Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Kroll Ontrack expands electronic discovery support for documents with Asian languages

Minneapolis – June 25, 2008 – Kroll Ontrack®, the industry’s largest provider of paper and electronic discovery, computer forensics, electronically stored information (ESI) consulting, jury consulting, and courtroom presentation services, today announced the addition of Unicode processing support and multilingual search features to its electronic discovery services. With expanded capabilities that include languages such as Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean, Kroll Ontrack is helping global legal teams more quickly and efficiently identify, process, search, review and produce multilingual documents, resulting in time and cost savings.

“As worldwide business interactions increase daily, the rate of litigation, investigations, and regulatory matters involving data from other countries with non-English characters also rises,” said Nancy Robertson, senior director of Legal Technologies product management for Kroll Ontrack. “The biggest challenge facing global legal teams is finding an effective means to successfully process a wide variety of multilingual documents, in an efficient and cost-effective manner. With the addition of these new Multilingual Intelligence capabilities, Kroll Ontrack is better equipped to provide its clients with seamless e-discovery support, from collection through processing to review and production in multiple languages – from English to Western European and East Asian languages.”

Kroll Ontrack’s advanced Multilingual Intelligence capabilities provide the most sophisticated electronic discovery and online review features available today, including:

  • Unicode Processing – With the ability to process Unicode documents in a variety of languages, legal teams benefit from utilizing one service provider minimizing the burden of handling non-English documents.
  • Multilingual Searching – Kroll Ontrack’s award-winning processing engine and review tool, Ontrack Inview, provide users with full multilingual search support – including proximity and Boolean searching – of Western European and East Asian data, helping legal teams pinpoint the documents that are important to the case and excluding those that are not relevant.
  • Multilingual Review Support – All documents, regardless of source language, can be centralized and supported in Ontrack Inview, allowing management of review at a global level.
  • Production – Advanced output features allow legal teams to produce multilingual documents in a variety of formats, including full OCR support for redacted documents in their original language while maintaining the security of the redaction.

Kroll Ontrack’s enhanced multilingual discovery capabilities, including Ontrack Inview 5.5, will launch in the United States, United Kingdom and Asia Pacific in June 2008. For more information about these new product enhancements, visit www.krollontrack.com.

The Legal Technologies & Consulting division of Kroll Ontrack provides corporations, law firms and government agencies with technology and consulting services for large scale paper and electronic discovery, computer forensics, and litigation readiness and response projects. Through the acquisition of TrialGraphix (September 2007), the leader in jury consulting and presentations, Kroll Ontrack now offers a wide range of trial services such as jury research; witness preparation; trial consulting; and graphics and presentations for mediations, arbitrations, and trial. Helping clients quickly and cost-effectively find, review, manage, produce and present relevant evidence, Kroll Ontrack is recognized as the leading electronic discovery provider by the AmLaw Tech Survey (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007).

About Kroll Ontrack Inc.

Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers recover, search, analyze, produce and present data efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, advanced search, paper and electronic discovery, computer forensics, ESI consulting, and trial consulting and presentation services. Kroll Ontrack is a technology services division of Kroll Inc., the global risk consulting company. For more information about Kroll Ontrack and its offerings please visit: www.krollontrack.com; www.ontrackdatarecovery.com; www.engeniumsearch.com; www.trialgraphix.com.