IBM eDiscovery Analyzer V2.1 - Conceptual search and analysis of cases created by IBM eDiscovery Manager

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-301
September 16, 2008

 
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IBM® eDiscovery Analyser V2.1:

  • Conceptual search and analysis of cases created by IBM eDiscovery Manager
  • Optimized for IBM Content Manager and IBM FileNet® Content Manager
  • Open, unstructured information management architecture-based search and text analytics capabilities
  • Highly consumable for both end users and administrators
  • Full security and auditability, including an audit trail for all actions

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).


 
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IBM eDiscovery Analyzer V2.1, a key component of IBM's proactive, platform-based eDiscovery solutions suite, enables legal analysts and supporting IT specialists to quickly refine, analyze, and prioritize case matter created by IBM eDiscovery Manager. It provides early insight into a case helping clients to dramatically reduce eDiscovery review costs.

IBM eDiscovery Analyzer V2.1 is an electronic discovery (eDiscovery) search and analysis tool for e-mail designed to help legal analysts and supporting IT specialists:

  • Quickly identify irrelevant, non-responsive, and privileged e-mails to reduce case matter to a much smaller and relevant data set
  • Gain early insight into a case, understand key facts, locate key pieces of evidence, identify key witnesses, and form early case strategies
  • Flag, organize, and prioritize documents for review, and define the appropriate review strategy
  • Gain a clear view of available case matter to effectively negotiate queries and term lists during the meet and confer stage
  • Preserve chain of custody to ensure security, auditability, and defensibility

IBM eDiscovery Analyzer V2.1 provides the following key capabilities:

  • Open, unstructured information management architecture-based search and text analytics capabilities, including entity extraction, faceted navigation, conceptual search, time-series analysis, and more
  • Auto-categorization of case information by concepts such as phrases, senders and recipients, people and companies mentioned, intecompany and intracompany traffic, and other entities
  • Advanced search capabilities, including support for boolean, proximity, fielded, fuzzy, stemmed, and wildcard searches
  • Flagging of individual e-mails, multiple e-mails, or an entire result, and removal of "false positives"
  • Audit trail and chain of custody, and a privilege model for case access, to enable clients to ensure security, auditability, and defensibility
  • Easy-to-use, Web 2.0-based user interface requiring minimal user training

Together with IBM eDiscovery Manager, IBM eDiscovery Analyzer provides the foundation for a proactive eDiscovery platform that leverages key IBM Information Management capabilities. It enables organizations to gain agility in responding to litigation with a lower cost, in-house approach, rather than fully outsourcing the eDiscovery process.

Both IBM eDiscovery Manager and IBM eDiscovery Analyzer are optimized for IBM Content Manager and IBM FileNet Content Manager e-mail archives created by IBM CommonStore and IBM FileNet Email Manager.


 
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September 26, 2008: Electronic software delivery
October 3, 2008: Media and documentation

 
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Description
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IBM eDiscovery Analyzer has the ability to take in and process IBM eDiscovery Manager case folders and index them for further analysis. The primary user interface, as in the case of IBM eDiscovery Manager, is a convenient search mechanism for users to narrow and filter the case results by searching for specific terms. Additionally, legal analysts can utilize the timeline visualization mechanism to evaluate the results such as an actual-to-expected bar graph for the periods of time associated with the case or a particular search. Users can also use the facet analysis to determine phrases, recipients, senders, people, companies, and flags to perform even more complete analysis.

The user is then able to flag individual e-mails or groups of e-mails according to their pertinence to the case. The ability to cull out extraneous or irrelevant correspondence lets the organization significantly reduce redundant or unnecessary e-mails turned over for analysis, thus reducing the associated cost of those extras.

Once the pre-analysis is complete, the case can then be committed back to IBM eDiscovery Manager for export to review.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via the IBM Web site

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM eDiscovery is capable as of October 3, 2008 , when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested on the following Web site

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

IPLA and Subscription and Support considerations

IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement (PoE). It is your responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.

Availability of national languages

Product description            Language        GA date
 
IBM eDiscovery Analyzer        English         October 3, 2008
V2.1.0

 
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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5724-V36   2.1.0                        IBM eDiscovery

 
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

 
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No hardcopy publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center

Product documentation will be available online in the ibm.com® information center at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/email/v1r0m0/

Product documentation will also be available from the IBM Publication's Center at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.


 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM eDiscovery Analyzer requires the following minimum hardware:

  • Server: 2-way
  • Processor:
    • AIX®: POWERtm processor*
    • Microsoft® Windows®: x86 processor**
  • RAM: 4 GB

IBM eDiscovery Analyzer recommended hardware for a simultaneous caseload of 10M items:

  • Servers: Four 4-way machines
  • Processor:
    • AIX: POWER processor*
    • Microsoft Windows: x86 processor**
    • RAM: 4 GB per processor

* x86 Intel® 32-bit processors, including IBM System xtm and BladeCenter® servers

** IBM POWER-based processors, including IBM System ptm

Software requirements

Server operating systems (one of the following)

  • AIX 5Ltm V5.3 (32 bit) on POWER hardware
  • AIX 5L V6.1 (32 bit) on POWER hardware
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (32 bit) SP2 or R2 on x86

Javatm Runtime Environment (server)

  • Java Runtime Environment V1.5.0 SR7

Content management servers (one of the following)

  • DB2® Content Manager V8.4 on AIX, Solaris, or Windows
  • DB2 Content Manager V8.3 Fix Pack 7, or later on AIX, Solaris, or Windows
  • IBM FileNet P8 V4.0.1 on AIX, HP/UNIX, Linux®, Solaris, or Windows

Client operating systems

Clients running one of the following operating systems can access and run the eDiscovery Analyzer Web client:

  • AIX 5L V5.3 (32 bit) on POWER hardware
  • AIX 5L V6.1 (32 bit) on POWER hardware
  • Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) on x86 hardware platform
  • Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit) on x86 hardware platform
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (32 bit) SP2 or R2 on x86

Client browsers

Clients running one of the following Web browsers can access and run the eDiscovery Analyzer Web client. Client systems must have the necessary hardware to support a browser that supports frames and Javascript.

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer V7.x on Windows

    Note: You must enable Javascript in the browser. You must have Adobe® flash player 9.x installed.

  • Mozilla Firefox V2.x

    Note: You must enable Javascript in the browser. Must have Adobe flash player 9.x installed.

Recommendations: The IBM eDiscovery Analyzer Web client is best viewed with a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or larger. For the best performance, use Microsoft Internet Explorer V7.x or Mozilla Firefox V2.x.

E-mail client applications

IBM eDiscovery Analyzer supports the following e-mail client applications:

  • Lotus Notes® V8 on AIX or Windows
  • Lotus Notes V7 on AIX or Windows
  • Lotus Notes V6.5 on AIX or Windows
    Microsoft Outlook 2007 on Windows*
    * eDiscovery Analyzer needs to be on same machine as Outlook client.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Limitations

For additional information, refer to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

Planning information

Direct customer support

Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services - Support Line. This fee service enhances your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services - Support Line helps answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Security, auditability, and control

IBM eDiscovery uses the security and auditability features of the host software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.


 
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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.


 
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Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM eDiscovery Analyzer Custodian   Content         eDiscovery
                                    Manager

eDiscovery Analyzer Value Units

Custodian User Value Unit (CUVU) License Conversion Table

Cumulative  Minimum   Maximum       User Value  Max UVUs    Cumulative  Cumulative
Volume      Custodian Custodian     units per   for Each    UVUs at     Vol Disc
Level       Users     Users         Custodian   Level       Each Level
 
1           20        20            50.00       1.000       1.000       0.0%
2           21        100           20.00       1,600       2,600       48.0%
3           101       500           3.00        1,200       3,800       84.8%
4           501       1,000         2.5         1,250       5,050       89.9%
5           1,001     5,000         1.75        7,000       12,050      95.2%
6           5,001     20,000        1.25        18,750      30,800      96.9%
7           20,001    50,000        1.00        30,000      60,800      97.6%
8           50,001    1,000,000,000 0.50        499,975,000 500,035,800 99.0%

For the licensed program, minimum purchase quantity is 20 Custodian Users.

Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM eDiscovery Analyzer Custodian     5724-V36   User Value Unit

Charge metrics definitions

Definitions

User Value Unit (UVU)

UVU is the metric by which this program is licensed. UVU entitlements are based on the number of users for the given program. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for the appropriate number of UVUs required for your environment as defined by the specific program terms. The UVU entitlements are specific to the program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with UVU entitlements of another software program. UVU licensing offers price benefits for customers by enabling a lower cost of incremental growth of resources. To understand these benefits of UVU licensing, and to determine how many UVUs to obtain for the program, please contact your IBM representative.

Custodian User

Custodian User means one and only one specific individual (named or unnamed) within or outside your enterprise, whose email content will be searched, or is authorized by you to be searched, at any time by the program, either directly or indirectly (via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means.

Enterprise

Enterprise means any legal entity that at all times (i) you own or have under your common control by a factor of fifty percent (50%) or more and (ii) that is the legal entity that is authorized to execute and administer this agreement on behalf of the enterprise. For the purposes of any enterprise license granted under this agreement, Enterprise will exclude (i) any new entity acquired by virtue of merger or acquisition after the effective date of this agreement, and (ii) any entity that, at any time during the term of this agreement, is sold, spun off, liquidated, or that otherwise ceases to satisfy the elements of the definition of enterprise set forth above.

License

License means each license granted under this agreement by IBM to you, to use the program as listed on a PoE.

General charge terms

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http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/index.wss

In addition, if you are licensed on a UVU basis and the program you are licensed to use is incremented on a Custodian basis (CUVU), the following will apply: each Custodian User licensed under a Custodian UVU entitlement, as indicated in the applicable PoE, may access that program or any component of that program up to the authorized level. At all times, the number of Custodian Users accessing the program or any component of the program in any manner, directly or indirectly or through any other means must not exceed your entitlement to use the program, as indicated on the applicable PoEs.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM eDiscovery

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM eDiscovery Analyzer Custodian
IBM eDiscovery Analyzer Custodian per User Value Unit    E05F9LL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM eDiscovery Analyzer Custodian per User Value Unit    D057TLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM eDiscovery Analyzer Custodian per User Value Unit    D057WLL
 SW S&S Reinst 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
IBM eDiscovery Analyzer V2.1.0
IBM eDiscovery Analyzer Custodian V2.1 Multiplatform     BF03LEN
 English Media Pack

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

IBM eDiscovery Analyzer V2.1.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
eDiscovery Analyzer         IBM eDiscovery Analyzer     BF03LEN
Custodian User Value Unit   Custodian V2.1
                            Multiplatform English
                            Media Pack

 
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