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Onsite3, an Arlington, VA-based ediscovery service provider ranked 18th on Socha's list, uses the Index Engines tool to find data buried on backup tapes. "Index Engines lets us index a full tape and run a search without ever having to restore the tape. We only restore the actual files we want," says Jeff Fehrman, president of Onsite3's Electronic Evidence Labs (EE Labs). Compared to restoring entire tapes, Index Engines, which EE Labs deploys as an appliance, "cuts out a huge amount of data and time. We're talking about one-tenth the amount of data," says Fehrman. The savings in time and space are huge. "We have pharmaceutical and financial industry clients with hundreds of thousands of tapes to search," he adds.

TiVo Inc. in Alviso, CA, turned to Kazeon to bolster its legal defenses in the event of an ediscovery request. "We saw that ediscovery could be costly if not well managed," says Karen Kramer, TiVo's director of legal affairs. "Prior to deploying Kazeon, we did things on a piecemeal basis, depending on the request."

The company licensed Kazeon, which recently announced a partnership with PSS Systems' Atlas, a leading suite of legal hold and retention management tools. TiVo runs Kazeon on its own server and uses it to handle ediscovery across the company's Unix, Windows, Mac and Linux systems. "It takes multiple sources of information and consolidates

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them into one search," explains Kramer. And the cost is reasonable. "Others will do it as a service and charge a lot more money," she adds.

This was first published in December 2007

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