Top Analyst Firm Recognizes EMC with Positive Rating in MarketScope Report for E-Discovery
EMC SourceOne and Acquisition of Kazeon Revolutionizes EMC’s Position in E-Discovery Market; Primed to Lead in Information Governance
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has recognized EMC with a positive rating in its report entitled "MarketScope for E-Discovery Software Product Vendors.”†
EMC has revolutionized its position as a leader in the e-discovery and e-disclosure markets with the release of EMC SourceOne and its acquisition of Kazeon, a leading e-discovery vendor. Kazeon is an appliance that gathers metadata on all types of electronic files and other content from across an enterprise and then allows an organization to take action on that content including automating the in-house e-discovery process. EMC SourceOne™ is a suite of modular integrated products for archive, records management, search and e-discovery that makes information governance actionable by enabling policy-based information management so customers can improve operational efficiency, ensure compliance and mitigate risks. The addition of Kazeon's products into EMC SourceOne provides organizations with comprehensive in-house e-discovery capabilities. As customers build their information governance strategy, EMC SourceOne provides them with modular solutions to address their pressing needs whether they start with archiving, compliance or e-discovery.
"We are excited about Gartner's positive rating. Kazeon is a unique product set that combines automated collection, preservation and analytics, all within the same fast to deploy appliance, so that customers can quickly deploy, significantly reduce data sets and drive tremendous cost out of the e-discovery process. Offering Kazeon as part of EMC SourceOne means that customers can save money on e-discovery while also getting a modular building block for a practical and integrated information governance solution," said Andrew Cohen, Vice President and General Manager of EMC SourceOne, Content Management and Archiving Division at EMC. "We will continue to make significant investments in EMC SourceOne, including integrations to EMC's leading storage, virtualization and cloud platforms, to further enable our customers to execute on their information governance strategies."
Enterprises are increasingly looking to bring parts of the e-discovery process in-house particularly early case assessment and first-pass review. According to Gartner, the cost savings as reported by clients, for early case assessment along with in-house collection and preservation, can more than justify the purchase of moderately priced e-discovery software ($100,000 to $500,000). Gartner clients report ROI within three to six months.
EMC SourceOne automates multiple phases of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM). EMC SourceOne eDiscovery – Kazeon allows early case assessment and automates the identification, collection, preservation, processing, analysis and review of content that resides in live and archive data sources such as desktops, laptops, common Internet and network file systems, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes, Lotus Domino, Microsoft SharePoint and EMC Documentum®. SourceOne eDiscovery – Kazeon provides flexibility, speed and accuracy in transparently collecting relevant electronically stored information (ESI) in a defensible manner complete with auditing, data verification and chain of custody capabilities. By applying sophisticated analytics and providing for review, legal teams can quickly identify privileged, relevant and non-relevant content which reduces the review costs by as much as 90 percent. In addition, case-based management ensures that legal supervisors, investigators and reviewers can only view data relevant to their current case as well as have access only to information pertinent to their role. SourceOne eDiscovery – Kazeon's simple appliance model of deployment enables customers to derive quick, tangible return on investment while achieving fast time-to-value.
Combining EMC SourceOne with EMC storage solutions ensures that ESI is properly preserved thereby making the process more defensible while minimizing the risk of corruption. SourceOne eDiscovery – Kazeon is integrated into EMC Celerra and Centera storage systems in order to provide customers with a complete solution from e-discovery identification, analysis and first-pass review to preservation of targeted ESI on secure storage.
To provide customers with tangible starting points for deploying information governance, EMC SourceOne includes archiving capabilities to proactively manage information growth and apply consistent policies for long-term retention and disposition. Its advanced records management capabilities enable customers to apply more stringent retention management to high-value business records. At any point in the information lifecycle, SourceOne eDiscovery – Kazeon provides customers with a cost-effective means to bring the e-discovery process in house. The SourceOne family is uniquely differentiated in its ability to provide customers a modular approach to solving their challenges in the areas of archiving, eDiscovery, records management and policy-based management of content across the enterprise.
Implementing an information governance strategy requires technology, people and process. EMC also employs a team with deep domain expertise in legal, compliance and engineering dedicated to helping customers bridge the gap between legal and IT. Leveraging EMC's unique technology stack, this team validates technology solution bundles to help companies solve their most acute compliance challenges, including those related to bringing e-discovery in-house, as well as provides practical strategies for records and information management, and "defensible deletion" of electronic content.
A complimentary copy of the report "MarketScope for E-Discovery Software Product Vendors" is available at www.emc.com/ediscoverymarket.
† Gartner, Inc., "MarketScope for E-Discovery Software Product Vendors" by Debra Logan, Whit Andrews, John Bace, December 21, 2009.
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Liza S. Goldberg
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