Zapproved and Code42 Introduce New E-Discovery Product Integration to Streamline Cloud-Based Preservation and Collection for Enterprise Legal Departments

Portland, OR & Minneapolis — Aug 15, 2017 

Zapproved LLC, the market leader in cloud-based e-discovery software for corporate legal departments, and Code42, the leader in cloud-based endpoint data protection and recovery, today announced CloudPreserve for Code42 and Legal Hold Pro, an integration between their flagship products that strengthens and streamlines the data preservation workflow for corporate legal and IT departments.

Data preservation and collections for enterprise businesses have historically been a high-cost, manual process for both legal and IT departments. The integration combines Zapproved's market-leading Legal Hold Pro software, which allows in-house corporate legal teams to reduce costs and risk by automating legal holds and data preservation requests, with Code42's endpoint data protection software, which backs up employee data to a secure on-premises or cloud location. The partnership represents a paradigm shift for enterprise businesses at a time when more organizations are seeking to reduce their e-discovery expenses and streamline legal operations.

Since Code42 backs up the same data that needs to be preserved for litigation and e-discovery purposes, the integration of these products provides businesses the ability to apply "in-place" preservation holds on custodian computer data directly from Legal Hold Pro with a single click. Corporate legal teams are thus empowered to preserve and collect computer data in real time, conducting forensically sound computer collections without IT support.

This integration utilizes best-in-market security standards (SOC 2® Type 2 Certification) and has been customized specifically for enterprise use, creating a secure and easy-to-use tool able to seamlessly and safely handle all e-discovery preservations and collections.

"The partnership between Code42 and Zapproved represents what the next-generation of collections looks like. By leveraging the power of cloud backups for e-discovery, legal departments can take the onerous task of retrieving data off of individual devices and do it in a matter of minutes. It's defensible, efficient, and minimizes business disruptions by taking employees offline," said Zapproved founder and CEO Monica Enand.

CloudPreserve for Code42 and Legal Hold Pro allows corporate legal departments to select computers protected by Code42 as an additional preservation source within the Legal Hold Pro interface. The identified files on those computers can be collected every minute without any manual collection processes and without disrupting the custodian. Legal teams will also have faster access to files for litigation and compliance purposes, point-in-time historical visibility to the documents, and protection from device tampering and ransomware-related file loss. Unlimited cloud storage ensures that the protected data is continually maintained and accessible.

"Our primary focus is always to protect our customer's information in order to ensure their business success, which includes how information is preserved for legal use. This integration delivers on both fronts," said Joe Payne, president and CEO of Code42. "We're excited to provide the most comprehensive endpoint data collection solution that fully supports Zapproved's legal hold capabilities and accelerate the advancements in intelligent e-discovery."

Additional information and updates for CloudPreserve for Code42 and Legal Hold Pro are accessible at code42.com/go/zapproved-partnership.

About Zapproved LLC
Founded in 2008 in Portland, OR, Zapproved LLC is a pioneer in developing cloud‐based software for corporate legal departments. The Z-Discovery Platform returns power to in‐house corporate legal teams and helps them navigate electronic discovery with minimal risk and cost, and it sets new standards for scalability and intuitive design. The company's flagship product, Legal Hold Pro, is widely adopted by Fortune 500 and Global 2000 corporations and has earned recognition as the Best E-Discovery Legal Hold Product at the 2015 and 2016 Legaltech News Innovation Awards, Best of the National Law Journal 2014 - 2016. Zapproved was recognized in Deloitte's 2016 Technology Fast 500, the 2014 Inc. 500 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S., and was named as a "vendor to watch" in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery. Zapproved is SOC2 ® Type 2 certified validating by a third party that Zapproved's systems have controls in place to protect against unauthorized access (both physical and logical). zapproved.com