SANTA CLARA, Calif.—March 7, 2006—Clearwell Systems, Inc., a pioneer in the emerging Email Intelligence market, today announced that it has partnered with HP to deliver the powerful integration of the Clearwell Email Intelligence Platform™ with HP Reference Information Storage System (RISS) at Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG), a Fortune 200 energy powerhouse.
The Clearwell Email Intelligence Platform provides sophisticated email discovery and analysis capabilities on top of existing email archives such as HP RISS and enterprise messaging systems, such as Microsoft Exchange. The combined solution delivers significant cost savings by streamlining and automating email archiving, email discovery, and email analysis across the entire Microsoft Exchange environment at Constellation Energy.
“Industry-leading email archives such as HP RISS are a valuable first step for many enterprises that face ongoing regulatory, legal, HR, and other investigatory issues that force them to store large amounts of email data,” said Aaref Hilaly, president and CEO of Clearwell Systems. “Clearwell’s integration with HP RISS at Constellation Energy demonstrates the complementary nature of our solution to industry leading archives, and highlights how Email Intelligence technology can transform archives from a compliance proof repository to a flexible analytical store of email data that can be easily and proactively analyzed.”
In 2005 alone, Constellation Energy spent over 45,000 hours sifting through more than 700 mailboxes, at a significant cost to the company. As the number of requests continued to escalate each quarter without a viable solution, the company had to assign more bodies to address the problem and budget more headcount for the coming year. After successfully implementing the HP RISS solution, an active-archiving offering that transforms data by turning it into useful information, Constellation Energy then added the Clearwell Email Intelligence Platform to deliver a solution that meets its sophisticated analysis requirements. The combined solution from Clearwell and HP drives increased staff productivity, produces higher quality investigatory results, and delivers millions of dollars in cost savings for the company.
“Clearwell and HP provide me with the ability to reinvest in my department and assign my current staff to more strategic initiatives, which in turn adds even greater value to our business,” said John Petruzzi, Constellation Energy’s director of enterprise security. “The combined solution helps Constellation Energy to realize significant cost savings and minimize business risk by streamlining and automating traditional manual, time-consuming processes for regulatory compliance, legal discovery and HR, which we estimate will result in millions of dollars in cost savings related to future data requests and provide a significant return on our investment.”
In parallel with its deployment alongside HP RISS at Constellation Energy, Clearwell has also joined the HP Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) Partner Program. The ILM Partner Program provides Clearwell with a broader reach into the global market for email archiving and Email Intelligence. Through this program, Clearwell and HP provide businesses around the globe with a comprehensive solution for email archiving and Email Intelligence, enabling customers to easily and cost-effectively deal with the explosive growth of email within highly regulated and litigious business environments.
“Our work with Clearwell Systems in the ILM Partner Program enables us to deliver a best-in-class solution for email archiving and Email Intelligence that helps customers like Constellation Energy solve tough business problems,” said Frank Harbist, vice president and general manager of ILM and storage software, StorageWorks Division, HP. “The ILM Partner Program helps HP and its partners deliver comprehensive solutions that help our customers eliminate costs and reduce corporate security risks while increasing confidence and accuracy of regulatory audits.”
Clearwell’s Email Intelligence solution discovers, extracts and delivers an unprecedented level of actionable intelligence from corporate email systems. Unlike keyword search tools that simply index and provide access to historical emails, Clearwell analyzes the unique properties of email (such as recipients, replies, forwards, CC’s, subject header and more) and combines it with organizational data to dynamically derive email-specific communication patterns. Clearwell then applies proprietary, patent-pending linguistic and statistical analysis algorithms to extract intelligence from emails and attachments. This is done for all emails and attachments, across all Exchange servers, PST files and storage archives. The Clearwell Email Intelligence Platform accomplishes this without disrupting the email path, without creating a separate information store, without moving mailboxes, and without installing software on any client, server, or archive peripheral, making it very easy to maintain and operate.
About Clearwell Systems
Santa Clara, Calif.-based Clearwell Systems is transforming the way enterprises discover, organize and analyze the information across their corporate email systems. Clearwell enables business and IT executives to lower discovery costs, reduce fines, grow revenue and improve customer satisfaction. Fortune 500 companies—large energy companies, major financial institutions, leading high-technology companies, and global professional services organizations—have realized immediate and significant value within days of their production deployments. For more information, visit www.clearwellsystems.com.