Digital Reef Launches Early Case Assessment Application with its Latest Version of the Virtual Governance Warehouse

Scalable, Open Software Reduces Risk and Costs of eDiscovery for Corporations, Law Firms and Service Providers

BOXBOROUGH, Mass., March 24, 2010 - Digital Reef (, a leading software provider of the first massively scalable and open solutions for eDiscovery and digital information governance, today announced a new scalable Early Case Assessment (ECA) application with indexing and analysis speeds of over 10 Terabytes per day. Corporations, Law Firms, and Service Providers will now have a software solution that significantly lowers the cost of litigation and compliance investigations. Introduced with the Digital Reef Virtual Governance Warehouse 3.0, the new eDiscovery application indexes and analyzes full content across emails, documents, repositories, and over 400 file types using industry standard servers and storage. With the Virtual Governance Warehouse, organizations can simultaneously support additional information governance projects driven by legal and regulatory mandates and internal IT policies.

"Digital Reef is one of the very few firms that offer a solution with such a high degree of scalability, customizability and flexibility. With this technology, consultants, corporations and law firms can leverage one platform for their ever-changing and demanding litigation requirements," said Thomas Florey, Senior Litigation Support Coordinator, WilmerHale.

Digital Reef's solution provides information and control to all aspects of eDiscovery and Early Case Assessment (ECA) within one scalable, integrated solution. The new ECA application gives legal the power to make fast decisions while reducing costs and risks. With this application, legal teams - both general counsel and law firms - can securely view case data through an easy-to-use interface, review content in context and export only the relevant information. Additionally, through powerful analytics, intuitive clustering of files and content profiling, the application makes discovery not only cost-efficient but simple.

"Since Scheindlin's recent ‘Zubulake Revisited' ruling, litigants have explicit new mandates on e-discovery defensibility. Digital Reef's Virtual Governance Warehouse provides a strong technical infrastructure with granular information management to give corporations insight into their information inventory for improved litigation preparedness, and more supervision and control over their individual e-discovery process," stated Nick Patience, Research Director, The 451 Group.

Added Bob Lentz, CEO, Digital Reef, Inc., "Digital Reef is bridging the gap between legal and IT by giving them the analysis speeds necessary for simple yet powerful eDiscovery and information governance. We want to give lawyers and the support partners control of their information and the costs of eDiscovery."


Digital Reef ECA Application features include:


  • Federated Search
    Search an unlimited number of storage and content repositories in a single query.
  • Content Reporting
    Make decisions based on economics of the potential data volumes and document types.
  • Search Builder
    Powerful, intelligent and automated search to easily find relevant information.


  • Customizable de-duplication strategy
    Reduces review time and costs using de-duplication strategy specific to a case.
  • Customizable data views
    Easily organize sets of documents into batches, collections or views within duplicating data.
  • Search results reporting
    Immediately test the responsiveness of keywords and queries; including both hit counts and unique counts.


  • Custodian Analytics
    Tracks custodian identities, documents and conversations automatically. Provides instant data population visible and review state of all custodian documents.
  • Batching
    Analyze and tag content in a private space without the need to copy files or re-import.

Digital Reef Virtual Governance Warehouse Version 3 includes:

New Connectivity

  • Connector Management
    Easily configure, secure and monitor connectivity between the Virtual Governance Warehouse and content storage systems.
  • Data Area Management
    Allows IT to define, manage and secure into content storage systems.
  • Index Sharing
    Eliminates the need to index large volumes of documents multiple times.
  • Documentum Connector
    Discover, analyze and govern content across systems, including Documentum.

New Information Integration

  • Export to Relational Databases
    Generate SQL ready schema for joining virtual governance warehouse with structured business intelligence information

New Security

  • LDAP & Active Directory Integration
    Integrates with existing user and group management infrastructure, simplifying application management.
  • Policy-based access control
    Enables IT and application administrators to define rich security policies for all system and application level resources.


Digital Reef will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, March 30th at 1pm EDT titled: "Optimize costs of eDiscovery using ECA and Digital Reef 3.0". For more information or to register for the webinar, please visit

About Digital Reef

Digital Reef is a leading software provider helping corporations, law firms, and service providers with eDiscovery and Digital Information Governance. Both corporate and IT executives are challenged to find and manage the right information, at the right time necessary to respond to constant business demands such as government laws and regulations, corporate accountability and compliance, and IT digital file and storage policies. Using the industry's most scalable and open Virtual Governance Warehouse, businesses can rapidly collect, analyze, and then govern information. Digital Reef gives businesses an unprecedented control of their information which can be derived from wherever it resides including emails, documents, repositories, and over 400 different types of files, including images. With Digital Reef, organizations have a standard, disciplined approach to continuously govern information for projects driven by Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, FTC false claims, Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC risk assessments, FDA approvals, and internal IT policies for digital information security, retention, and file management. Enterprises and their law firms, services providers, and consultants across all industries rely on Digital Reef for the fastest way to transform un-managed information into valuable assets.

Founded in 2006, Digital Reef is headquartered in Boxborough, Mass. For more information call 978-893-1000 or visit