MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – January 19, 2012 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that Extendicare Health Services, a provider of long-term skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation services and a wholly owned subsidiary of Extendicare REIT, Inc. (TSX: EXE.UN), has chosen Symantec Enterprise Vault and the Clearwell eDiscovery Platform for in-house eDiscovery. The combined solution helps Extendicare mitigate risk and reduce overall costs by creating a seamless, integrated archiving and eDiscovery management workflow.
Based in Milwaukee, WI, Extendicare Health Services (EHSI) operates 180 senior care facilities in the United States with approximately 17,700 beds. EHSI offers a continuum of health care services, including nursing care, assisted living and related medical specialty services, such as subacute care and rehabilitative therapy on an inpatient and outpatient basis. EHSI also applies its operating expertise, extensive resources and economies of scale to provide purchasing, management, and consulting services to third-party providers.
With nearly two terabytes of data, EHSI needed a scalable information management solution capable of handling both archiving and eDiscovery. Together, Enterprise Vault and the Clearwell eDiscovery Platform provide a trusted archiving solution with advanced eDiscovery capabilities to rapidly and accurately filter, process, search and analyze data.
“Using two of the best products on the market which are now owned by the same company is much more efficient because it streamlines the entire eDiscovery process from beginning to end,” said Donna Maassen, director of compliance at Extendicare, Inc. “Archiving and processing are the two biggest areas of opportunity for cost savings. Mastering them with Enterprise Vault and the Clearwell eDiscovery Platform can have an impact on budget in terms of time, resources and speed of results.”
Purpose-built to support the iterative nature of real-world eDiscovery, Symantec’s Clearwell eDiscovery Platform is trusted by hundreds of the world’s leading corporations, government agencies, and law firms to respond to litigation in a timely and cost-effective manner. The platform provides a complete electronic discovery litigation solution which solves the most pressing challenges of litigation today, streamlining the entire eDiscovery lifecycle with a single, easy-to-use application that reduces the time, cost, and complexity of eDiscovery.
“Extendicare represents a significant milestone as they are one of many customers we see moving towards the integrated Enterprise Vault/Clearwell solution,” said Kurt Leafstrand, director of product management, Symantec Corp. “The popularity of the Clearwell eDiscovery Platform among the legal community, coupled with Symantec’s long-standing knowledge of IT users, creates a powerful and optimized offering, because eDiscovery is one of the few business processes that involve both groups in an organization. It’s rewarding to see customers like Extendicare benefit from that approach.”
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