Thursday, May 17, 2007

Kroll Ontrack® enhances Ontrack® discovery offering with early processing metrics service

Early analysis and detailed reporting enable clients to reduce the scope and cost of discovery by optimizing filtering criteria

Minneapolis – May 17, 2007 – Kroll Ontrack, the industry’s largest provider of electronic and paper-based document discovery and computer forensics services, today announced an enhancement to its Ontrack Discovery offering with a new early processing metrics service that gives e-discovery clients the opportunity to view specific details about their electronically stored information (ESI) before incurring substantial costs for data processing and review. Utilizing this service to refine filtering specifications will help attorneys winnow the data set t o only the most relevant ESI important to the case , prepare for negotiations with opposing counsel and better plan for production of electronic documents now mandated by the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Specifically, the early processing metrics service will allow clients to hone their keyword lists, date ranges, custodians and duplication selections before data is processed through the Kroll Ontrack e-discovery engine and posted in the company’s award-winning online review tool Ontrack® Inview™. Customers will now have the ability to remove keywords that are over-inclusive or under-inclusive from their keyword list based on a series of detailed reports about each word and its corresponding hit rates. Customers will also be able to see a list of files that did not take hits on the filtering criteria, helping the legal team verify the scope and cost associated with the electronic discovery processing effort early on in the project.

Noteworthy reports available through this service include:

  • Keyword hit report by keyword
  • Keyword hit report by custodian
  • System file report
  • Documents needing evaluation
  • Documents filtered out

“With the December 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, attorneys now have the opportunity to advocate for their clients with respect to the appropriate scope of discovery of electronically stored information,” said Michele Lange, director of Legal Technologies for Kroll Ontrack. “By narrowing the volume of data to only potentially responsive information before documents are processed and posted for review, this early processing metrics service will allow lawyers to adopt pretrial best practices and save clients substantial time and money.”

Clients interested in learning more about the early processing metrics service should consult their local Kroll Ontrack representative or contact the company at 1-800-347-6105.

About Kroll Ontrack Inc.

Kroll Ontrack Inc. (www.krollontrack.com) provides large scale electronic and paper-based discovery, computer forensics, and data recovery solutions to help companies, law firms, and government agencies quickly and cost-effectively review, manage and produce relevant evidence. Kroll Ontrack has been recognized as the most used electronic discovery provider by AmLaw Tech (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006), Law Office Computing (2004 & 2005), Legal Assistant Today (2005) and received Law Technology News’ “Electronic Discovery System of the Year” award in 2004 for ElectronicDataViewer™, its proprietary online document review tool. Kroll Ontrack, based in Eden Prairie, Minn., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kroll Inc., the world's leading risk consulting company.