Identifying and collecting electronically stored information (ESI) for litigation is becoming more of a challenge. Data volumes are growing significantly and sources of the content is becoming more complex. Time frames for collection are being compressed, and early case assessment requirements are putting litigation support teams under the gun, to cost effectively, produce the data required for their clients in challenging timeframes and with more and more precision.
Litigation Support Professionals require flexible solutions to identify and collect ESI from a wide range of sources, quickly and accurately. Sources of collection today have expanded beyond user desktops and forensic images, to large network servers and legacy backup tapes. Using a single platform to index, search and extract ESI from all these sources is critical to meeting deadlines and managing costs. With a single solution, searching can be performed across multiple sources, de-duping of the content, and then quickly culling large volumes of data, to deliver the relevant set of results for review.
Early case assessment requirements can also be easily met using a single platform for the collection, processing, and delivery of ESI. Using a platform that can easily connect to any source, and quickly index and search the content, extracting it into an archive for review is critical to success. Using multiple tools and processes delays the project and makes the data less reliable as it must be moved from one tool to the next.
It is important to select identification and collection platform that also supports backup tapes. Backup tapes have been neglected as a source of ESI in the past; however they have quickly become a reliable and convenient source of ESI. Backup tapes are a point in time snapshot of user data and emails. It is far more convenient to collect data from tape than from a live production environment. Many litigation support professionals are now realizing the benefits of tape, and taking advantage of its convenience, now that the costs and time for access to data on tape has decreased significantly and are in some cases less expensive versus collecting from production environments.
Index Engines Approach:
Index Engines provides the most cost-effective and comprehensive electronic discovery and early case assessment solution on the market today. Index Engines solutions provide the following:
FLEXIBILITY - Deployment options allow access to Index Engines technology through value added service providers, who provide solutions to manage the ESI collection process. Additionally, a cloud service is available for backup tapes so they can be indexed and searched using a web-based interface, where you can tag ESI for extraction. Onsite deployment of the technology is also available for larger capacity processing.
ACCESS - Delivers a single unified view into all data sources, from forensic images and networks to legacy backup tapes. No other product can get access to all this data allowing de-duplication and queries to be performed across a wide data set, simplifying the culling process.
EFFICIENCY - Process large volumes of data quickly, from networks to backup tapes. A unique patented architecture processes speeds of 1TB per hour using a single node. Large volumes of data can be quickly processed and culled in order to meet even the tightest deadlines. A single Index Engine can process up to 70 TB of data from any source.
EASE OF USE: Most important is to have an interface that is automated and easy to use. Index Engines automatically eliminates unnecessary files and emails using powerful deNISTing and de-duplication algorithms. The intuitive interface delivers one click culling to eliminate full email domains and file locations, allowing for rapid filtering of the content.
LOWERING COSTS: Providing a cost effective platform for delivering access to data on networks, forensic images and even backup tapes. Because of the efficiency built into the platform the predictable costs are lower than other solutions and in line with litigation support budgets. Additionally, Index Engines allows you to consolidate multiple tools into a single unified identification and collection platform that simplifies the project.