Legal & Discovery
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The past decade has seen a significant increase in the number of communication channels being adopted by businesses. These channels enable teams to collaborate in unprecedented ways. However, they have also caused an exponential rise in the volume, variety and velocity of communications data that businesses need to manage. This makes managing e-discovery requirements more costly and resource intensive for IT and legal teams.
Smarsh enables our customers to archive content proactively, making the response to e-discovery events simpler, faster and more cost-effective. By preserving all electronic communications in one search-ready archiving system, you can significantly reduce the manual review time and costs of litigation and investigation preparedness.
Key legal & discovery challenges
For many businesses, dealing with e-discovery requests involves retrieving information from a wide array of sources. Teams will have to search across hard drives, servers, employee laptops, siloed tools, and social networks. These disparate data sources make carrying out e-discovery requests more resource intensive and increase dependency on expensive third parties.
With Smarsh, all archived content is available in one consolidated, indexed and search-ready platform. Users can conduct rapid, granular searches across all archived content using one simple, intuitive interface. IT and legal teams can search based on a wide range of criteria including custodian name, date range, file type, keywords, content source and proximity. This saves time and significantly reduces dependence on third-party providers to fulfil e-discovery requests.
Early case assessment
When preparing for litigation, being able to quickly identify the risks, strengths, merits and potential costs of a case is a significant advantage.
The Smarsh Discovery App allows legal teams to quickly prepare for audits and litigation, generating an initial data set of relevant archived communications. Content can be added to a case with a single click and granular filters can surface all responsive and relevant content. This reduces the volume of content sent to legal counsel for review, saving the organization time and money. Legal teams are also able to show a detailed audit trail and demonstrate a defensible and repeatable early case assessment process.
Smarsh also enables the integration of organizations’ archived data with their choice of specialized, third-party applications through open enrichment and export APIs.
Single-click legal hold & discovery workflow
When litigation is reasonably anticipated, you must preserve all forms of relevant information. Organizations may need to have several different legal holds in place at any given time.
The Discovery App allows you to override your configured retention policies and preserve relevant data at the first sign of potential litigation. Organizations can quickly place multiple legal holds to meet preservation requirements and show auditable, defensible practices. Legal holds can be placed instantly on case-specific data, and deletion policies and practices can be suspended so data is retained for as long as needed. New data can also be automatically added to a case as it is captured.
Fast, easy data export
Your legal team needs an efficient way to complete the processing, review and analysis of relevant content after it has been identified and collected. In many instances, this requires exporting data into specialized e-discovery systems.
Smarsh archiving solutions are equipped with multiple export options so data can be produced in a number of different formats. You can search across all archived content and package relevant results into a case. Cases can be exported at the click of a button, eliminating manual or fragmented cycles. Content can be encrypted and exported in multiple universal format options, making it ready for ingestion into other case management or e-discovery tools.
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