Druva today announced a partnership with AccessData that accelerates, improves and lowers the cost of eDiscovery for data housed on desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. The partnership leverages the abilities of Druva’s inSync endpoint data protection and governance platform – including continuous endpoint data collection that provides a complete historical record of employee and ex-employee files – to quickly supply litigation-related endpoint information to AccessData’s AD eDiscovery solution.
The partnership addresses rising concerns about data governance over end user devices in today’s mobile enterprise and the implications for corporate litigation support. According to a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Research on behalf of Druva, enterprise IT and litigation professionals rank the lack of coordinated governance as today’s #2 endpoint governance challenge, see eDiscovery emerging as the highest governance priority for end user devices, and believe that eDiscovery spending to address endpoint proliferation will increase over the next two years.
The integrated Druva/AccessData solution mitigates these governance pressures by providing full visibility of endpoint content along with the ability to identify, collect, preserve and ingest relevant data into AccessData’s eDiscovery software for document review.
- Enterprises can remotely deploy inSync across company- and employee-owned devices without end user knowledge, eliminating physical data collection as well as risks to data integrity.
- inSync will transparently and continuously create a centralized record of all endpoint data and shared files with no telltale device slowdown, identify litigation-related files through federated search, and place a legal hold on relevant data without exporting it to an intermediary server.
- Legal administrators can access the collected data through an inSync tab in AccessData’s eDiscovery dashboard, and add it to data collected by the eDiscovery platform from dozens of other sources ranging from network shares and email servers to databases and structured data repositories.
“This partnership was driven by joint Druva/AccessData customers who asked how they could use the data they capture with inSync to address their endpoint eDiscovery challenges. Other customers are facing the same pain point because of poor IT controls over data outside the firewall,” said Chandar Venkataraman, Chief Product Officer at Druva. “Integrating inSync with leading eDiscovery platforms like AccessData’s AD eDiscovery will help our customers meet these needs quickly, securely and more economically.”
“Mobile devices, whether BYOD or company-owned, are integral to civil discovery and legal investigations for the enormous amount of data generated across networks, endpoints and applications,” said Craig Carpenter, Chief Marketing Officer, AccessData. “Deploying our eDiscovery solutions with Druva’s inSync platform enables legal investigators and eDiscovery practitioners to preserve, collect and analyze relevant ESI efficiently across all endpoints, meeting the legal hold requirements for rapid response to legal and investigatory requests.”
More information about inSync’s eDiscovery enablement capabilities is at www.druva.com/solutions/ediscovery-solutions/. More information on AccessData’s eDiscovery solutions is at www.accessdata.com/solutions/ediscovery-litigation-support.
Druva is the pioneer and market leader in data protection and governance at the edge of the enterprise, bringing visibility and control to business information in the era of the mobile workforce and consumerization of IT. Druva’s solutions for managing data outside the corporate firewall reduce the loss of corporate information assets and address organizations’ compliance, governance, forensics and eDiscovery needs. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices worldwide, Druva is privately held and is backed by Nexus Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital. For more information, visit www.druva.com and connect at www.druva.com/blog.
AccessData Group makes the world’s most advanced and intuitive incident resolution solutions. AccessData’s ResolutionOne Platform delivers real-time insight, analysis, response and resolution of data incidents, including cyber threats, insider threats, mobile and BYOD risk, GRC (Governance Risk & Compliance) and e-Discovery events. The company’s market leading Summation and eDiscovery solutions provide legal organizations with a comprehensive platform that covers the entire eDiscovery lifecycle from collection, litigation hold to review and production with advanced final review functionality. Over 130,000 users in corporations, law enforcement, government agencies, and law firms around the world rely on AccessData software to protect them against the risks present in today’s environment of continuous compromise. www.accessdata.com.