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Data Management Veterans Partner to Form Congruity360

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Enabling Customers & Partners with Complete End to End Data Management Solutions

Pembroke, MA (June 21, 2017) – Congruity LLC (Congruity), a data storage industry leader providing net new hardware sales and managed services, and KNJ, Inc. (KNJ), an electronic discovery consulting and professional services boutique, today announce the formation of Congruity360, a strategic union among innovators in their respective fields. Founded by industry leaders Sean Brady and Brian Davidson, co-founders of Congruity, MSDI, and Rockland IT Solutions; Kirk Carter, a veteran of several successful eDiscovery businesses including KNJ; and Mark Shirman, founder and former CEO of GlassHouse Technologies, Congruity360 is a comprehensive solution provider for complete enterprise data lifecycle management.

Congruity360 will deliver high-quality managed services and solutions across storage, migration, support, information governance, and turnkey colocation services within its privately-owned data center. Legal services, including eDiscovery, will be under the Congruity360 brand as KNJ360. Bolstered by expert-level engineers, technology-agnostic processes, and world-class logistics, Congruity360 is dedicated to reducing cost, driving innovation, and improving customer experience.

“Congruity360 excels by becoming an extension of our clients’ teams,” said Mark Shirman, Chief Operating Officer of Congruity360. “We provide comprehensive and high-quality solutions, giving customers more time to focus on their critical business strategies. We are successful when we make them more successful – a true partner through and through.”

“We wouldn’t have gotten where we are today, positioned for future growth because of the environment we were able to create, without Congruity360’s help,” said Wayne Campos, President and CEO of MIET Healthcare.

“Under the Congruity360 brand, KNJ360 will continue to deliver the exceptional responsiveness and service that our clients know and expect, while broadening our offerings,” said Kirk Carter, Managing Partner of Congruity360. “We will be able to implement cost-effective and comprehensive eDiscovery and information governance solutions by leveraging our shared resources, such as the company’s equipment, maintenance, and colocation data center services.”

Congruity360 will continue to grow its customer base through robust and agnostic partner programs and has recently announced a strategic training partnership with Pure Storage. Trainings will be conducted in Congruity360’s brand new state-of-the-art executive briefing center (EBC) at their data center located in Fall River, MA. The EBC is slated to open its doors in August 2017.

About Congruity360

Congruity360 is a comprehensive solution provider for complete data lifecycle management. By simplifying and optimizing IT infrastructures, Congruity360 empowers partners to focus on their core business competencies by increasing data reliability and reducing risk. Congruity360 is dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and transformation in an ever-evolving IT ecosystem.

About KNJ360

KNJ360, a Congruity360 brand, is an eDiscovery consulting boutique that develops innovative and effective workflows for information governance and electronic discovery matters. The team’s strategic approach is grounded in its expertise with top-tier technologies that allow for customizable implementations to suit individual corporate environments and legal matters. KNJ360’s accomplished eDiscovery consultants and project managers are litigation technology veterans who provide guidance and insight that goes beyond the expected.

KNJ Successfully Completes SOC 2 Examination of its Data Hosting Environment and Services

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Electronic discovery company passes rigorous third-party CPA audit, meeting criteria to provide enhanced security controls for client data security and availability

Santa Monica, CA – October 6, 2015 – KNJ, Inc. (KNJ), an eDiscovery consulting and professional services boutique today announced that the company has successfully completed the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 1 examination. The examination consisted of a CPA audit that evaluated KNJ’s controls relevant to security, availability, and confidentiality of its data hosting environment and services. Recognized as one the most stringent audit programs for service providers, KNJ is one the few litigation support companies of its size to receive this accreditation.

Conducted by Brightline, a leading provider of attestation and compliance services, the audit was performed in accordance with the following American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ applicable Trust Services Principles and Criteria:

  • Security: The system is protected against unauthorized access (both physical and logical).
  • Availability: The system is available for operation and use as committed or agreed.
  • Confidentiality: Information designated as confidential is protected as committed or agreed.

The successful results of the examination demonstrate KNJ’s commitment to its clients to provide the highest standards of operational excellence, security levels, system design and integrity, and application and data controls.

“We owe most of our growth and success to our clients and their ever evolving requirements that keep KNJ ‘diving deeper’ to remain competitive with larger players in the industry” said KNJ Founder Kirk Carter. “Successfully completing the SOC 2 examination proves KNJ is deeply committed to the security and confidentiality of our clients’ sensitive data, and providing the level of assurance a larger company can offer with the care and attention only our boutique firm can render.”

About KNJ, Inc.

KNJ, Inc. (www.knj.co) is a full-service eDiscovery consulting firm that develops innovative strategies for electronic discovery matters. The company’s strategic approach is grounded in its expertise with top-tier technologies that provide a flexible implementation to suit individual matters. KNJ’s accomplished team of project managers and litigation technology professionals provides invaluable eDiscovery consulting services to corporations, law firms, and government entities. (View or download brochure)

KNJ Selects CenturyLink Technology Solutions for Data Center Colocation Services

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Los Angeles-area eDiscovery consultancy expands IT capacity to support complex data-processing and forensic services

Santa Monica, CA – January 30, 2014 – KNJ Inc., a full-service electronic discovery consulting firm, today announced it will expand capacity to support large-scale software and forensic technology projects by adding a colocation presence in one of CenturyLink’s California data centers.

CenturyLink Technology Solutions, ranked by Frost & Sullivan as the No. 2 retail colocation provider, will provide advanced security, redundancy and low-latency connectivity to power KNJ’s legal technology and consulting services.

“Due to the nature of our business and clientele, we handle very sensitive and confidential information,” said KNJ Founder Kirk Carter. “By adding capacity through one of the country’s top data center providers, we can address our clients’ ever-growing storage and IT security needs securely and sustainably.”

CenturyLink Technology Solutions operates more than 50 state-of-the-art data centers worldwide, with more than 2.5 million square feet of gross raised floor space throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

“Our global data centers offer the foundational security, scale and stability organizations demand when working to ensure a solid client experience in the most efficient manner possible,” said Drew Leonard, vice president, colocation product management, CenturyLink Technology Solutions. “We look forward to working with KNJ as they use our colocation services to expand capacity securely and reliably for meeting the e-discovery needs of their clients.”

About CenturyLink Technology Solutions
CenturyLink Technology Solutions delivers innovative managed services for global businesses on virtual, dedicated and colocation platforms. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com/technology.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.

About KNJ, Inc.
KNJ, Inc. (www.knj.co) is a full-service eDiscovery consulting firm that develops innovative strategies for electronic discovery related services. The company’s strategic approach is grounded in its expertise with top-tier technologies, as well as in the customized implementation of these to suit individual matters. KNJ’s accomplished team of project managers and litigation technology professionals provide expert eDiscovery consulting services to corporations, law firms and government clients.

KNJ Partners with Index Engines to Deliver Innovative eDiscovery and Regulatory Compliance Strategies

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Santa Monica-based eDiscovery consultancy adds Index Engines’ direct indexing and culling ability to streamline its litigation workflow by creating a fast, powerful and defensible process for managing and reviewing ESI.

Santa Monica, CA – January 28, 2014 – KNJ, Inc. (KNJ), a full-service electronic discovery consulting firm announced today that it has partnered with Index Engines, a leader in enterprise information management and archiving solutions, to enhance KNJ’s regulatory compliance, early case assessment (ECA) and eDiscovery workflow with a customized integration of Index Engines’ Catalyst and Octane platforms.

Index Engines offers the fastest indexing products on the market—at processing speeds of up to 1 terabyte per hour—with robust search capabilities and audit trail reporting, which will be instrumental in defensibly transforming raw “big data” into manageable review datasets in record time.

Index Engines’ platforms, which can be deployed from behind a client’s firewall, the cloud or a virtual environment, can index and search data from any digital source for regulatory compliance and eDiscovery purposes at unprecedented speed and efficiency. In addition, these tools have the ability to search often troublesome media such as backup tapes, forensic images, Microsoft Exchange databases and partially corrupted files.

“We are thrilled to work with Index Engines and their powerful indexing tools because they will allow us to deliver creative strategies that will help to produce lean, responsive datasets for review within a remarkable time frame,” said KNJ Founder Kirk Carter. “In addition, the Catalyst and Octane platforms will enable KNJ to provide a more comprehensive offering, including information management solutions, to assist clients at the earliest stage of regulatory compliance and discovery.”

The addition of Index Engines’ Catalyst (for information governance and litigation readiness) and Octane (for ECA) to KNJ’s innovative eDiscovery toolbox, results in a host of strategic solutions that will deliver invaluable efficiencies to three major market segments: corporate, law firm and government clients.

For organizations facing heightened concerns surrounding the growth and management of big data, KNJ’s expanded offering will alleviate the burdens imposed when very large volumes of native files need to be produced quickly and efficiently.

“KNJ shares Index Engines’ philosophy of not only handling eDiscovery requests with unmatched speed and defensibility, but also preventing eDiscovery surprises with information governance and policy audits with proper archiving,” Index Engines Vice President Jim McGann said. “We’re excited to work with KNJ and look forward to many successful projects with them.”

Representatives from KNJ and Index Engines (booth #1315) will attend this year’s LegalTech conference, February 4 – 6 at the Hilton New York in Manhattan, and are available for private meetings and demonstrations. Please contact KNJ’s Kirk Carter directly at 310-234-1001 or kirk@knj.co, and Index Engines’ Michelle King at Michelle.King@IndexEngines.com.

About KNJ, Inc.
KNJ, Inc. (www.knj.co) is a full-service eDiscovery consulting firm that develops innovative strategies for electronic discovery related services. The company’s strategic approach is grounded in its expertise with top-tier technologies, as well as in the customized implementation of these to suit individual matters. KNJ’s accomplished team of project managers and litigation technology professionals provide expert eDiscovery consulting services to corporations, law firms and government clients.

About Index Engines, Inc.
Index Engines’ high-speed ESI collection and management platform makes the eDiscovery process time and cost efficient; enabling eDiscovery service providers to complete more complex projects under stricter deadlines and budgets with less man hours.

KNJ, Inc. Recognized as Viewpoint Premium Gold Partner

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SANTA MONICA, CA and HOUSTON, TX, November 21, 2013 – Lateral Data, a Xerox company, and KNJ, Inc., a leading provider of litigation technology consulting services and top-tier document review and forensic technology, today announced that KNJ has achieved Viewpoint Premium Gold Certified status. KNJ selected Viewpoint as its primary e-discovery platform in 2011.

Viewpoint Premium Gold is the highest certification level an organization can achieve. Gold-level status was based on a strictly administered evaluation of KNJ’s experience, infrastructure, and personnel. Included in the organizational evaluation is the requirement that personnel be certified in three areas: sales proficiency, processing administration, and review and analytics administration.

“KNJ has always focused on having the best of breed in all tools. As we began to grow we needed to find a tool that could manage the process from beginning to end and take away the pain of laborious data tracking between multiple tools. After extensive testing, we chose Viewpoint. It has been the best decision I have made regarding a tool. It has been a great three-year relationship,” said Kirk Carter, Founder and Owner of KNJ. “Being a Viewpoint Premium Gold Partner further demonstrates our commitment to having the most qualified people providing the highest level of Viewpoint service for our clients.”

KNJ offers Viewpoint as a hosted, on-demand platform to law firm and corporate legal departments. Viewpoint integrates data collection, pre-processing and processing, early case assessment, analysis, review and production functionality in a single product; eliminating the costs and inefficiencies traditionally associated with integrating disparate tools. Viewpoint’s scalable architecture allows for the processing of massive data populations, giving clients the ability to conduct early case assessments and analyze relevant data more quickly.

“We’re excited to recognize KNJ as a Viewpoint Premium Gold partner honoring our valuable long-term relationship with the KNJ team,” said Matt Berry, Lateral Data Founder. “This distinction demonstrates their dedication and success in providing outstanding Viewpoint services to their clients.”

About KNJ
KNJ, Inc. is a full service litigation consulting firm developing innovative strategies for electronic discovery related services. KNJ provides quality litigation consulting services for corporations, law firms and government entities. The KNJ strategic approach is grounded in an expertise of top-tier technologies, as well as the implementation of standardized project management protocols. KNJ consultants continually research emerging technologies and e-discovery trends. To learn more, visit www.knjgroup.net.

About Lateral Data
Lateral Data’s Viewpoint™ e-discovery software is an all-inclusive platform that integrates collection, early case assessment, pre-processing and processing, analysis, review and production functionality into a single, powerful platform. Lateral Data’s client base consists of global e-discovery service providers, consulting firms, corporations and law firms that have chosen Viewpoint to manage e-discovery with one tool from end-to-end. Houston-based Lateral Data was founded in 2003 and acquired by Xerox Corporation in July of 2012. To learn more, visit www.lateraldata.com.

L.A. Litigation Support Provider KNJ Group Inc. Consolidates E-Discovery Services On Lateral Data’s Viewpoint

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E-Discovery software leader Lateral Data, LP today announced that KNJ Group Inc., one of Los Angeles’ leading consulting and litigation support service providers, has standardized its e-Discovery services on Lateral Data’s Viewpoint™ technology platform. Using Viewpoint as its core application, KNJ Group will be able to unify the processing, review and production of electronically stored information for its law firm and corporate clients, of whom many are among the largest in the U.S.

Staffed by professionals with more than 20 years of experience, Santa Monica-based KNJ Group is highly regarded for its ability to leverage e-Discovery technology to address the unique needs of each of the firm’s clients. The company prides itself on monitoring changes in the fast-moving e-Discovery field, identifying and adopting solutions that can maximize both effectiveness and cost-savings.

“Electronic discovery gets more complex every day. That’s why our clients are excited about one-piece solutions with the bandwidth to solve problems quickly,” said Kirk M. Carter, President of KNJ Group Inc. “Lateral Data’s Viewpoint is a true innovation. It’s the most complete solution we have ever tested —not only because it executes all phases of e-Discovery, but gives the Consultant the ability to solve problems like data reintroduction, error files, de-nisting and other complex problems. In the legal field, time is the one commodity you can’t get more of—and Viewpoint will help us, and our clients, remove the delays to effective e-Discovery.”

Viewpoint, Lateral Data’s flagship product, is a licensed solution that facilitates virtually all the major components of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) spectrum including collection and preservation of data, pre-processing, full processing, analysis, review and production. The product was developed over a seven year period of real-world use by a legal services company, giving it significant advantages in both core and convenience features over products developed by software companies not in the legal profession.

Featuring a familiar Outlook-style interface, Viewpoint can execute tasks at speeds two to five times that of other leading platforms. It delivers all the E-discovery tasks a service provider needs in a single package, enabling the user to do more with a dramatically smaller technology investment.

“KNJ Group’s prominence in the Southern California legal community is exceptional. Having it as a partner is a powerful testimony to the popularity of Viewpoint,” said Matt Berry, Founder and CEO of Lateral Data, LP. “We’re excited by the potential for increased exposure of Viewpoint to a whole new community of clients in Los Angeles and the entire Southland area.”

Viewpoint, now in Version 5.0, is currently available for licensing. Lateral Data will be exhibiting Viewpoint at LegalTech West, May 17-18 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. For more about Viewpoint, visit the company’s exhibit at Booth 512, log on to www.lateraldata.com, or call (877) 592-8585.

About Lateral Data:

Lateral Data, LP is a software development and data processing company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Founded in 2003, the company has focused its software development and services efforts in the e-Discovery market; its flagship software application, Viewpoint™, covers the primary components of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, bringing end-to-end simplicity and affordability to service providers, corporate legal departments, law firms and OEMs. Viewpoint is available stand-alone or for multi-tenant environments. To learn more, visit www.lateraldata.com.