SOURCE: Kazeon

June 12, 2007 09:00 ET

Kazeon Named a Top 2007 Emerging Technology Company by CRN Magazine

Award-Winning Products Recognized by CRN for Second Consecutive Year

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2007) - Kazeon, a leading provider of enterprise information access solutions, today announced it has been selected by CRN, part of CMP's family of Channel Solutions, as a CRN Emerging Technology vendor for its Information Server IS1200 product family. CRN's Emerging Technology list recognizes companies that have developed a highly successful channel strategy, high margins for solution providers, and innovative technology that undercuts industry giants.

The award-winning Information Server revolutionizes the way companies search, classify and act on information by providing a single platform for Enterprise information access and automation. Through innovative data indexing, classification and search technology, Kazeon has helped hundreds of customers worldwide improve productivity and minimize the risks associated with the rapid growth of information throughout the enterprise. For the first time, companies can easily find and organize their information, reduce the costs associated with its explosive growth and solve today's top business problems. Kazeon solutions help companies proactively address eDiscovery, Information Security & Privacy, Governance, Risk, & Compliance and Storage Optimization challenges.

"We are excited to be listed as a CRN Emerging Technology vendor for the second year in a row. Kazeon's revolutionary technology has opened up fast growing markets, such as eDiscovery, for our solution providers where they can help companies contain costs and be better prepared for litigation response," said Sudhakar Muddu, CEO & Founder, Kazeon. "This award demonstrates that Kazeon is delivering innovative technology solutions that our partners can augment with value-added services to maximize profits."

Kazeon's robust partner network is made up of the best solution providers in the industry who leverage Kazeon technology to provide consulting, training and integration services and deliver maximum differentiation and value to their customers. Recognizing the individual requirements of each organization, Kazeon offers a formal affiliation with its partners, presenting a complementary, tailor-made business model that is designed to assist and bolster the sale of Kazeon solutions through channels.

According to the 2007 CRN Emerging Tech Survey, the top reasons solution providers add emerging technologies include: the technology is superior to other products in the market segment; the technology complements a solution provider's existing practice areas; emerging vendors provide better services opportunities; emerging vendors pay better attention to partners; emerging vendors offer higher margins; customers want alternative product choices; and emerging vendors have better joint marketing programs. In addition, 61 percent of solution providers surveyed plan to increase the number of emerging technology vendors they partner with in the next 12 months.

"Successful Solution Providers are always looking for new and innovative partners, and the CRN Emerging Tech list provides a way for them to discover a large number of potential new partners who offer a wide range of emerging technologies," said Heather Clancy, vice president and editor of CRN.

Vendors who make the CRN Emerging Tech list must have an established solution provider program and formal guidelines for recruiting channel partners. They must demonstrate that its direct sales mix is trending down as evidenced by the company's revenue history, a channel positive or channel neutral strategy for internal sales compensation, and not be a dominant market share player. Final selection to the Emerging Technology list was made at the discretion of the CRN editorial team after a review of the submitted information and conversations with current or targeted partners.

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.

About The Channel Group

CMP Channel Group is the one stop shop customers turn to in order to meet their global sales channel objectives from access to execution. Through use of its family of channel solutions which include CRN and VARBusiness, the ChannelWeb network, the Group's XChange worldwide face-to-face conferences and the Institute for Partner Education & Development (IPED), vendors are able to accelerate sales through the channel. CMP Channel Group provides a worldwide answer to advertising, branding and marketing services, lead generation, market intelligence, branded and custom events, education of solution providers and best practices for vendors.

About CRN

CRN provides solution providers and technology integrators with the crucial information and analysis they need to drive their company's sales. As an advocate for and voice of the IT channel, solution providers turn to CRN first for immediate information. Celebrating its 25th year, CRN is the most trusted source for channel professionals. CRN can be found on the web at www.channelweb.com.

About CMP Technology (http://www.cmp.com/)

CMP Technology is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

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