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Encase eDiscovery

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With Encase eDiscovery, effectively manage electronically stored documents in litigation, arbitration, and internal or regulatory investigations significantly reduces the risk and cost associated with e-discovery.

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Encase eDiscovery review by Vennela R.
Vennela R.
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"Importance of EnCase in eDiscovery"

What do you like best?

EnCase is a very effective and robust tool in the field of eDiscovery. We can see that almost 90% of the companies(eDiscovery) have licensed versions of the tool being used in their environment. This can be possible only if the tool gives desired results in minimum amount of time. It is one among the tools whose results are court admissible and are internationally accepted.

Coming to my opinion on the tool, it is very very simple to use and has almost everything required for analysis in a lot more organised manner. The Case Analyzer and EnScript is best part of it. Being a technical person I feel so happy about developing any EnScript I want for regular purpose. The case analyzer gives me a quick over view his/her activities, which in turn helps in making quick decision on deciding time factors for any project. EnCase is even able to handle almost all the encryption. The Reporting also fulfills basic reporting needs. All these resoans totally suported my decision in taking up EnCase Certification. I am really happy with the tool. Thanks to Guidance Software. These guys are amazing.

What do you dislike?

Some parts which I would like to add in new versions can be

1) It should be able to support AD1 format of image as usually incident respondents take up FTK Imager for Imaging the collections.

2) It would be better if EnCase highlights the 'Bad Signature' files with some color coding, by default. Color coding can be used in many instances.

3) Creating local files in 'AppData' folder when EnCase Imager is used to for collections.

I hope they will be fixing these issues soon. I am delighted with tool and its performance.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You can opt this tool with no doubt. Its worth!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently I am working for one among the Big Four in eDiscovery field.

I use EnCase in my day to day life.

Clients are very happy with the results we provide them using EnCase. I feel better because even client understand the language of eDiscovery such as image, MD5, EnCase verification error, etc while using EnCase. This vast is EnCase utilization.

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Encase eDiscovery review by Brent S.
Brent S.
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"Clunky but powerful"

What do you like best?

I like the ability to gather information from multiple sources across the enterprise, including Sharepoint, local workstations, and file shares.

What do you dislike?

Be very careful when setting up anything in the product (custodians, targets, collections, etc) as there is no easy way to remove or change them if you make a mistake.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you have a solid understanding of your environment and a service account with administrative access for different systems. Run multiple test cases and iron out your process before trying to use the system in a live environment.

Make sure to incorporate QC into your process before kicking off collections. You can edit a collection right up until you start the job, but if there is a typo or you need to tweak your collection criteria, you will need to create a new collection and abandon the existing collection. You cannot delete the abandoned collection though, so your workspace can get cluttered if you have too many failed jobs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Large scale legal collections are much faster and easier to document in Encase eDiscovery than manually collecting everything with various other tools.

What eDiscovery solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Encase eDiscovery review by Jeff B.
Jeff B.
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"EnCase eDiscovery has come a long way since the inception. "

What do you like best?

Familiarity. It is easy for me to do what I need to do in a short amount of time because it is what I have used for the past 7 years.

Functionality. It can hit more of the shares that I want, and is only limited to our own network team's granted permissions, which means legal can bring the hammer down on the network team in order to get what we need.

What do you dislike?

Software seems bloated at times, struggling to keep up with itself. I understand there is a large amount of data to process, but when there are PST files to process that are password protected, EnCase isn't smart enough to go ahead and remove the password or prompt for the password. Instead it dumps out Exception Lists.

Exception lists. The bane of everything EnCase. Exceptions for everything. Documentation of those exceptions often times takes the longest amount of time in the process before delivery.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do not install the latest version. They keep churning them out, but little things can and do break.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Litigation support and forensics work. The benefits are outstanding. Everyone seems to know how to work Guidance's software. It can chew through large chunks of data and not die completely - instead it has mini strokes which I've talked about before (being the exception reports).

Encase eDiscovery review by Todd H.
Todd H.
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"EnCase eDiscovery continues to be a stable platform that does the job"

What do you like best?

There are many things to like about the tool. It is fairly easy to learn with a fairly intuitive interface. The treelike structure of display of a device is pretty simple, and a lot of the common used items are easily accessible off of the main page. It is easy to deploy servlets in enterprise mode. It is easy to grab and analyze information. There is also a built in "community" of experts and users that are more than willing to help you out as needed.

What do you dislike?

In the past you had to rely on user created EnScripts to do certain things that you needed to do. That has gotten better and there are more built in functionalities with the newer versions. To fully understand how to use the tool to its ability it does require quite a bit of time, training, reading, and studying - although I am guessing that is the case with most forensics tools.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would definitely evaluate the rest of the competition, but overall still believe that EnCase is the top tool out there. Others have duplicated and tried to make it easier to use from what I have seen in demos, etc. but if you want the standard bearer, and have a little bit of budget to spend, you can't go wrong with this - it is basically the godfather of computer forensics in my opinion, and over the years has remained relevant and is still one of the top dogs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it for simple gathering of information when people exit the company to package up for their former leader. We also use it to capture information (entire devices or keyword searched devices) in the event of a legal situation. We are able to conduct full legal holds without outside help with the use of this tool, which saves quite a bit of money.

Encase eDiscovery review by Randy R.
Randy R.
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"Powerhouse eDiscovery and Forensic Tool"

What do you like best?

Overall features of the program all for fast and accurate collection from a corporate network. The ability to collect from multiple sources such as SAFE, folders, Email (exchange, O365, POP, etc), and cloud drives.

What do you dislike?

IT does have limited O365 abilities in its current version, but an update is promised. Also, there are some areas where editing or deleting the collection would be beneficial without affecting the back end database.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great tool to collect data across an enterprise organization. Compared to other tools, ECC is more user friendly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The biggest benefit is toe ability to collect data from a machine with a SAFE collection. This allows the job to restart until the collection completes. This is helpful if the user is VPN and not always online.

Encase eDiscovery review by Dave M.
Dave M.
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"well known digital forensics platform"

What do you like best?

Easy to use GUI.

If you put the effort into creating report templates, you can ensure everyone's work product has a similar look and feel.

What do you dislike?

Doesn't support popular Linux filesystems like XFS that is now the default on CentOS installs (X-Ways does).

Recommendations to others considering the product

It seems like Guidance is heading the "end point" direction, which would be more applicable for a large enterprise, not one off digital forensics.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My firm does incident response and digital forensics for our customers.

Encase eDiscovery review by User in Gambling & Casinos
User in Gambling & Casinos
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"engineer"

What do you like best?

The stability and ongoing development of Guidance products. Features are continually added.

What do you dislike?

License management can be difficult. Case portability between analysts and workstations is difficult. The new file structure is more fragile that the the older platform.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The live training classes are world class and provide much greater benefit and knowledge transfer than independent or online instruction. Find a practice environment where you can hone unique queries across single and large scale nodes. Have planted and then find an obscure datem to test your skill as well as that of the tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Standard case management and analysis. Nothing especially unique. Considering remote implementation versus onsite collections.

Encase eDiscovery review by Luiz Fernando M.
Luiz Fernando M.
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"Great experience, i have a special feeling with this produtc"

What do you like best?

For me, the best of the EnCase Products is the Nerd look of the tool. It is very technical and i like this. The compatibly of many operation system, file system.

What do you dislike?

For some people, with few knowledge of computer, the Encase probably will be a trick tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Because of great compatibility, the EnCase solve some problems in a case with many different types of operation systems.

Encase eDiscovery review by Consultant in Management Consulting
Consultant in Management Consulting
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"Usage of Encase for many years"

What do you like best?

The availability to see content in context of where on a system it is found. The searching capability is great due at finding information that is essential.

What do you dislike?

The interface could use some work there is lots of little things that have to be clicked to get things to work. In the past version it was not so cumbersome. Some times the speed of processing is a bit slow.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Encase is a solid platform the version 7 across the board was a tough transition. i still find the older version, easier to get quick answers with. The interface is just not as intuitive and doesn't have easy ways to look at data related to the data you are viewing

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My firm help organizations with databreaches and litigation support. Ediscovery is a big part of our day-to-day activity.

Encase eDiscovery review by Todd S.
Todd S.
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"EDisco Review"

What do you like best?

The ability to collect, cull and deliver eDiscovery ESI in an automated process.

What do you dislike?

Web interface could use some improvement to make it easier for lawyers to navigate.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

By retaining eDiscovery costs internally we have paid for the expense of the capital investment within two cases.

Encase eDiscovery review by Collette K.
Collette K.
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"EnCase eDiscovery Review"

What do you like best?

No indexing, easy to create searches, can reach out to multiple data sources

What do you dislike?

No Symantec Evault compatibility, the price compared to other products on the market

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fast data collection based on specific keywords and file data, from a variety of sources, easy to use

Encase eDiscovery review by Consultant in Defense & Space
Consultant in Defense & Space
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"Impressive product"

What do you like best?

Does a great job at gathering discovery data from the many sources across an enterprise.

What do you dislike?

Has a bit of a learning curve and is a bit on the expensive side (there are less expensive competitors). I recall the cloud (e.g. Office 365) functionality could use some improvement.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be sure to fully evaluate the market to ensure this is the right solution for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were solving an edisovery challenge, difficult to gather data throughout an enterprise without a product like this.

Encase eDiscovery review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Higher Education
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Higher Education
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"The Go To forensic suite"

What do you like best?

The EnScript support is pretty strong and relevant. The navigation within the forensic suite is easy to comprehend. Many other forensic examiners so there's a common ground with the majority of forensic examiners.

What do you dislike?

The file carving capabilities are less than desirable. Frequent case backups create significant performance issues and basically halt your examination.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Purchase this tools but understand you'll still need a solid file carving tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I investigate crimes that involve electronic evidence in one fashion or another.

Encase eDiscovery review by Consultant
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"Good platform for in-House ediscovery"

What do you like best?

Relatively easy to use. Training programs available. Automated processes and scripts available for use.

What do you dislike?

Still requires training that doesn’t come cheap.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Employee departure management (from a data perspective). Preservation and forensic examination of employee devices.

Encase eDiscovery review by Jesus C.
Jesus C.
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"I think this is the best product for eForensic"

What do you like best?

The easy and comprehensive way to locate and display the results

What do you dislike?

The high price and the absense of personal version for independent researchers

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All related with windows operative system investigations

Encase eDiscovery review by Executive Sponsor in Law Practice
Executive Sponsor in Law Practice
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"Solid for forensics"

What do you like best?

Encase is well known among those who sometimes need to conduct forensic examinations of computers, and when there are opposing sides, both typically can agree that Encase is an appropriate tool.

What do you dislike?

The software vernacular is not always intuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

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What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Investigations to determine whether employees may have taken electronic files with them when ending employment.

Encase eDiscovery review by Michael C.
Michael C.
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"Expansive coverage of computer data search and collection"

What do you like best?

It's robust searching capabilities and ability to locate computers on the network within minutes.

What do you dislike?

Reporting functionality could be more tailored.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Practice the tool and test it to ensure it is doing what you expect it to do. The product is a solid and well designed application but tools are only as good as their users.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Litigation support eDiscovery collection of targeted data based on custodian names and date ranges.

Encase eDiscovery review by Craig D.
Craig D.
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"eDiscovery made possible with EnCase"

What do you like best?

Easy to use for eDiscovery to gather information from network locations and email.

What do you dislike?

Gathering forensics from different phones still needs polished.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Legal requests.

Encase eDiscovery review by Mario B.
Mario B.
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"EnCase review"

What do you like best?

I really like the user interface. I also liked the ability to bring in images of drives and the ability to search for regular expression characters.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing about Encase that I disliked.

Recommendations to others considering the product

none

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Computers forensics.

Encase eDiscovery review by Michal N.
Michal N.
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"Encase eDiscovery Review"

What do you like best?

I like that you can perform analysis and first-ass review capabilities at any stage of the eDiscovery process.

What do you dislike?

That the EnCE certification does not really encompass everything needed to cover the e-discovery area.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We often need to prepare evidence for the legal team and with eDiscovery we can get facts to them faster and reduce the number of data sets.

Encase eDiscovery review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Information Technology and Services
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Information Technology and Services
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"Update your mobile forensic tools to include oder devices. "

What do you like best?

Early Case assessment features - Pre-Collection Analytics

What do you dislike?

software seems slower then your competitors

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

data collections - easy to import into database

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