Guidance Software Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID), the World Leader in Digital Investigations™, today announced EnCase® eDiscovery v5, the newest version of its industry-leading e-discovery software. Strengthening its “Leader” position in Gartner’s 2012 Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery, Version 5 delivers a seamless integration with Guidance’s CaseCentral, the pioneer of cloud-based e-discovery review and production. With this new release, EnCase eDiscovery v5 gives in-house counsel control and oversight of every phase of the electronic discovery process, from legal hold, collection, preservation, and early case assessment (ECA) to document review and production, significantly reducing the risk and cost of e-discovery.
“Organizations seeking enterprise-grade e-discovery applications often find disparate point products requiring extensive manual effort to integrate,” said David Horrigan, Analyst for E-Discovery and Information Governance at 451 Research. “We believe EnCase eDiscovery’s integration of behind-the-firewall legal hold, collection, preservation, and early case assessment with CaseCentral, Guidance’s cloud review platform, makes perfect sense, as it addresses this issue with a platform combining forensics and review as well as cloud and on-premises capabilities.”
With significant performance improvements delivered in v5 through new parallel processing capabilities and enhanced search and indexing algorithms, EnCase eDiscovery extends its long-standing leadership as the fastest collection and processing e-discovery product.
“When we acquired CaseCentral, we had a vision for an integrated platform that would enable corporate counsel to avoid the black box of outsourced e-discovery and to take control of the process, risks, and costs,” said Victor Limongelli, Guidance Software President and CEO. “We’ve now delivered on that vision with an integrated product that offers one-click upload to our cloud review offering as part of a superior, controlled, and highly collaborative e-discovery environment. Moreover, with the increased speed, scalability and legal hold enhancements that we are delivering, EnCase eDiscovery v5 becomes the most intuitive, powerful, and manageable e-discovery product for corporate counsel departments.”