SOURCE: Kazeon

October 20, 2008 09:00 ET

Kazeon Introduces Industry's First Federated eDiscovery for Global Enterprises

Kazeon's Information Center Provides a Single & Unified View to Search, Analyze and Review Across Distributed Locations for Complete and Transparent eDiscovery

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2008) - Kazeon Systems, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent Information Management and eDiscovery solutions, today announced the availability of new federation, unified analysis and review capabilities for its eDiscovery solution. This capability is available in the Information Center product, which provides enterprise-wide eDiscovery deployment, faster eDiscovery, improved accuracy and a dramatic reduction in analysis and review workloads by performing these functions in-place and from a single console. Information Center is designed for global enterprises with distributed locations to reduce eDiscovery costs by avoiding massive data transfers across wide area networks or shipping physical disk drives between locations and greatly minimizing management overhead. It provides a unified view of targeted and relevant documents for eDiscovery analysis and review, and further, allows corporations to execute and manage in-place legal hold, using KazHold™, from a central location, no matter where the data resides.

Information Management needs are becoming increasingly difficult to manage with the growth in distributed network environments. This growth has been coupled with the demands placed on enterprises by FRCP and other compliance and security requirements. Until the introduction of Kazeon's Information Center product, enterprises have been faced with bringing data over WANs and creating network resource bottlenecks or physically shipping drives between locations and then loading them back into the network for processing. This is a high-cost and high-touch model. Further, for early-case assessment and first-pass review, corporations do not have the ability to interleave search results for analysis from various locations and often produce inaccurate and incomplete results. Kazeon eliminates these problems and provides very effective federated analysis and review capabilities for finding all material data across large data sets.

Using Information Center's federated eDiscovery capabilities, enterprises can now collect, preserve, hold, analyze and review content across the enterprise while staying within the firewall for access by inside as well as outside counsel. No data needs to be moved until both counsels have accomplished first-pass review and jointly decided which data is material or relevant to the case matter. This light-weight yet accurate and defensible process enables quick early-case assessments for general counsels as well as defensible and accurate decision-making. Further, third-party legal hosting service providers' roles can be greatly minimized in the process of staging and sending data outside the enterprise, thereby cutting corporations' eDiscovery costs significantly.

Kazeon's federated eDiscovery solution provides the following benefits to customers:

--  Unified and federated eDiscovery
--  In-place Analysis and Review for distributed locations of global
    corporations
--  Early-case assessment and first-pass review across remote offices and
    branch offices
--  Dramatic reduction in eDiscovery review costs; elimination of
    unnecessary data movement and hence reduction in network load and impact on
    network bandwidth resources
--  Distributed search across enterprises; using relevancy to order and
    interleave results without redundancies for further review, analytics and
    workflow
--  Central eDiscovery workflow of legal hold using KazHold™
--  Automated, policy-based tagging and review for legal professionals
    within a central console
    

"With Kazeon's Information Center, an enterprise-wide deployment of an information management and eDiscovery system is feasible and inexpensive," said Karthik Kannan, Kazeon's VP of Marketing and Business Development. "While other vendors are resorting to physically shipping storage and drives between locations or using expensive network transfer of terabytes of data over wide area networks and still fall short on relevant and accurate analysis and review, Kazeon is able to offer affordable, accurate, defensible and easy-to-manage federated eDiscovery for corporations."

About Kazeon

Kazeon revolutionizes the way companies perform Information Management and eDiscovery by using the Information Server software to intelligently discover, search & index, classify and act on all electronically stored information. Kazeon provides a full spectrum of Information Management solutions, including proactive and reactive eDiscovery, information security and privacy, records management, governance, risk & compliance, and data management. The Kazeon Information Server software automates key eDiscovery functions -- identification, collection, preservation, processing, analysis and review for corporations, service providers, and law firms. Kazeon provides unique in-place legal analysis, review and workflow automation technology as well as legal hold for retaining data in original state. Kazeon has been recognized by various industry forums, including Gartner's eDiscovery MarketScope where Kazeon was rated 'Positive' and the Socha-Gelbmann eDiscovery Survey 2008 where Kazeon was recognized as a Top 5 eDiscovery Software Provider. Kazeon has established partnerships with leading companies, including Fujitsu-Siemens, Google, Network Appliance, Oracle and Symantec. Kazeon provides the industry's highest scalability and performance, more than 17 terabytes (TB) of data per day, while offering the lowest cost, $4.30 per Gigabyte. For more information, visit www.kazeon.com or call +1-877-KAZEON1.

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