|earlyCASE Unveils Native EnCase Support in its SaaS Discovery Early Case Assessment Software|
Analyze and extract files from EnCase images in the early case assessment process without having EnCase installed on your computer
ATLANTA, GA (December 04, 2008) – Atlanta-based earlyCASE, a leader in advanced early case assessment for Electronically Stored Information (ESI) and eDiscovery, today released full native support for EnCase images and Encase Evidence Files (E01) in its eDiscovery early case assessment software available as Software-as-a-Service “SaaS” from www.earlycase.com. earlyCASE is a SaaS web-based eDiscovery application which uses an on-demand deployment model (runs on your local PC) and analyzes the ESI that your computer can access in-place without the data ever leaving your computer or network.
earlyCASE allows you to quickly see and understand all of your data (including EnCase Images) before it is processed for discovery. It supports multiple languages, extracts metadata, generates hash values, detects duplicates, email conversation threads and creates a local inventory database of documents and emails. earlyCASE allows users to make informed discovery decisions and easily cut down the size of data sets through filter and culling rules before going into the meet and confer, discovery processing and document review.
In the past, looking at the contents and extracting files from an EnCase image required special software licenses and training. With earlyCASE, handling EnCase images in the early case assessment process is as easy and seamless as zip files. With the release today of the latest version of earlyCASE, you can extract files from EnCase images and analyze them along with the other ESI you have without any additional software or costs.
“We are excited to add native support for EnCase images to the list of content types that we can process in earlyCASE. The low cost and flexibility that eDiscovery early case assessment as a software- as-a-service delivers is unparalled,” said Tom Strack, CEO of earlyCASE. “earlyCASE brings an immediate and real understanding to the eDiscovery process at the earliest moment, the lowest cost, and at an unprecedented speed, giving clients a more realistic view into what data they have at stake and the budgets associated with handling the ESI. With data storage continuing to increase in size, it is common to have terabytes of information to process and review. earlyCASE can rapidly analyze that data and decrease the data sets that need to be reviewed, reducing not only eDiscovery budgets, but managing their legal risk. earlyCASE can process the data in-place without it ever leaving where it is stored, using your own people and equipment and without any per gigabyte charges. “
earlyCASE is offered in three versions, a Basic (FREE) version, a Professional version for a small flat rate charge, regardless of the amount of data you analyze, and an enterprise edition. The Basic version offers 28+ high-quality eDiscovery reports, one which estimates your processing and review budget while providing an immediate understanding of your data. With the Professional version, Lotus Notes & EnCase images are processed, a 26(f) report for meet and confer is available to help clients reduce legal risk exposure by offering a necessary view of the legal case information —custodians, context, third parties, and more. earlyCASE provides you the tools and results to best understand, define and memorialize the ESI going into the meet and confer. Duplicate document detection, container processing (zip, rar, arc), Lotus Notes NSF’s and EnCase images are the primary reasons most people use the Professional version of earlyCASE.