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Leading Analyst Firm Profiles Clearwell Systems as a Complementary Solution to Message Archive and Litigation Support Service Providers

Profile Highlights Key Differentiators of Clearwell Intelligence Platform

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—January 10, 2006—Clearwell Systems, Inc., a pioneer in Email Intelligence, today announced the publication of IDC’s Vendor Profile of the company. The report (Clearwell Systems: Content Analytics for E-Discovery, Doc #204806, Dec 2006), authored by IDC senior research analyst Vivian Tero, highlights the strengths and competitive differentiators of the Clearwell Intelligence Platform™.

Over 20 customers from a wide cross-section of industries are using the Clearwell Intelligence Platform to reduce the time and resources needed to analyze email and documents in response to legal E-Discovery, regulatory inquiries, and internal investigations. The customers IDC interviewed for this research reported lower collection and legal review costs from having the ability to cull-down data to only those messages and documents relevant to the case before sending them to outside service providers for processing. These customers also highlighted the operational benefits from decreasing the burden on IT professionals supporting email and document discovery requests from various business groups.

"Solutions like Clearwell’s email and document analytics provide a critical capability to any enterprise or service provider conducting E-Discovery," Tero said. "Clearwell’s discussion threads, advanced cull-down, ‘one-click’ tagging, comprehensive review workflow, and sophisticated analytics are the kinds of features that resonate strongly with customers who are managing multiple discovery requests involving massive amounts of data."

The Clearwell Intelligence Platform is a 2U, rack-mountable appliance that can be installed and used within 30 minutes. It offers search, discovery, and analytics capabilities without being in the path of email and does not impact the performance of the messaging environment. The product is complementary to existing email infrastructure and archiving solutions from EMC, HP, Microsoft, Symantec, and ZANTAZ.

"The IDC Vendor Profile emphasizes the overwhelming need for best-of-breed solutions that streamline and automate the E-Discovery process," said Aaref Hilaly, president and CEO of Clearwell Systems. "By deploying Clearwell, legal, IT, and information security teams have reduced the cost and time of email and document analysis by up to 90 percent.

About Clearwell Systems

Clearwell Systems is transforming the way enterprises discover, organize and analyze the information captured in emails and documents. By automating the review and analysis process, Clearwell enables business and IT executives to reduce the cost, time, and risk of email and document analysis for legal requests, regulatory inquiries and corporate investigations. Large energy companies, major financial institutions, leading high-technology and manufacturing companies, global consulting firms, world’s largest retailers, governmental agencies, and legal service providers have realized immediate and significant value within days of their production deployments. For more information, visit www.clearwellsystems.com.