Axcelerate Collection Services powered by EnCase

A new professional service offering for complete collections

I consider myself a car enthusiast; I enjoy track days and turning a wrench, but there are certain projects that I would rather have a professional with experience complete. Changing your oil is one thing, replacing your rod bearings is another. Collecting electronically stored information (ESI) for eDiscovery, litigation, compliance and due diligence is a lot like this situation. A small internal matter with a couple laptops? That’s not too hard, we can probably collect and process that ESI ourselves without excessive risk. What about a major service? Dozens or hundreds of laptops, phones and other endpoints across multiple office sites tied to a lawsuit or an imminent deadline? Unless I had a lot more tools and training, I’d call a professional.

The need for enterprise eDiscovery collections

Collecting data from all those endpoints is no small task. If the data isn’t maintained forensically, it could be manipulated or corrupted. If the process isn’t reliable, it could be called into question. Devices need dongles, connectors, and adapters; employees have to get back to work. While there are plenty of enterprises that have invested in the technology and training to enable a successful in-house process, it is still a daunting task for others just getting started. Even for the initiated, there are some sensitive projects that they would rather rely on a third-party for, either for legal or political reasons.

Standardize and simplify the data collection process

OpenText Discovery is now offering collections as a service, leveraging EnCase software, OpenText Professional Services and several decades of collective (pun intended) experience. We help scope the project to build an understanding of timelines, costs, and results. We follow standardized and repeatable processes that are accountable and defensible. From the time your data is captured, until it is ultimately produced to a regulator, court or opposing counsel, it is consistently tracked and audited.

For remote collection projects, we provide the latest version of EnCase hosted in the cloud to securely connect into your network and endpoints for targeted or whole disk collections. For on-site collection projects, we bring the all the hardware necessary including our own proprietary TX1 Tableau Forensic Imager devices with all the latest firmware, laptops preloaded with the latest EnCase and Axcelerate software, plus all the accessories, adapters, cables, connectors, and dongles necessary for a one-shot collection.

For best results, use the best collections technology

EnCase is the world’s most trusted collection software, full stop. It’s been cited in hundreds of cases and has won SC Magazine’s “Best Computer Forensic Solution” award for 8 consecutive years, beating out AccessData and Forensic Toolkit (FTK). Law enforcement agencies around the world use EnCase to investigate devices like Osama Bin Laden’s laptop or Casey Anthony’s digital camera. Some of the world’s largest organizations already leverage EnCase for their own collection projects. Try it on your next project and see why EnCase is “the name to go with in the collection field.”

Complete the project with the best eDiscovery review platform

For many projects, collection is just the beginning and we know that the data will have to be thoroughly reviewed by legal teams. That’s why we also equip the collections team with our award-winning Axcelerate eDiscovery and investigation software. We can process and ingest the collected data straight through to Axcelerate all in one go. Your legal team can sit down and begin interrogating the data using all of Axcelerate’s powerful analytics, visualizations, and machine learning. Immediately understand who your prime custodians are communicating with using Axcelerate’s communication maps. Leverage unsupervised machine learning to automatically organize data into conceptually related groups. As key evidence is identified early in the process a supervised machine learning algorithm automatically builds a data model to “find more like this.”

Want to learn more? Read the solution overview or schedule a complimentary consultation.

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Adam Kuhn

Adam is an eDiscovery attorney and the Director of Product Marketing at OpenText Discovery. He holds an advanced certification for the Axcelerate eDiscovery platform and is responsible for research, education and outreach programs. Adam also serves as a Senior Research Fellow at the McCarthy Institute for IP & Technology Law at the University of San Francisco School of Law.

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