Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX)  has signed an agreement to acquire e-discovery company MetaLINCS. E-discovery refers to any process in which electronic data is sought, located or secured with the intent of using it as evidence in a civil or criminal legal case.

MetaLINCS' patent-pending software helps companies respond to litigation and regulatory issues that require them to search large volumes of electronic data. The deal will make MetaLINCS a part of the Seagate Services Group.

MetaLINCS' E-Discovery software automatically analyzes e-mails, documents and associated metadata, and presents visual analysis of people, conversations, concepts and communication patterns. The new E-Discovery platform will allow Seagate Services to offer businesses, law firms, and litigation service partners one-stop sourcing for archive, recovery and collection review tools and services.

Seagate's new e-discovery offerings will also include complete business continuity, compliance and disaster recovery services, and a wide range of data recovery, data migration and data accessibility solutions.

Published on: Dec 6, 2007