MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Mar. 26, 2012 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that Nikon Corp (TYO: 7731), the leading Japanese manufacturer of optical instruments, has chosen Symantec’s Clearwell eDiscovery Platform for in-house eDiscovery. Nikon is leveraging Symantec’s flexible, cross-border solution to perform early case assessments and first-pass review in order to mitigate risk and reduce the overall costs of eDiscovery. With Symantec’s Clearwell eDiscovery Platform, Nikon is able to rapidly and accurately filter, process, search and analyze data in multiple formats and languages.
“Using Symantec’s Clearwell product in-house allows us to dramatically decrease costs associated with early case assessments,” said Takuya Shirahata, executive staff, 1st section, 2nd intellectual property department, Nikon Corporation. “Processing and analyzing the increasing volume of data for our case is a huge undertaking, but with the help of Symantec’s Clearwell eDiscovery Platform we are able to process the data in a matter of days. The product’s easy to use interface, double-byte support and transparent search capabilities provide our legal team with quick and continuous visibility into case facts, which allows us to meet appointed deadlines and stay within budget.”
Japanese customers continue to select Symantec’s Clearwell eDiscovery Platform for the product’s battle-tested technology and features that provide critical capabilities such as robust support for double-byte and Japanese encodings. In addition, the product provides the flexibility necessary for cross-border eDiscovery cases typically faced by Japanese customers, where litigation often demands multi-jurisdictional support and requires data to be processed in Japan and other countries such as the United States. For instance, Symantec’s Clearwell eDiscovery Platform can be deployed on a hosted basis or onsite, which allows eDiscovery to be conducted in Japan without having to send data to the U.S. for processing. This enables customers like Nikon to maintain control over potentially sensitive data and avail themselves of business hour support in-country.
“The global impact of litigation is leading corporations around the world to closely evaluate their eDiscovery strategies and take greater control of escalating costs,” said Trevor Eddy, senior director, Information Intelligence Group, Symantec Corp. “Through extensive research and development, Symantec’s Clearwell eDiscovery Platform has been built to meet the unique eDiscovery needs of our Japanese customers. By bringing eDiscovery in-house, Nikon is able to leverage Symantec’s innovative technology to better manage the eDiscovery process and simultaneously reduce costs.”
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