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.