ediscovery & Forensics

Sonasoft has announced the release of SonaVault 5.0, a major upgrade to its email archiving and eDiscovery software. SonaVault 5.0 now features a performance boost that archives email and produces complex eDiscovery searches eight times faster than previous versions. 

Organsations habitually over-retain information, especially unstructured electronic information, for many reasons. However, many organisations simply have not addressed what to do with this data so fall back on relying on individual employees to decide what should be kept and for how long and what should be disposed of.

Ayfie has unveiled a new text understanding engine that the company claims can quarry volumes of structured and unstructured content at lightning speed, with near-human accuracy, saving time and money.  

Kroll Ontrack has released Communication Insight, a new application within ediscovery suite Relativity that combines an intuitive view of email conversations with powerful visual cues to help users more efficiently review communication data to draw immediate insight. This release focuses on email data, with forthcoming releases allowing users to review Bloomberg chat, transcribed audio, video and social media data.

Xact Data Discovery (XDD), a provider of eDiscovery, data management and managed review services for law firms and corporations, has launched BlackBar, a new Excel native redaction tool designed to improve the workflow of discovery review involving Microsoft Excel files. BlackBar allows legal review teams to redact and produce Excel files in their native format, minimizing time, cost and errors.

Magnet Forensics, a developer of digital forensic software, has launched Magnet AXIOM, a complete digital forensics platform that builds on the its previous IEF solution by adding acquisition capabilities, new in-depth analysis tools, and enhanced reporting.

AccessData Group the provider of integrated digital forensics and e-Discovery software, has published a free guide to help corporate information technology executives with strategic technology planning that addresses the needs of legal, compliance, human resources and investigative teams across the organisation.

Belkasoft has announced a major update to Evidence Center, the company’s flagship digital forensic solution. The new release brings a revamped user interface, improved search and enhanced analytics.

Australian technology company Nuix and voice analytics provider Voci Technologies have announced a partnership in which Nuix will license and distribute Voci’s V-Discovery speech analytics platform. The two companies will integrate Voci’s V-Discovery engine with the Nuix Engine and Nuix’s products for ediscovery, investigation, information governance, cybersecurity, and intelligence.

We are in the era of cloud computing, where the terabyte (TB) is gradually replacing the gigabyte (GB) as the standard data storage unit. Cloud technology is bringing big data into every part of our lives - from entertainment to corporate infrastructure, from evidence collection to discovery production. Naturally, this increase in digital footprints is causing the difficulty and costs of the e-discovery process to expand.