Monday, October 28, 2013

Kroll Ontrack tackles growing data volumes and review costs head on with the launch of Review

All-inclusive review tool provides new levels of control through predictive coding at any stage of the review process and innovative data format and access options

MINNEAPOLIS – Oct. 28, 2013Kroll Ontrack, the leading provider of ediscovery and data recovery products and services, today announced the launch of Review, a unified tool to conduct early data assessment, analysis, review and production. Review provides unprecedented control over data volumes and costs through powerful predictive coding technology at every stage of the process, and the ability to leverage flexible data format and access options.

“Two key goals drive today’s ediscovery processes: deriving useful insight from data, while effectively managing related costs,” said Dean Hager, president and CEO, Kroll Ontrack. “ Review aggressively tackles both challenges. Using flexible data formats and data access options, review teams have exceptional control over project volumes and consequent review costs. Further, Review places key database metrics at the forefront, without the need for complex search queries, making it easier than ever before to make informed, strategic review decisions.” Review features powerful technology innovations, including:

Flexible data format options: Review empowers reviewers to choose their data format for any or all files – text and metadata, native, or tiff – while maintaining full search and predictive coding power across all formats. Reviewers can request additional data formats on-the-fly for immediate use. This flexibility provides exceptional control over project volumes and greatly reduces data management costs.

Customer-specified data access options: Review databases are often cluttered with non-critical data, resulting in cumbersome searches, larger-than-necessary database volumes and increased costs. Review allows users to rapidly nearline data on demand, removing unnecessary data from the active database to focus the review on the most critical data. If and when nearlined data needs to be returned to the active database, retrieval is simple and fast, with all work product remaining intact as needed.

Real-time metrics: Addressing the need for quick access to data metrics to drive informed decision making, Review puts key project details front and center, providing immediate insight into data volumes, upload dates and file types without creating complex search queries.

Predictive coding throughout: Review takes a holistic approach to Technology Assisted Review (TAR) by integrating all essential functions into one platform – workflow, prioritization, predictive coding, search, near-deduplication and concept review. Available throughout the culling and review process, predictive coding within Review promotes time and cost savings as well as review precision through:

  • Workflow technology: Seamlessly integrates with predictive coding to automate the routing and distribution of documents.
  • Smart Training technology: Using random sampling and active learning, as more documents are trained, predictive coding algorithms get smarter and easily adapt to accommodate changing criteria.
  • Quality Control and Sampling technology: Monitors and reports on the effectiveness of document categorizations to achieve necessary confidence levels and ensure defensibility.

“ Review recognizes the fluidity of the review process, while providing control at the same time,” said Keating Muething & Klekamp Director of Ediscovery & Litigation Support Stephanie Maw. “The tool’s technology assisted review, intelligent prioritization functionality and reporting enables us to glean insight at the onset of a project, and then make strategic decisions on a granular level about how and what data to review, avoiding unnecessary charges on behalf of our clients.”

“With unprecedented user-driven flexibility and control, Review transforms how organizations manage the mounting data and costs associated with data analysis and review,” said Andrea Gibson, product director, Kroll Ontrack. “Whether utilizing the industry’s most thoughtfully designed predictive coding technology, or taking advantage of groundbreaking data format and storage options, Review delivers an efficient, accurate and cost-effective review from culling through review, production and closure.” Review is currently in limited availability with general availability planned for early 2014. For more information, visit:

About Kroll Ontrack Inc.
Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers manage, recover, search, analyze, and produce data efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, data destruction, electronic discovery and document review. Kroll Ontrack is a subsidiary of Altegrity, an industry-leading provider of information solutions. For more information about Kroll Ontrack and its offerings please visit: or follow @KrollOntrack on Twitter.


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