EnCase Enterprise is Guidance Software’s powerful digital investigations platform for security, internal investigations, and electronic discovery in the enterprise. It enables remote search, collection, preservation and analysis of data from servers and workstations anywhere in the corporate network without disrupting operations.
358 new customers took EnCase Enterprise in 2012, an increase of 26% from 2011. Of those new customers, 129 were added in the fourth quarter of 2012. There is a press release here.
You do not have to look far to find the reasons for this. Apart from Guidance Software’s own place in the market and its development record, the corporate world is moving steadily towards the realisation that it quickly becomes expensive to engage external collectors for repeated eDiscovery exercises – and regulatory and other investigations, quite apart from civil litigation claims, bring ever more demands for eDiscovery each year.
It should be relatively easy to track the preservation and collection component of eDiscovery exercises and, once those metrics are assembled, it becomes possible to weigh the cost of outsourced collections against the cost of owning the software to allow this to be done in house. It is clear from Guidance Software’s 2012 success that an increasing number of corporations are doing this calculation and making the decision to bring the function in-house.