscovery as well as broader Information Management. Kazeon's capability to perform fine-grained eDiscovery as well as Information Management for content within SharePoint sites makes it an important solution inside corporations," says Laura DuBois, Research Director, IDC.

The main benefits of the Kazeon eDiscovery SharePoint Manager are:

-- High relevancy, fine-grained analytics and data mining for SharePoint sites in order to find and manage critical documents for litigations and internal investigations

-- Accurate, defensible eDiscovery for analysis of, collection to and from, and Early Case Assessments within SharePoint sites

-- Independently validated, scalable, cost-effective eDiscovery; significant ROI for large environments with many SharePoint sites distributed across the enterprise

"Kazeon's 4th generation software and its eDiscovery SharePoint Manager are significant advancements in eDiscovery and Information Management," said Karthik Kannan, Kazeon's vice president of Marketing and Business Development. "Customers like Atheros and Subaru have adopted our technology for the accuracy, defensibility and enterprise-wide reach of our solution, thereby not only providing complete eDiscovery but also providing it in the most cost-effective manner."

About Kazeon

Kazeon is a leading eDiscovery solution provider for corporations' legal and IT staff, legal service providers and law firms. Kazeon's independently validated solution provides the most accurate, scalable, legally defensible and court-proven eDiscovery to perform both in-place as well as target Analysis & Review, Collection & Culling and Legal Hold for Electronically Stored Information (ESI) across the enterprise. The solution performs Early Case Assessments and fine-grained eDiscovery across multiple ESI sources such as email servers, file shares, archives, content repositories, laptops/desktops and remote offices. Kazeon has been lauded by various analysts and industry forums, including Gartner's eDiscovery MarketScope where Kazeon was rated 'Positive' two years in a row across all eDiscovery categories and the Socha-Gelbmann eDiscovery Survey 2008 where Kazeon was recognized as a Top 5 eDiscovery Software Provider. For more information, visit or call +1-877-KAZEON1.

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