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
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
"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
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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Guidance Software, Inc.
Brigitte Engel, 626-768-4631