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Zachary Bosin | 18 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

This article highlights the audio discovery capabilities included in version 7.1.4 of the Clearwell eDiscovery Platform.

Chris Talbott | 08 Jul 2013 | 1 comment

Symantec is pleased to announce the release of the Clearwell eDiscovery Platform version 7.1.3.  The latest release of Clearwell delivers enhanced case and custodian management, with more case description and notice options, tag set enhancement, more powerful and simplified tag search criteria, and a fully integrated custodian management feature.

This release delivers significant enhancements in the Identification and Collection module, with deeper Enterprise Vault integration through journaling enhancements, pre-collection search, and preview analytics capabilities. Now Clearwell (much like Discovery Accelerator in the past) offers the ability to keep track of any changes made to a an employee’s information within a corporate Active Directory (AD) environment so that these changes, such as email address, name, or title, can be maintained in the eDiscovery workflow. It provides a single repository for the employee information, which is updatable through automated...

Matt Nelson | 18 Jun 2013 | 0 comments

MQ_eDiscovery_2013_0.jpgThis week marks the release of the 3rd annual Gartner Magic Quadrant for e-Discovery Software report.  In the early days of eDiscovery, most companies outsourced almost every sizeable project to vendors and law firms so eDiscovery software was barely a blip on the radar screen for technology analysts. Fast forward a few years to an era of explosive information growth and rising eDiscovery costs and the landscape has changed significantly. Today, much of the outsourced eDiscovery “services...

Chris Talbott | 14 Jan 2013 | 0 comments


The eDiscovery frenzy that has gripped the American legal system over the past decade has become increasingly expensive. Particularly costly to both clients and the courts is the process of preserving and reviewing ESI. As a solution to these costs, many are emphasizing the concept of “proportionality.” Proportionality typically requires that the benefits of discovery be commensurate with its corresponding burdens.

Despite nearly universal agreement that eDiscovery should be governed by proportionality standards, there remains a polarizing debate that threatens to curtail the impact of proportionality. That debate is centered on disagreements over the scope of ESI preservation, the standard for permissible discovery and the use of cutting edge review technologies like predictive coding.

To better understand these issues and to explore feasible solutions, Philip Favro, Discovery Counsel at Symantec, will lead a lively discussion at LegalTech...

Chris Talbott | 20 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

For those readers unfamiliar with the LegalTech show, it is the premier event for corporations, law firms, litigation service providers, consultants and vendors to come together and learn and discuss what the technological world has in store for the legal profession. The veteran LegalTech New York team here at Symantec has decided to build anticipation for the 2013 event via a video series starring the LTNY un-baptized associate.  Get introduced to our eDiscovery-challenged protagonist in the first of our videos

As for this year show, we are pleased to expand our presence and are very excited to introduce eDiscovery without limits, along with a LegalTech that promises sessions, social events and opportunities for attendees in the same vein.   In regards to the first aspect – the sessions – the team of Symantec eDiscovery counsels will moderate panelist sessions on...

Simon Moor | 05 Oct 2012 | 1 comment

Everywhere you look right now, financial services organisations seem to be stepping on litigation landmines—and they are ill-prepared to cope with it. Whether it is the LIBOR rate fixing scandal, rogue traders working wild, or the mis-selling of financial products to unsuspecting people in the street, the financial services industry is being brought to task by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and other bodies for their misdemeanours.

With the economy  in a state of crunch, crash, or conundrum depending on your point of view, money is tight in the market right now. However the legal departments in these organisations are regularly paying out multi-million pound sums—in some cases tens of millions—for litigation-related work whenever they are investigated.

So why are they having to pay so much in legal and review fees—and what can they do about it? You don’t need to look far to find answers to both questions. Whenever an...

Hilary McQuaide | 04 Sep 2012 | 0 comments

This post can also be viewed on the e-discovery 2.0 blog here.

The introduction of Transparent Predictive Coding to Symantec’s Clearwell eDiscovery Platform helps organizations defensibly reduce the time and cost of document review. Predictive coding refers to machine learning technology that can be used to automatically predict how documents should be classified based on limited human input. As expert reviewers tag documents in a training set, the software identifies common criteria across those documents, which it uses to “predict” the responsiveness of the remaining case documents. The result is that fewer irrelevant and non-responsive documents need to be reviewed manually – thereby...

Chris Talbott | 11 Jun 2012 | 0 comments

Last month we announced the general availability of Clearwell 7.1.1 and with it the only Symantec certified, direct-collector from Enterprise Vault.  Now we are pleased to announce another level of integration between the Clearwell eDiscovery Platform and Enterprise Vault—comprehensive legal hold functionality, which extends Clearwell’s robust legal hold notification solution to include preservation of data in Enterprise Vault.

Preserve in Enterprise Vault:  Enables information in Enterprise Vault to be preserved in the controlled environment of the archive, eliminating the need to copy and move information for preservation, and reducing risk.

This integrated functionality will support the unique workflows of eDiscovery administrators.  For instance, newly archived data matching legal hold requirements such as keywords can automatically be placed on hold. In other scenarios, an eDiscovery administrator might want to both...

Chris Talbott | 30 May 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec is pleased to announce that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the 2012 Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software.¹ The Magic Quadrant positions vendors based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision. In the closely related archiving market, Symantec is also a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving.²

We recommend this report for anyone considering an investment in e-discovery software and for those who want to learn:

  • Dynamics and landscape of the e-discovery software market
  • Analysis of factors driving market growth
  • Which vendors are positioned as Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries or Niche Players based on completeness of vision and ability to execute

Access the Gartner report here...

TrevorD | 08 May 2012 | 0 comments

We’re pleased to announce that the latest version of the Clearwell eDiscovery Platform, version 7.1.1, has been release. The new release is a significant milestone in the evolution of the Clearwell product. Here are the key highlights of the release:

Identification & Collection

  • EV Collector – the first phase in fully integrating the Clearwell eDiscovery Platform with Enterprise Vault. The combination boasts market-leading collection performance.  The EV collector is also unique in supporting a simple, unique collection workflow from EV to the Clearwell collection module and on to the processing, analysis and review modules.
  • New Connectors for EMC Documentum, Xerox DocuShare, OpenText Livelink, Interwoven iManage, and IBM FileNet.
  • Collection Defensibility Reports – provides information on when collections were run, how much data was collected and under what configuration rules were used to set up the...