Litigation Hold Software: Prevent Spoil, Preserve Information
Today, the average Global 2000 Company has an average of one hundred and forty-three concurrent lawsuits and the average mid to large company has over twenty ongoing suits at any given point in time. Lawsuit frequency, litigation threats, and damage reward requests continue to increase daily. With the average litigation expense exceeding two million dollars, creating a strong offensive litigation capability to defend corporate interest is critical to maintain competitiveness and defend corporate interests. To be successful in instituting a sound offensive capability, corporations must have a sound methodology and robust eDiscovery technology to prevent spoliation and preserve relevant materials, as well as the chain of evidence. If not, corporations may incur harsh penalties and extended litigation periods and expenses. With information distributed across laptops, desktops, servers, storage systems, email and content repositories, the need for a robust and automated discovery and preservation capability has never been more important to meet ever shrinking discovery timelines, early assessment reviews, and litigation hold procedures.
Kazeon’s KazHold™ In-Place and In-House Legal Hold Capability
Broadening Kazeon's award winning IS200-ECS Information Server capabilities, KazHold TM delivers powerful and dynamic legal hold functionality to the eDiscovery suite. KazHold adds in-place legal hold and legal hold on copy to secure repository capabilities.
The first feature, in-place legal hold, places a lock on any potential material information where it resides on the network and modifies file permissions so the file cannot be moved or deleted except by the Legal Hold Owner. Users that had permission to access the file previously will still be able to read it but they cannot destroy it. Potential relevant information on a laptop in Asia, desktop in Europe, or server at corporate headquarters can be frozen on the device on which it is found with all metadata and content preserved intact. In-place legal hold” provides an immediate lockdown of potentially relevant ESI with a click of a button. KazHold TM 's in-place legal hold is released just as easily as it was set. This feature delivers a powerful early assessment capability without the collection expense and challenges.
KazHold can also place a legal hold on a document and execute a copy and move to a secure storage system. After the move, a data integrity and verification test is performed to ensure data integrity and chain of evidence preservation. As in the case of in-place hold, the hold on copy modifies file permissions so the file cannot be moved or deleted except by the Legal Hold Owner. Users that had permission to access the file previously will still be able to read it but they cannot destroy it. With Kazeon's EDRM compliance, the copy and move capability is seamlessly integrated with industry leading retention providers, ie. EMC’s Centera, NetApp’s SnapLock,DataDomain’s Retention Lock and Symantec's Enterprise Vault.
. This feature provides extensive defensibility and auditability for eDiscovery by ensuring no spoliation of data and no modifications to metadata attributes of files and emails.
Kazeon's KazHold allows corporations to quickly freeze information in-place for initial assessment then in concert with leading storage retention vendors to move and copy only relevant case information, which saves network bandwidth, processing time, and storage expense.
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