07 April 2016

Kroll Ontrack brings award-winning technology to Asia with the integration of Relativity

Kroll Ontrack brings award-winning technology to Asia with the integration of Relativity

Hong Kong – 7 April, 2016Kroll Ontrack, the leading provider of ediscovery and data recovery products and services, today announced it is adding kCura’s Relativity to its ediscovery offering in Asia.  Kroll Ontrack’s proprietary, award-winning enhancements into its Relativity offering including cost-saving nearline technology, which gives clients greater control of their data and costs, enabling them to create meaningful efficiencies and meet challenging deadlines with ease.  As a Relativity Best in Service partner, Kroll Ontrack is now giving law firms and companies flexibility in their choice of document review tools, based on the needs of their projects. 

“Best in class technology combined with Kroll Ontrack’s team of Relativity consultants, global foot print, robust processing capabilities and world-class security means a gold-standard review for ediscovery matters and beyond”, says Kate Chan, Regional Managing Director Kroll Ontrack, APAC. “Kroll Ontrack’s offering of Relativity can be applied to a variety of situations, from reviewing financial transactions or organizing and culling data for a corporate fraud investigation to supporting the internal audit or compliance function. Our in-depth knowledge of Asia and managing multi-jurisdiction assignments ensures we consider local cultural nuances, language and local data privacy regulations in each assignment, providing clients with the best possible outcome.”

Kroll Ontrack has successfully offered Relativity in the US and Europe since 2014 and 2015 respectively and it will now be available in Japan, with a Relativity mobile solution deployable in other Asian countries. Kroll Ontrack’s mobile solution combines powerful processing and review technologies with local consultative expertise to enable onsite filtering, examination and review of data, without the need for a data centre or a fixed, in-country solution.

Tim Phillips, Managing Director of Kroll Ontrack International Legal Technologies said: “Kroll Ontrack is making it easier for both law firms and companies to choose a leading review tool best suited to their needs, either ediscovery.com Review, Kroll Ontrack’s proprietary review tool, or Relativity, based on workflow requirements, data analytics, user preferences and other features. Regardless of their choice, clients are supported by Kroll Ontrack’s global network of consulting experts who help clients leverage the most advanced technology features to gain better control over their overall data volumes and ediscovery spend.”

Kroll Ontrack received the 2015 Relativity Innovation Award for Best Service Provider Solution for its integration of proprietary “nearline” technology – originally built to reduce data volumes and costs in ediscovery.com Review – into its offering of Relativity. Nearline technology empowers users to easily identify and set aside (or nearline) non-critical data on demand, and retrieve nearline data in a similar, on-demand manner, without reprocessing and with work product intact. As nearline storage is 50 percent less costly than active storage, organisations can significantly reduce data volumes and costs associated with ediscovery, while providing more efficient access to critical documents. 

Kate Chan added “In Asia, the environment for ediscovery is changing and stakeholders in legal matters demand a quick turnaround to their information requests. Against a backdrop of larger volumes of data from more sources and Asia’s evolving data privacy regulations, Kroll Ontrack’s integration of Relativity into its offering addresses the market’s demand for innovative, efficient and cost-cutting technologies.
In addition to proprietary nearline technology Relativity by Kroll Ontrack offers:

Certified Relativity Expertise: Kroll Ontrack’s experienced global Relativity team includes Relativity Experts, a Relativity Master, Relativity Certified Administrators, Relativity Infrastructure Specialists and Relativity Analytics Specialists. Kroll Ontrack professionals leverage the most advanced Relativity features to skilfully guide matters and recommend strategies to promote the best possible outcome.

Early Case Assessment (ECA) workflow: By allowing only text and metadata to be loaded into the Relativity platform, costs can be significantly reduced.  The power and flexibility of Relativity’s search and analytics functionality can be used during ECA to gain early data insight and prioritise the most important data for earlier review.

Assisted Redaction:  Sensitive information can be protected and the redaction process can be streamlined through an automated approach to identify and redact Personally Identifiable Information (PII), privileged or other pertinent information based on user-defined criteria.

For more information about Relativity from Kroll Ontrack, visit: http://www.ediscovery.com.

Email: charlotte.bilney@citigate.com.hk


About KLDiscovery

KLDiscovery provides technology-enabled services and software to help law firms, corporations, and government agencies solve complex data challenges. With offices in 26 locations across 17 countries, KLDiscovery is a global leader in delivering best-in-class data management, information governance, and eDiscovery solutions to support the litigation, regulatory compliance, and internal investigation needs of clients. Serving organisations for over 30 years, KLDiscovery offers data collection and forensic investigation, early case assessment, data processing, application software and data hosting for web-based document reviews, and managed document review services. In addition, through its global Ontrack data management business, KLDiscovery delivers world-class data recovery, disaster recovery, email extraction and restoration, data destruction, and tape management. KLDiscovery has been recognised as one of the fastest growing companies in North America by both Inc. Magazine (Inc. 5000) and Deloitte (Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500), and CEO Chris Weiler was a 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year™. Additionally, KLDiscovery is a Relativity Certified Partner and maintains ISO/IEC 27001 Certified data centers around the world. Visit www.kldiscovery.com to learn more.

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