Adding Legal Hold and Collection Technology to its E-Discovery Platform
Catalyst announced the purchase of a majority interest in TotalDiscovery, a leading legal hold and data collection software provider. The combination will allow Catalyst to offer an integrated platform, Insight Discovery, covering the core of the e-discovery process—from legal hold and identification through collection, processing, search, analytics, review and production.
Legal departments can now manage the entire preservation and discovery process using an integrated platform, providing greater control at substantially lower costs.
Both companies are committed to supporting TotalDiscovery's many channel partners. TotalDiscovery will continue to service its clients directly and through its reseller network, including options to promote data to a variety of platforms. In addition, TotalDiscovery will offer its full set of features and API to integration partners, resellers and e-discovery service providers.
“We have been working with the TotalDiscovery team for more than a decade and believe they offer the best legal hold, collection and processing technology on the market,” said John Barr, CEO of Catalyst. “Our clients are looking for better ways to manage upstream discovery processes, and they value being able to collect, process and promote data to review in a highly secure, integrated environment.”
“This acquisition is an integral part of our ongoing goal to give legal departments a seamless way to manage their e-discovery and legal data management needs,” added Barr.
TotalDiscovery’s automated, cloud-based legal hold and data preservation technology is used by Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies and their law firms to manage thousands of matters, hundreds of thousands of custodians, and petabytes of data. Remote data collection options give law departments and their outside counsel visibility and early insight into the preserved information, and enables legal and IT teams to collect data from email, laptops, servers and other enterprise and cloud-based systems in real-time, including HR systems and Microsoft Office 365.
With additional capital and resources through Catalyst, the acquisition will enable TotalDiscovery to accelerate its product development in key areas, including enhanced legal hold features, better search, culling and preservation capabilities, and expanded integration with cloud and corporate systems.
“As litigation and data volumes increase, companies are struggling to manage their legal hold and preservation duties, especially when relying on employee memory or manual systems,” said Alon Israely, founder and CEO of TotalDiscovery. “Companies are looking for an integrated solution for managing discovery, and we look forward to combining with Catalyst to achieve that vision.”
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