Guidance Software Announces Industry-first Integration Between EnCase EDiscovery And Box

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.

More than 180,000 businesses and 97 percent of the Fortune 500 use Box to manage and collaborate around their information. Box enables enterprises to upload and organize files, share, and control access to documents all in a single, secure location online. Information stored on Box can be accessed anywhere, and with any device. The company was recently named a leader in the Forrester Wave™ File Sync & Share Platforms Q3 2013 report.

The EnCase eDiscovery solution is available to Box Enterprise or Elite customers.

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, EnCase Cybersecurity, and EnCase Analytics. They empower organizations to respond to litigation discovery requests, perform sensitive data discovery for compliance purposes, conduct speedy and thorough security incident response, and reveal previously hidden advanced persistent threats or malicious insider activity. For more information about Guidance Software, visit www.encase.com.

EnCase®, EnScript®, FastBloc®, EnCE®, EnCEP®, Guidance Software™ and Tableau™ are registered trademarks or trademarks owned by Guidance Software in the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be used without prior written permission. All other trademarks and copyrights referenced in this press release are the property of their respective owners.

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