Kazeon Unleashes Fourth Generation Software for eDiscovery

Software includes advancements in and modular products for analysis & review, legal hold, and collection & culling.

May 19, 2009

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Mountain View, Calif. --- May 19, 2009 --- Kazeon Systems, Inc., a leading provider of innovative eDiscovery solutions, announced the availability of its fourth generation eDiscovery software for use by corporations, legal service providers and law firms. Kazeon's solution solves a wide range of customer challenges such as in-house eDiscovery, internal investigations, audits, legal hold and retention management, and GRC.

Kazeon's Fourth Generation software maintains a modular version providing three best-of-breed products; Analysis & Review, Collection & Culling, and Legal Hold Management. All three eDiscovery products are integrated within a single, underlying software platform to ensure a smooth workflow while eliminating hidden costs that exist in a multi-vendor or disparate product strategy. Further, Kazeon has developed an entirely new distributed, collaborative legal application, the eDiscovery Case Manager, that manages legal cases from 'womb-to-tomb' and is geared toward the legal counsel and litigation support staff.

"With its new application, Kazeon takes a case-based approached enabling attorneys and litigation support specialists to transform electronic discovery processes thus resulting in significant cost savings," said Brian Babineau, a senior analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group. "By offering a modular solution that addresses multiple aspects of the electronic discovery process such as Analysis & Review, Kazeon enables customers to automate once-manual tasks in a secure and defensible manner."

"Kazeon's industry-leading, expansive eDiscovery capabilities surpass those of any other in-house eDiscovery software in the industry," said Karthik Kannan, Kazeon's VP of Marketing. "With our modular approach we are able to further extend our leadership in eDiscovery where we are already battle-proven by corporations like Subaru, Boehringer-Ingelheim and Wageworks who are leveraging Kazeon's full functionality eDiscovery software to fulfill their in-house enterprise eDiscovery needs such as Early Case Assessments, while keeping their costs and risks extremely low."

The Fourth Generation software includes:???A powerful Analysis & Review set of capabilities such as patented analytics, concept extraction and search, search results visualization, result and review filtering, query expansion, email thread analytics, and interactive & fast review. It also provides exhaustive, transparent, accurate auditing and data verification reports to enable complete defensibility of the eDiscovery process. Kazeon's Review workflow includes linear review, collaboration across multiple reviewers, support for multiple law firm review, and review escalation workflow.

???Key advancements in Legal Hold such as identification of ESI based on case requirements, e.g., custodians, date ranges, concepts etc., case-based legal hold management, enforcement of legal hold, reporting of legal hold and finally, releasing legal hold when required. All of these can be performed in-place or in target repositories.

???Several innovative Collection & Culling features such as fully indexed or index-less targeted collection, and a forensically sound and defensible collection from any source, including USB drives, thumb drives and laptops. Further, legal users can perform their own collection & culling for each case without IT assistance using the simplified case-based application.

Kazeon's eDiscovery software provides the following key benefits to customers:???Dramatically reduced cost of eDiscovery by elimination of management overhead, reduction of review time, and integration across multiple functions???Complete, transparent, defensible eDiscovery with chain of custody???In-place or target Early Case Assessment and analysis & review ???In-place or target Legal hold workflow and management ???Accurate and fine-grained search and analysis???Collaborative review across globally dispersed legal reviewers ???Dynamic, concept-based search and results visualization???Visibility into multiple ESI types: email - live and archives, files, repositories such as Microsoft Exchange, Symantec EnterpriseVault, Microsoft SharePoint, Lotus Domino etc.???Visibility into all ESI sources: Exchange, Lotus, Symantec email repositories, servers/storage, file shares, laptops/desktops, remote offices etc.

All of the advancements in the fourth generation software reside upon the court proven, end-to-end eDiscovery platform, Kazeon Information Server.About KazeonKazeon is a leading eDiscovery solution provider offering eDiscovery capabilities for corporations, legal service providers and law firms. Kazeon's solution provides the most accurate, scalable, defensible and fine-grained eDiscovery capabilities to perform both in-place as well as target Analysis & Review, Collection & Culling, and Legal Hold management 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 three eDiscovery categories and the Socha-Gelbmann eDiscovery Survey 2008 where Kazeon was recognized as a Top 5 eDiscovery Software Provider. For more information, visit www.kazeon.com or call +1-877-KAZEON1.

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