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Complete Discovery Source eDiscovery Reaffirms SSAE SOC 1 Type 2 Standards ( e-discovery)

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New York, April 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Complete Discovery Source, the leader in eDiscovery, announced today that the company has successfully completed another Type 2 SOC 1 examination of its hosted electronic discovery ( e-discovery or eDiscovery ) services for the period of September 2012 to February 2013.


Why is this Significant?

The examination, which standardizes and validates the effectiveness of the process supporting CDS' eDiscovery Hosting has implications for the standards and consistency of its operations, design, and reporting--all critical assurances for eDiscovery clients. Most importantly, this examination is specific to a core offering, eDiscovery Hosting Services.

"SSAE" is the Statement for Standards for Attestation Engagements. "SOC 1" reports specifically on the controls of a service organization. "Type 2" examinations differ from Type 1 in that they include and expand on the operating effectiveness of controls, not just management's description of a service organization's systems and design. SSAE 16 SOC1 replaced the former standards report, SAS 70 in 2011.

Commitment to Security, Standards, and Transparency

eDiscovery demands the highest levels of trust, confidence, and performance. CDS remains committed to ongoing rigorous testing and validations to ensure the best processes and services. Most recently, CDS' hosting services' ISMS were ISO 27001 certified. Today's report marks the third SOC 1 (SAS 70) examination.

"Behind these acronyms, there is substantive value for our eDiscovery clients. These examinations give our clients assurance that our process is sound, and that we are committed to stringent measurements, transparency, and continuous improvements," said Nyi Htwe, Chief Technology Officer.

The examination was performed by BrightLine, an ANAB accredited Certification Body based in the United States.

Complete Discovery Source's web site is http://www.cdslegal.com

For more information about CDS' comprehensive focus on security visit http://cdslegal.com/security

About Complete Discovery Source - eDiscovery

Complete Discovery Source (CDS Legal) is the leader in eDiscovery, ranked number one by both the National Law Journal and New York Law Journal, and a trusted advisor to more than 75% of the Am Law 100 and a quarter of the Fortune 500. CDS Legal uses advanced, tested, and defensible technology and processes to support all stages of eDiscovery including planning, early case assessment, processing and production, review hosting, managed review, and cross-border global coverage. The company is an Orange-Level Best-in-Service Relativity Provider, the highest designation available, and is the developer of Nytrix™ CIY™, the proprietary cloud-based eDiscovery platform powered by CDS. CDS Legal is headquartered in New York, with regional offices in Washington DC, Chicago, and San Francisco. The company maintains high security, ISO 27001 certified hosting and SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type 2 tested data centers in New York, New Jersey, and Washington, DC.

About BrightLine

BrightLine CPAs and Associates, Inc. (BrightLine) is a global provider of assurance and compliance services. As the only company in the world fully accredited to provide a suite of services that includes SAS 70 audits, SSAE 16 examinations, PCI DSS compliance validations and ISO 27001 certifications, BrightLine offers clients a unique opportunity to achieve multiple compliance objectives through a single third party assessor. For more information, visit http://www.brightline.com.

CONTACT: David Uy Complete Discovery Source duy@cdslegal.com (202) 552-1689

Source: Complete Discovery Source