Clearwell extends ediscovery reach

Clearwell Systems, the ediscovery software vendor recently acquired by Symantec, has announced enhancements to its Identification and Collection Module for targeted collection of data.

The addition of federated search-enabled keyword collection is designed to address ediscovery challenges posed by the continuous, exponential growth of data and the rising use of wikis, blogs and other cloud and social media forums.

Clearwell’s keyword collections can exploit existing IT infrastructure, such as built-in indices for Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint and Windows file shares, whether deployed on-premise or in the cloud.

Ediscovery involves an increasingly large volume of ESI that must be collected and then processed, analysed, reviewed and produced in the event of litigation, regulatory inquiries or internal investigations.

Clearwell’s targeted collection capabilities provide the flexibility to filter collections by keyword in addition to metadata such as custodian, date range or file type. Additionally, there is the option of leveraging federated search-enabled keyword collection to save time and cost.

The new Clearwell module allows for the collection of the full range of SharePoint document types including blogs, wikis, calendar items, announcements, discussions and surveys, and renders them in context.
“Companies must be prepared to collect from the ever-growing volume of ESI wherever it resides,” said Kamal Shah, vice president of products and marketing at Clearwell Systems.

“With Clearwell’s approach to targeted collection, our customers can confidently continue to adopt cloud computing technologies with the assurance that their data, whether stored locally or in the cloud, can be rapidly identified and collected for e-disclosure.”