Guidance Software, a provider of digital Forensics and E-Discovery solutions, today announced the release of EnCase eDiscovery 5.2, the latest version of the company’s e-discovery software designed to provide in-house counsel with control and oversight throughout the e-discovery process.
The updated version brings additional legal hold control, military-grade encryption, and faster data transfer to the EnCase eDiscovery Review platform.
The legal hold features included in EnCase eDiscovery now help streamline the management of custodians by allowing for designation of individuals within a group as “inactive” or “active”, the company said.
Higher levels of security comes as a result of AES-256 encryption for collected data, providing high level 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, the company said.
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. Performance-wise, the improvements are two-fold for the file transfer speed to the its SaaS-based EnCase eDiscovery Review platform. Packet compression has also been added, further reducing data volume and transfer time.
Additionally, 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.
“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.”