Digital Reef and FAST tackle eDiscovery

Digital Reef and FAST tackle eDiscovery

May 29, 2009:An e-discovery platform being launched by Digital Reef and Microsoft acquisition FAST aims to provide “out-of-the-box” compliance management and data security.

The combined solution includes a user interface that provides a single, actionable view across all data stores, allowing users to easily locate, understand, and leverage enterprise information.

“We rely on our partners to build vertical functionality on top of our powerful search technology,” stated Nate Treloar, Principal Search Technology Evangelist of FAST/Microsoft. “In the case of Digital Reef, their unstructured data management platform complements our goal of making search actionable by extending FAST and Office SharePoint Server 2007 with powerful tools that target critical enterprise challenges like eDiscovery.”

Organizations with discovery challenges must not only find all documents related to a particular issue, they must be able to cull thisdataset down to only those documents which are responsive (relevant). To address this and other eDiscovery challenges, Digital Reef will complementFAST’s advanced search platform with capabilities such as:

* Analytic tools that significantly reduce the amount of content that must be manually reviewed—including identification of duplicates and near duplicates and the ability to search for content by example.

* Automatic classification of documents to quickly identify responsive (relevant), confidential, and junk content

* Management capabilities that allow for the transformation of content into different format types, as well as the mass movement of documents to produce adataset for review by counsel.

* A single browser-based user interface that allows users to see and act upon content across multiple SharePoint (and other) repositories.

The Digital Reef solution with FAST search capabilities will be generally available in Q3 2009.

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