Electronic Forensics: Create a Robust and Defensible ESI Process
The eDiscovery of electronically stored information (ESI) has become a common in litigation procedures. With the tight timelines imposed by Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), the process of discovering and collecting relevant information has often taken a back seat to the review and classification of relevant information. As eDiscovery capabilities have matured, the standard applied to the electronic chain of custody has risen. Today, ESI evidencary standards are equal to the standard governing physical evidence, as are the sanctions and fines for spoliation. Therefore, the ESI discovery and collection process is under high scrutiny than ever before. Without defensible and auditable electronic forensic soundness during the discovery and collection process, the review process is a moot point.
Kazeon’s KazForensics – Content, Metadata and System-wide Forensic capabilities
With KazForensics, Kazeon extends electronic forensics capabilities to meet today's demanding and litigious environment. As an integral feature within the eDiscovery Suite, KazForensics is a system-wide approach to electronic forensics and document integrity to create a robust and defensible ESI process.
With Kazeon's industry-leading forensic standard, corporations, law firms, law enforcement agencies, and legal service providers have a complete ESI chain of custody capability with an auditable workflow and transparent, accurate and verifiable forensic process. KazForensic maintains data integrity of the contents of documents and emails. It maintains the meta-data and file attributes which are associated with all documents and emails. Both meta-data and content of documents and emails are verified with our patent pending fingerprinting and checksum algorithms. The eDiscovery Suite and KazForensic features, also, preserves the file hierarchy and structure information associated with documents and emails to give legal team insight to were and how ESI was stored. At a system level, all activities are logged and monitored to provide audit trail to preserve the chain of evidence. The advanced forensic capability of KazForensic delivers the additional ability to track, monitor and verify document and email movement and integrity throughout the entire eDiscovery workflow process. Coupled with KazHold, Legal Hold feature, KazForensic seamlessly integrates with in-place legal hold functionality, as well as the move to secure repository capability to deliver a new standard in evidence preservation.
As an integrated feature of Kazeon's eDiscovery suite, KazForensic delivers full forensic protection across the data center, remote offices, laptops, desktops, file shares, email servers, archives and Electronic Content Management records management systems for a holistic forensic protection and perseveration capability which ensures no evidence spoliation.