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Kazeon Reduces Cost of E-Discovery

NEW YORK -- Kazeon, the recognized leader in unstructured information management, today unveiled an e-discovery solution designed to help businesses automate legal discovery related processes and specifically address the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) which took effect in December 2006. Utilizing Kazeon's Information Server IS1200-ECS, organizations can now reduce the time and cost of the manually intensive process of e-discovery by as much as 90%. The IS1200-ECS is the industry's first product that can index, identify, search, and manage billions of online documents and email messages during the e-discovery process without having to copy or send data outside to a third party. Based on Kazeon's patent-pending technology, the IS1200-ECS delivers unprecedented productivity, control, and cost savings to legal and IT staff actively managing litigation and investigations within an organization.

The amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), which took effect December 1, 2006, present new legal risks for companies with massively growing data stores. Under FRCP Rule 26(b), parties in litigation must produce all electronically stored information that is relevant, not privileged and "reasonably accessible," which includes information that resides online on a corporation's desktops, laptops, servers, and networked storage systems. In reviewing responses to legal discovery requests, a requesting party may identify sources containing electronically stored information that the responding party is neither searching nor producing. Failure by a responding party to properly produce electronically stored information can, in certain circumstances, result in serious sanctions. Consequently, businesses must now build sufficient processes and capabilities into their IT infrastructure in order to satisfy these new legal requirements.

"The combination of enormous data growth and new electronic discovery requirements requires that organizations look for new ways to identify, search, and manage their online information," said Vivian Tero, Senior Research Analyst, IDC. "The ability to deliver content-aware search and discovery capabilities while providing operational productivity gains would resonate well with customers. Products like Kazeon's IS1200-ECS are designed to address this critical need."

Kazeon Inc.