On 12 June, Evidence Talks, an established digital forensics company, launched what it believes to be the first hosted e-discovery and forensic review service for small businesses. Technology with this functionality was previously so costly that only the largest professional service and accounting firms could afford to use it for investigations.
It is an online service combining SaaS (Software as a Service) on a private, evidentially controlled platform and human expertise, to reduce the cost of performing digital investigations and responding to e-discovery requests, making the service accessible to smaller businesses.
It lowers the human resource required for investigations through the efficient tagging, automatic de-duplication and smart filtering of digital data. The results are graphically illustrated, clearly mapping how information relates to each user in question. It reads and indexes all common file types found on computers and mobile devices, so keyword searches can cross multiple data sources.
These searches are incredibly powerful and sift through everything including emails and their attachments, the content of documents, SMS texts or call records to the metadata of individual files.
“All evidence of information movement and access is combined into a high-performance, easy-to-use review platform which stands as evidence.
“This ability has become vital in helping businesses solve a vast array of issues ranging from IP theft to inappropriate use of technology to external demands for disclosure during litigation,” explained Andrew Sheldon, director of Evidence Talks.
Evidence Talks have been providing digital forensic services, developing digital forensics technology and supporting major international organisations and smaller businesses for many years. They are the first to bring such a competitively priced review platform to market, which will help put small businesses on a level playing-field with their larger counterparts when it comes to gathering evidence.