Pasadena, Calif. (April 2, 2013) – Guidance Software (NASDAQ: GUID), the World Leader in Digital Investigations™, announced today EnCase® eDiscovery 5.2, the latest version of its comprehensive e-discovery software with additional legal hold control, military-grade encryption, and faster data transfer to EnCase® eDiscovery Review.
The release is the latest version of EnCase eDiscovery, which integrates complete e-discovery workflow functionality – from legal hold and preservation to SaaS-based review and production. Named a “leader” in Gartner’s 2012 Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery, EnCase eDiscovery provides in-house counsel with control and oversight of every phase of the e-discovery process.
“As data volumes continue to skyrocket, legal holds grow in complexity and difficulty with each additional day of forwarded emails, downloaded documents and corporate data walking out the door on personal devices,” said David Horrigan, Esq., E-Discovery and Information Governance Analyst at 451 Research. “Those of us who have served as in-house counsel appreciate the need for new technologies to improve legal hold and litigation preparation processes.”
New Legal Hold, Encryption and Speed Improvements
The legal hold capabilities included in EnCase eDiscovery now streamline the management of custodians by allowing for designation of individuals within a group as “inactive” or “active.” This feature enables reviewers to save time by selecting a logical workgroup of custodians, with the flexibility to make exceptions for those not involved with the current matter via the inactive status.
EnCase eDiscovery also now supports a new level of security protection with AES-256 encryption for collected data, providing the industry’s highest level of encryption for sensitive data residing in the cloud or in other areas outside of the corporate network. Users can set encryption options when the job is created and also lockdown access to their global repository with secure tracking and administration of keys and passwords.
File transfer speed to the SaaS-based EnCase eDiscovery Review platform is also improved in Version 5.2, allowing review teams to begin their work more quickly and efficiently. The improvements are two-fold with the addition of intelligent data transfer and packet compression. Now only data that is new to the repository is sent, reducing the total volume of documents transferred. Packet compression has also been added, further reducing data volume and transfer time. In-house counsel also has access to real-time data integrity reports that track network transmission status to provide transparency into the data-transfer process.
“EnCase eDiscovery helps in-house counsel take control of their complete e-discovery process and better manage their costs,” said Victor Limongelli, Guidance Software president and chief executive officer. “The new features in this software version further improve the efficiency and collaboration of the e-discovery process for our customers.”
About Guidance Software, Inc.
Guidance Software is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in digital investigative solutions. Its EnCase® Enterprise platform is used by numerous government agencies, more than 65 percent of the Fortune 100, and more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500, to conduct digital investigations of servers, laptops, desktops, and mobile devices. Built on the EnCase Enterprise platform are market-leading electronic discovery and cyber security solutions, EnCase® eDiscovery and EnCase® Cybersecurity, which enable organizations to respond to litigation discovery requests, proactively perform data discovery for compliance purposes, and conduct speedy and thorough security incident response. For more information about Guidance Software, visit www.guidancesoftware.com.
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