Nuix boosts ediscovery for Notes

Nuix has delivered enhancements to its electronic discovery and investigation technology for Lotus Notes, promising a 300 per cent speed increase.

The company says most ediscovery solutions were designed primarily for Microsoft formats and PST files, meaning many typical extraction processes regularly fall over or fail to comprehensively extract all the data and metadata that is stored in both Lotus Notes email and non-email applications. Many typical Notes organisations have complex architectures that leverage Notes’ encryption, making the whole eDiscovery process expensive, slow and prone to errors and problems.

“During 2010, Nuix came across numerous extensive multi-country Lotus Notes investigations and eDiscovery cases. As we progressed through them, we decided to put significant additional resources into overcoming the various challenges that IBM’s Lotus Notes platform created for its customers when they have litigation, regulatory, compliance or internal investigations. This is a large problem for big companies and we were in a unique position to solve it once and for all,” said Eddie Sheehy, CEO, Nuix.

Nuix’s first customer was a large government security agency which had over 100,000 Lotus Notes users. These newly implemented upgrades, which have been released with Nuix version 3.2, provide improvements including:
* Easier, faster and more robust processing of NSF data types;
* Data extraction via DXL (IBM’s preferred method of data extraction for Notes) across both email and other Notes databases;
* Support for decrypting Notes using User ID and password pairs;
* Double byte Unicode compliance;
* Maintained rich text format of the original Lotus email during export; and
* Over 300 per cent speed improvements: Nuix has benchmarked its Lotus Notes processing to deliver 100GB of NSFs in 2 hours and 55 minutes on a single medium size server - with full metadata and text extraction, which is about 640,000 emails and attachment per hour.


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