San Jose - MOUNTAIN VIEW -- Kazeon, the leader in Information Management, today announced an alliance with Catalyst, a provider of litigation document review and extranet software, and CAAS, a legal and information risk management consulting company, to deliver the industry's most advanced, end-to-end e-discovery and records management solution. This groundbreaking partnership leverages Kazeon's Information Server IS1200-ECS to dramatically decrease the time and cost of the manually intensive e-discovery process by as much as 90%. Catalyst's litigation support platform enables legal teams to easily organize and collaborate on search results generated by Kazeon while CAAS' end-to-end discovery process management plays an integral role in guiding those organizations through the legal aspects of the e-discovery process for litigation and records retention. The partners' integrated solution delivers unprecedented productivity, control and cost savings to legal and IT staff managing litigation within an organization.
"Our alliance with Catalyst and CAAS is built upon Kazeon's Search the Enterprise™ vision for automating, managing, and securing documents during the e-discovery process," said Tom Thimot, Chief Operating Officer of Kazeon. "Catalyst and CAAS provide the next steps in technology and services to help legal staff take advantage of Kazeon's enterprise search capabilities for records management and e-discovery preparedness. Together, we are offering an end-to-end solution that promises to change the rules for the new age of litigation."
Instead of reverting to panic mode and paying top dollar to respond to e-discovery demands, organizations can now leverage Kazeon's alliance with Catalyst and CAAS to implement an end-to-end solution for discovery preparedness that eliminates the business disruption and skyrocketing costs of e-discovery mandates. With a prescribed records management process in place and the ability to quickly and easily search billions of documents, corporate general counsels can now quickly and easily conduct pre-discovery while allocating more time to strategically preparing a case rather than manually searching through thousands and thousands of documents.
"As discovery experts, our clients are asking us to create powerful, defensible and cost effective ways to conduct discovery in their enterprise. We worked with Kazeon and Catalyst to integrate their breakthrough technologies so that we could extend our litigation discovery expertise further into the information and records management continuum. This approach provides a much better cost containment, information corporate governance, compliance and risk management value proposition to corporations and law firms that employ our integrated solution for records management, litigation document review, and internal information audits," noted CAAS' Director of Litigation Risk Management, Richard Davis.
In the wake of new amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), companies must find new ways to mitigate increased legal risks due to rapidly 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 desktops, laptops, servers, and networked storage systems. In reviewing legal discovery requests, a requesting party may identify electronic sources containing information that the responding party is neither searching nor producing. Consequently, businesses must now build sufficient processes and capabilities into their IT infrastructure in order to satisfy these new legal requirements.
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