Catalyst Accelerates Review and Cuts Review Costs with Integration of Equivio Near-Duplicate File and E-mail Detection Capabilities

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Catalyst Repository Systems announced the integration of Equivio technology for near-duplicate files and email threads into Catalyst CR, an award-winning discovery review platform. The partnership with Equivio strengthens the analytic capabilities of the Catalyst platform, helping review teams save valuable time by allowing them to dramatically reduce the size of document collections.

Catalyst Repository Systems announced today the integration of Equivio technology for near-duplicate files and email threads into Catalyst CR, an award-winning discovery review platform recognized as a Top Provider in the 2008 Socha-Gelbmann E-discovery Survey. The partnership with Equivio will save review teams valuable time by allowing them to dramatically reduce the size of document collections.

The grouping of near-duplicates and email threads allows reviewers to skip redundant data, while focusing exclusively on the unique information in each document. Applied to sample data, Equivio's technology has been shown to reduce a document collection by as much as 60 percent.
Catalyst, which has previously integrated Equivio's near-duplicate technology into CR, will now add Equivio's Compare and Email Threads features.

"Review is the key cost item in litigation. Our objective is to help our clients manage and reduce these costs," said John Tredennick, Catalyst's CEO and founder. "The integration of Catalyst CR with Equivio drives down costs, while also ensuring the consistency and accuracy of review."
The Equivio>Compare tool displays content differences between documents regardless of format, allowing reviewers to focus on the differences within the documents and thereby speed up the review. Equivio>EmailThreads captures and reconstructs email conversations to identify and pinpoint only emails that contain unique information.

Amir Milo, Chief Executive Officer of Equivio, said, "We are delighted that Catalyst's wide network of users and partners can now access Equivio's technology, helping them reduce both the cost and risk of litigation review."

"By suppressing redundant data, Equivio reduces the review effort. By exposing unique data, Equivio reduces the risk of missing the 'smoking gun' that may be buried in a document," Milo said. "Finally, by capturing near-duplicates and email threads, Equivio ensures that similar documents can be treated consistently."

About Catalyst
Catalyst provides secure repository systems to help corporations and their counsel deal with the explosion of digital content and work together on complex legal, business and financial matters. Its on demand, hosted systems provide an alternative to traditional capital-intensive, in-house technology.

Catalyst's products include:
Catalyst CR, the first grid-enabled document repository for review, compliance, litigation support and due diligence;
Catalyst XE, a powerful collaboration tool to connect professional teams and their files worldwide for cases, claims, deals and other complex legal matters, and
Catalyst's products have been used for over a decade by many of the largest organizations in the world. For further information about Catalyst, please visit http://www.catalystsecure.com.

About Equivio
Equivio enables the management of data redundancy in content-centric business processes. Equivio's technology zooms in on unique data, allowing you to read less, think more, win big™. With products for grouping near-duplicates, capturing email threads and comparing documents, Equivio powers a broad range of business applications, including e-discovery, records management; email archiving, data retention and intelligence. To learn more about winning with Equivio, email info@equivio.com or visit http://www.equivio.com.

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