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Exterro acquires AccessData to support the growth of GRC solutions

Exterro Inc., the preferred provider of Legal GRC software, is acquiring AccessData, a leading provider of digital forensic investigation technology, further powering Exterro’s vision of giving customers the ability to proactively and defensibly manage their legal governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) obligations.

By combining forces with AccessData, Exterro can now provide companies, government agencies, law enforcement, law firms, and legal service providers a solution to address all Legal GRC and digital investigation needs in one integrated platform, according to the vendor.

“Converging market forces in DFIR, e-discovery, privacy and information governance are the driving factors behind this acquisition. To effectively address these critical challenges requires the ability to identify, preserve, analyze and present data in a contextual manner, quickly and inexpensively. It also requires a consistent, defensible process,” said Bobby Balachandran, CEO at Exterro. “Ensuring the integrity of the data supply chain is of the utmost importance. With the acquisition of AccessData, Exterro combines all of these capabilities in a single, integrated platform to give organizations a holistic framework for addressing their Legal GRC challenges and obligations.”

AccessData’s forensic collection, processing, and analysis capabilities complement and round out Exterro’s existing e-discovery, privacy, information governance, and incident, and breach management solutions.

With the combined technologies, domain expertise and superior track records of Exterro and AccessData, clients will benefit in a variety of ways including:

  • Getting to the facts more quickly and defensibly, at lower cost
  • Rapidly identify, preserve, analyze, and present data stored across the enterprise
  • Quickly identify information risks across enterprise endpoints
  • Establish advanced connections between discrete pieces of evidence
  • Get deep visibility into live data directly at the endpoint

With more than 3,000 existing clients, 500 employees spread out across global operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, and its strong financial position, Exterro will continue to aggressively invest in existing product lines like FTK and new innovations in machine learning and artificial intelligence to address the growing demand from organizations to address their Legal GRC challenges.

“This is an exciting day for AccessData customers. As the leading Legal GRC technology provider, Exterro offers a portfolio that perfectly complements our own innovations,” said Ken Naumann, CEO at AccessData. “The acquisition will bring tremendous new value to our users, helping them strengthen and defensibly accelerate end-to-end forensic investigations and e-discovery. Exterro shares our deep commitment to FTK and is dedicating significant resources and investment to drive additional innovation throughout the combined product lines, with the common goal of taking customer satisfaction to new heights while ensuring the highest level of data integrity.”

For more information about this news, visit www.exterro.com.

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