PASADENA, Calif., March 2, 2010, –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: GUID – News), The World Leader in Digital Investigations™, and Falcon Discovery, a niche legal service firm specializing in managing e-discovery in-house, have announced a new alliance combining Falcon Discovery’s groundbreaking InsideOut™ managed service with Guidance Software’s industry-leading EnCase® eDiscovery solution.
This innovative alliance provides clients a unique resource to draw upon to augment in-house legal operations and manage more e-discovery in-house—complementing Falcon’s primary focus in giving companies instant control over eDiscovery, without additional headcount or capital expenditure. It enables Falcon to deploy and manage EnCase eDiscovery in-house for its clients in one of three ways: using a client’s existing perpetual license, through a subscription model, or through a subscription model that transitions to a perpetual license. With InsideOut™, Falcon’s clients benefit from integrated in-house enterprise eDiscovery technology, rigorous, proven processes, and specialized attorney and technology teams who manage both cases and technology across the entire eDiscovery lifecycle.
“This alliance dovetails with Falcon’s mission to substantially reduce our client’s eDiscovery costs and risks, by delivering best-in-class technology and a rigorous, proven process through our InsideOut™ managed service,” said Don McLaughlin, Falcon’s president. “Falcon’s clients rely on us to vet, test and deliver technology solutions that enable them to manage e-discovery work in-house more effectively, defensibly, and at far less cost than traditional outsourcing, and EnCase eDiscovery hits the mark.”
“Guidance Software is proud to form this strategic alliance with Falcon Discovery,” said Skip Lindsey, Vice President of Partners and Alliances, Guidance Software. “Falcon’s InsideOut™ managed service represents a groundbreaking ‘hybrid’ model of managed legal and technical services to serve the in-house eDiscovery needs of our clients. We are pleased that Falcon Discovery has chosen EnCase eDiscovery to anchor their practice.”
EnCase eDiscovery Version 4 provides one integrated software solution that delivers all of the functionality that organizations desire for in-house electronic discovery, including:
- Legal Hold
- Pre-collection Analytics
- Identification, Preservation and Collection
- Processing, Analysis and Early Case Assessment
- First-Pass Review
Rather than trying to integrate incompatible point solutions for each discrete step in the electronic discovery process – and trying to train users on, and transfer information from, point solution to point solution – EnCase eDiscovery provides organizations with a single, fully integrated solution that maintains and protects case and custodian data throughout the process, thereby reducing risk and lowering costs.
Falcon Discovery is transforming the way corporate legal departments manage discovery in the digital age. Falcon’s InsideOut™ managed service can often respond to internal investigations or urgent discovery requests in a matter of hours—not days or weeks. Both in-house and outside counsel understand cases far more quickly, and Falcon’s repeatable in-house processes, legal acumen and expertise using advanced technology make every step more efficient and cost-effective. Falcon’s InsideOut™ managed service originated with Falcon’s work managing e-discovery in-house for a Fortune 500 legal department that was selected Corporate Legal Department of the Year in 2008, and Falcon is now delivering its managed service to other Fortune 500 companies.
About Falcon Discovery
Falcon Discovery is a niche legal service firm specializing in managing e-discovery in-house. E-discovery is the single largest cost in litigation today and our groundbreaking InsideOut™ managed service gives forward-thinking companies an in-house e-discovery capability that delivers astonishing cost savings while significantly enhancing defensibility and the accuracy of results, with no additional headcount or capital expenditure. For more information, please visit: www.falcondiscovery.com.
About Guidance Software
Guidance Software is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in digital investigative solutions. Its EnCase® platform provides the foundation for government, corporate and law enforcement organizations to conduct thorough, network-enabled, and court-validated computer investigations of any kind, such as responding to eDiscovery requests, conducting internal investigations, responding to regulatory inquiries or performing data and compliance auditing – all while maintaining the integrity of the data. There are more than 30,000 licensed users of the EnCase technology worldwide, the EnCase® Enterprise platform is used by over half of the Fortune 100, and thousands attend Guidance Software’s renowned training programs annually. Validated by numerous courts, corporate legal departments, government agencies and law enforcement organizations worldwide, EnCase has been honored with industry awards and recognition from Law Technology News, KMWorld, Government Security News, and Law Enforcement Technology. For more information about Guidance Software, visit www.guidancesoftware.com.