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Exterro and Digital Reef Partner for End-to-End E-Discovery Process Execution

Industry-Leading Solution Reduces Costs and Time Associated With eDiscovery Processes

January 18, 2011
Press Release

Exterro, Inc., the leading provider of legal governance, risk and compliance management software solutions, and Digital Reef, a leading software provider of scalable and open software for eDiscovery and file governance, today announced the seamless integration of Exterro Fusion and Digital Reef eDiscovery. The combination substantially reduces the cost of legal holds, data preservation, processing and early case assessments (ECA) in electronic discovery. A demonstration of the joint solution will be available at LegalTech New York at Exterro Booth No. 513-515 and at Digital Reef Booth No. 1404.

Now, enterprises and law firms can easily notify custodians of hold obligations and accelerate the path to early case assessments and through downstream e-discovery. The unified approach provided by Exterro and Digital Reef allows key legal hold, and matter information as well as custodian metadata to be exchanged, delivering an integrated solution to legal hold notification, collection, preservation, and reporting.

According to a March 11, 2010 report, “Cooperation Is Key for Managing E-Discovery in 2010,” from Gartner, Inc. Debra Logan, VP Distinguished Analyst, reports, “Through 2012, companies without an information governance strategy and technology for content archiving solutions, will spend a third more on e-discovery than those with content archiving solutions. By year end 2011, 25 percent of all companies will have specified a litigation hold process and purchased software to assist in the identification, preservation, collection and processing of electronically-stored information.”

With this new solution, corporate legal and IT professionals have a standardized, scalable and efficient way to manage the entire legal hold, early case assessment and eDiscovery processes. Benefits and capabilities for customers include:

  * Aligned legal business processes and information management
  * An integrated framework for legal hold, eDiscovery and early case assessments
  * Scalable execution and superior case workflow management and litigation risk analysis
  * Standard, defensible workflow and preservation strategy
  * Legal risk mitigation, reduced administrative and technology costs

“Legal and IT teams face pressure from three sides—increased regulations and judicial mandates, exponential growth of discoverable electronically stored information (ESI) and tight timetables,” said Exterro President and CEO, Bobby Balachandran. “The combination of Exterro and Digital Reef leverages Exterro’s proven Fusion Integration Hub technology and provides joint customers with the process and data management they need to stay ahead of the game.”

“Partnering with Exterro to create this new e-discovery process exchange will greatly benefit enterprise legal and IT organizations and help these companies manage legal information easier and faster. At Digital Reef, we’re adopting an ‘open’ strategy to eDiscovery where we partner with the best companies in the space to create innovative EDRM-ready solutions aimed at helping companies with the complexities and time associated with litigation readiness,” said Bob Lentz, President and CEO at Digital Reef.

For more information, register for the webcast “Information Management Playbook: Bringing Process to ECA” held at 12 p.m. EST/9 a.m. PST, featuring speakers from American Eagle, Exterro and Digital Reef: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/265896848

To schedule a live demonstration contact: info@digitalreefinc.com or info@exterro.com, or call 1-877-EXTERRO (398-3776).

About Digital Reef
Digital Reef is a leading software provider helping enterprises, law firms, and service providers with eDiscovery and Digital Information Governance. Both corporate and IT executives are challenged to find and manage the right information, at the right time necessary to respond to constant business demands such as government laws and regulations, corporate accountability and compliance, and IT digital file and storage policies. Using the industry’s most scalable and open Virtual Governance Warehouse, businesses can rapidly collect, analyze, and then govern information. Digital Reef gives businesses an unprecedented control of their information which can be derived from wherever it resides including emails, documents, repositories, and over 400 different types of files, including images. With Digital Reef, organizations have a standard, disciplined approach to continuously govern information for projects driven by Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, FTC false claims, Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC risk assessments, FDA approvals, and internal IT policies for digital information security, retention, and file management. Enterprises and their law firms, services providers, and consultants across all industries rely on Digital Reef for the fastest way to transform un-managed information into valuable assets.

Founded in 2006, Digital Reef is headquartered in Boxborough, MA. For more information call 978-893-1000 or visit www.digitalreefinc.com.

About Exterro
Exterro, Inc. is the recognized leader for legal governance, risk and compliance management software solutions. Exterro’s solutions enable legal teams to control risks, reduce costs, enforce compliance and streamline processes by tightening collaboration between outside counsel, in-house legal teams, cross-platform business units, service providers and resources. Exterro pioneered e-discovery workflow management technology, and continues to expand its innovative Fusion suite of applications - Genome, Legal Hold, Discovery Workflow Management, Discovery Collection, Comprehensive Interview and Fusion Cloud Legal Hold. The complete Fusion platform provides an end-to-end legal governance, risk assessment and information management solution. Regardless of industry or system environment, Fusion integrates seamlessly with existing business processes and enterprise systems. Exterro solutions assure regulatory compliance and create sustainable ROI. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Exterro has operations across the United States and abroad. For more information, visit www.exterro.com, or contact the company directly at +1 877-398-3776.

Exterro and Digital Reef Partner for End-to-End E-Discovery Process Execution

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