Clearwell adds filtering capabilities to e-discovery platform
Clearwell E-Discovery Platform 3.0 de-duplicates information across the data set
Storage Alert Newsletter By Deni Connor, Network World, 01/29/08
Clearwell Systems this week unveiled enhancements to its e-discovery product
that will help organizations more effectively handle legal, regulatory and
compliance requirements. Updates to the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform include
the ability for users to filter information by custodian, domain, organization,
group, internal or external communication, and by file type. Users can cull
irrelevant documents or those that were erroneously identified.
The Clearwell E-Discovery Platform 3.0 consists of software-based appliances,
which can be clustered and managed centrally, to give greater scalability. Each
appliance uses a 64-bit architecture, affording simultaneous management of
The software on the appliance now de-duplicates information across the data set
to reduce the workload. Users can re-duplicate data if necessary.
Further the new software allows advanced case management capabilities, including
the assignment of cases to different reviewers. The software also now supports
as many as 400 document types, including Lotus Notes NSF, Microsoft PST and
In unveiling the enhancements, Clearwell also announced a stronger relationship
with HPs Integrated Archive Platform and Symantec Enterprise Vault.
Clearwell claims that a customer can deploy the software-based appliance in less
than 25 minutes, enjoy an average cost reduction of eight to nine times, and
receive a payback within four weeks.
The appliance is priced on the amount of data analyzed. An appliance that could
analyze 100GB of data for instance, would start at $65,000.
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