Xerox has announced the acquisition of e-discovery technology provider Lateral Data.

Lateral Data's flagship software, Viewpoint, enables corporate legal departments and law firms to manage the entire e-discovery lifecycle using a single, in-house solution. Legal and IT departments can lower the total cost of e-discovery by streamlining cumbersome and time-consuming processes that traditionally require the purchase of disparate products and services from multiple vendors.

Using Viewpoint, clients can simplify the collection, analysis, review and management of data across complex information sources—including social media, servers, email, desktops and cloud-based email and business collaboration platforms like Google Docs and Microsoft SharePoint—all from a single platform. Viewpoint can be deployed in the cloud or installed behind the client's firewall.

The Viewpoint platform also offers advanced capabilities for filtering and processing data up to five times faster than any e-discovery software, giving clients the ability to conduct early case assessments and analyze relevant data sooner. This reduces costs related to processing, reviewing and hosting non-relevant data at the beginning of a legal matter.

Lateral Data's management team and all employees will remain with the company. Offices will continue to be located in Houston.