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Clearwell Systems Raises the Bar for Legal and Forensic Analysis with Clearwell Intelligence Platform Version 2.0

Industry-Leading Email Analytics Now Extended to Documents, Further Accelerating Early Case Assessments and Delivering Greater E-Discovery Cost Savings

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—February 5, 2007—Clearwell Systems, Inc., a pioneer in Email Intelligence, today announced the release of version 2.0 of the Clearwell Intelligence Platform™, expanding its industry-leading email analytics capabilities to documents residing on user desktops and on file shares. The Clearwell Intelligence Platform provides legal and forensics professionals with an unprecedented level of early case assessment, cull-down and review capabilities, accelerating early case assessment and reducing analysis costs by more than 60 percent on average.

The Clearwell Intelligence Platform 2.0 is a 2U, rack-mountable appliance that is fully operational within 30 minutes. In addition to comprehensive document support, version 2.0 includes more than 40 new features and enhancements, including advanced auto-filters, multiple review modes, automated smart-tagging, stemmed and literal search, domain search, proximity search, and case analytics. The product is complementary to existing email infrastructure and archiving solutions from EMC, HP, Microsoft, Symantec, and ZANTAZ.

Hogan Marren, Ltd, a leading Chicago healthcare and labor law firm, recently used Clearwell to analyze several gigabytes of data in defending a client in a multi-million dollar fraud claim.  "Clearwell helped me to get through thousands of e-mails quickly in preparation for production of documents subject to an expedited discovery order," said Mike Tecson, a litigation associate with the firm. "Clearwell saved our firm substantial manpower and hours."

With Clearwell 2.0, legal and forensics professionals can not only analyze emails and documents using a single product, but also understand how a particular document traversed through the organization. Customers can, for the first time, connect the two disparate data types of email and files, enabling them to analyze the conversations behind the documents. This ability to place documents in context has proven critical in answering the central question in any legal request, regulatory inquiry or corporate investigation: who knew what and when.

"Solutions like Clearwell’s email and document analytics provides a critical capability to any enterprise or service provider conducting E-Discovery," said Vivian Tero, senior research analyst at IDC. "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 dramatic time and cost savings our customers realized from using Clearwell for email analysis led them to demand the same functionality for analyzing documents residing on user desktops and on file shares," said Aaref Hilaly, president and CEO of Clearwell Systems. "Now, customers can use Clearwell to analyze all electronically stored information associated with a case. Using Clearwell, customers can ensure compliance with recent FRCP rules, accelerate early case assessment and reduce analysis, cull-down, and review costs by more than 60 percent on average."

About Clearwell Systems

Clearwell Systems is transforming the way enterprises discover, organize and analyze the information captured in email and documents. By automating the analysis, cull-down, and review 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, governmental agencies, global consulting firms, world’s largest retailers and legal service providers have realized immediate and significant value within days of their production deployments. For more information, visit www.clearwellsystems.com.

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