Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID), the World Leader in Digital Investigations™, today announced the first integration of EnCase® eDiscovery, a complete e-discovery suite, with Box, an enterprise cloud content management platform. Together, the new integration will enable enterprise customers to securely search, collect and preserve electronically stored information (ESI) located on Box with EnCase eDiscovery just as easily as with on-premise data, while responding to litigation, arbitration, and internal or regulatory investigations. EnCase eDiscovery is used by organizations to reduce risk and costs through comprehensive in-house e-discovery capabilities. With the Box integration, corporate attorneys and law firms can dramatically reduce the time required to collect and preserve chain of custody for information stored in Box for faster review and analysis. This integration also reduces the overall cost of e-discovery by collecting only the most relevant information. "In order for Box to meet the challenges of highly regulated industries, such as legal services, we are committed to working with partners like Guidance Software to support e-discovery and compliance requirements without compromising user experience and productivity," said Whitney Bouck, senior vice president and general manager of enterprise at Box. “With the new Box and EnCase eDiscovery integration, our customers now have a scalable, reliable and secure way for effectively managing their electronically stored documents in the cloud, allowing them to respond and collaborate on legal matters more quickly and efficiently.” Ranked as a leader in e-discovery software by Gartner three years in a row, EnCase eDiscovery is a comprehensive and scalable solution for effectively managing electronically stored documents in litigation, arbitration, and internal or regulatory investigations, significantly reducing e-discovery risk and costs. EnCase eDiscovery provides oversight of the entire e-discovery workflow, from legal hold to identification, collection, preservation, processing, first-pass review, best-in-class early case assessment (ECA), review, and production capabilities.
“Box has focused on bringing enterprise-grade cloud storage to the market, making them a perfect partner for EnCase eDiscovery,” said Victor Limongelli, Guidance Software President and CEO. “Inside counsel and information security teams are beginning to collaborate on processes and best practices, and their essential technologies must do so, as well.”Integration Enables Visibility and Control over ESI Managed in Box Risk management and legal teams gain the following from the EnCase eDiscovery integration with Box:
- Instant Visibility of content housed in Box. EnCase eDiscovery can quickly scan Box and identify potentially relevant ESI based on specific criteria. Legal and IT support teams can access Box data in a forensically sound manner as the integration keeps metadata and content intact, then makes it available to dispersed collaboration groups as needed.
- Centralized Access to data that may be required for e-discovery, increasing speed while preventing inadvertent sharing of sensitive data.
- Rapid Response to Legal Matters becomes a critical advantage in responding to regulatory requests. By only collecting relevant ESI, workloads are reduced, along with risks and costs associated with manual procedures, such as copying files and burning DVDs.
- Lifecycle Control supports a defensible process for retention and deletion (dispensation) of all data relevant in legal matters, whether stored on premise or on Box.