Simplifying e-discovery collection
Integreon has introduced its Seek & Collect service, which is said to quickly and efficiently capture electronically stored information (ESI) in a forensically sound manner without the need for physical collection by forensic experts. Plug-and-play Seek & Collect devices execute automatically when connected to a computer, facilitating data collection for potentially hundreds of client sites and delivering dramatic time and cost savings, especially for geographically diverse enterprises, says the company.
During a Seek & Collect service engagement, Integreon forensic experts consult with each client’s counsel to determine the critical files needed for preservation and then configure appliances to collect forensically sound, logical copies of those files and their directories, without altering dates or metadata to avoid data spoliation. Further, Seek & Collect also creates unique hash value identifiers for each collected file and saves the entire dataset into an encrypted archive container for secure transport, and the device is then returned to Integreon via courier.
Consultants store the data in a secure evidence room within the company’s temperature-controlled computer forensics facility with a closed IT network, constant video surveillance, and dual keycard and biometric access controls. The data may then be analyzed and processed further as part of Integreon’s other legal service solutions and in accordance with client and case requirements, including maintaining full chain-of-custody at all times.