SOURCE: ZANTAZ, Inc.

January 30, 2007 08:00 ET

ZANTAZ Introspect Delivers New Review Capabilities to Reduce the Time and Cost of Discovery Review and Production

Side-by-Side Review Capability Allows for Fast and Easy Document Comparisons

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 30, 2007 -- LEGALTECH NEW YORK -- ZANTAZ, Inc., the global leader in content archiving and electronic discovery solutions, today announced enhancements to Introspect, ZANTAZ' industry-leading solution for discovery review and production. They include:

--  Cross Reference Panel: Utilizing the unique Cross Reference
    functionality in Introspect, reviewers are presented with custodian-level
    data that is expanded to include near-duplicates and email threads. This
    allows reviewers to find one document of interest and quickly cross-
    reference every document with similar characteristics.
    
--  Comparison Viewer: A new side-by-side comparison viewer further
    increases review performance and consistency by focusing the reviewer on
    the differences between two emails or near-duplicate documents. Reviewers
    can see the comparison in native view, TIFF view, and ZANTAZ' new redline
    view, which shows the text of both versions in one window with only the
    differences highlighted. By anchoring one document and quickly seeing only
    the differences in all related documents, reviewers can speed through many
    more documents per hour.
    
--  Bulk Tagging: The combination of the Cross Reference Panel and the
    Comparison Viewer enables reviewers to quickly understand when a group of
    similar and near-duplicate documents can be tagged without individual
    examination. ZANTAZ Introspect enables reviewers to tag all these files
    with a single click, dramatically reducing the number of documents that
    need to be examined.
    
According to an independent analysis, discovery reviews typically cost between $3 and $5 per document. With mega-cases -- those involving more than 500,000 documents -- now commonplace (Legal Tech Newsletter) and American firms spending an average of $8 million annually on litigation (Fulbright and Jaworski), law firms are under increasing pressure to reduce the costs of document reviews.

"The increase in the number and complexity of legal actions facing large enterprises is compelling these companies to pressure their outside legal services firms and internal operations to identify areas to effectively reduce the cost of litigation," said Vivian Tero, senior research analyst at IDC. "The ability to group duplicates and near-duplicates together and use a comparison viewer to rapidly process these items could have a direct positive impact on litigation costs, and would resonate well with customers."

"We have worked closely with our customers to understand their needs and how the discovery review workflow within ZANTAZ Introspect could be further streamlined to reduce the time and cost of reviews," said David Baskin, discovery management marketing director at ZANTAZ. "By minimizing the number of documents that need to be examined and helping lawyers see relationships among documents more quickly, ZANTAZ Introspect exceeds the capabilities of any other solution on the market today and will help law firms save time and reduce review costs."

ZANTAZ Introspect is the most complete online discovery review application for complex litigation and compliance projects, providing image and native file review, multi-level foldering, and full-production capabilities in a highly scalable solution. ZANTAZ Introspect manages all relevant types of documents, including native electronic files, scanned paper documents, and transcripts.

Pricing and Availability

ZANTAZ' newly enhanced Introspect solution is available immediately. For pricing information, please call ZANTAZ at 800.636.0095.

About ZANTAZ

ZANTAZ is the global leader in content archiving and electronic discovery solutions. ZANTAZ solutions enable organizations to capture, classify, preserve and discover unstructured digital information -- including email, IM, files, scanned documents, and other electronic records -- and review and produce relevant documents in a manner that reduces operational risks and costs while complying with legal, regulatory and corporate policy requirements. ZANTAZ solutions are available as on-site software applications or on-demand software services, or a combination of both and include a broad set of professional services and integration support. ZANTAZ customers include 9 of the 10 top global law firms, 11 of the Fortune 25 and 14 of the top 20 Financial Securities firms. ZANTAZ, ranked by IDC and Radicati as the revenue leader in email archiving, received the highest-possible vendor ranking in the prestigious Socha-Gelbmann report on electronic discovery. For more information, visit www.ZANTAZ.com or call 800.636.0095.

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