AccessData Releases New Versions Of AD eDiscovery®, FTK® And AD Lab

AccessData announced the simultaneous releases of AD eDiscovery® 6.1 and FTK® 6.1, as well as AD Lab 6.1, the company’s solution for large agencies with extensive, data-intensive caseloads. These releases feature enhanced data collection, improved automation and a 68 percent average increase in indexing speed.The performance speed improvement was an average calculated in AccessData labs when using the integrated AccessData® portfolio of products and a minimum of eight physical cores for hardware.

“Corporate investigation teams and in-house legal departments face major challenges when processing complex data collected during litigation and digital investigations,” said Nadine Weiskopf, vice president of product management for AccessData. “With so much data lurking in so many places, getting that relevant evidence from collection to analysis is crucial. The enhanced versions we released today for AD eDiscovery 6.1 and the FTK 6.1 suite will help our customers process data faster, analyze it more efficiently and better maintain its integrity.”

AD eDiscovery equips corporate IT and corporate legal teams with the needed software platform to efficiently and seamlessly conduct data collection, enterprise search, preservation, litigation holds, data processing, early data assessment and complete legal review. The product is designed to help corporate customers mitigate risk, ensure compliance, improve incident response efficiency and reduce overall data processing costs.

With the new 6.1 version, users can quickly collect data in the cloud from Office 365®, SharePoint® and OneDrive® for Business, complementing the existing capabilities of the software with Office 365 Exchange, and is equipped with faster indexing and processing speeds that can be unleashed on data. AD eDiscovery 6.1 also automates collection refreshes, enabling customers to schedule collections for specific times and identify the differences between what’s already in the collection set and what has changed.

FTK (Forensic Toolkit®) is a court-cited digital investigations platform built to help customers find relevant evidence faster, dramatically increase analysis speed and reduce backlogs. AD Lab is a large-scale investigations and processing engine for when they need to handle massive datasets and various data types, and run multiple cases at the same time. The FTK suite provides comprehensive processing and indexing up front, so filtering and searching is faster than with any other product. This means users can zero in on the relevant evidence quickly and conduct their analysis faster.

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FTK and AD Lab 6.1 speed up the transition from collection to review by deploying automated, sequential document ID numbering across data sets; this new feature also improves data integrity and defensibility in litigation. Moreover, to support growing global discovery and digital investigations, the new version now collects and processes FoxMail™ and FlashMail, two common email types in China. In addition, FTK 6.1 products integrate with Dell Protection (Credant), which enables customers to collect data from certain encrypted computers, and the ability to decrypt items from VeraCrypt has been added to the Password Recovery Toolkit in FTK.

“The new release of these products will enable our customers to more quickly get their hands on the most important evidence in a digital investigation so they can begin the important analysis they need to do,” said Victor Limongelli, CEO at AccessData. “As we continue to innovate across our portfolio of software tools, we will be placing an increased emphasis on data collection and processing speed, as well as a clear focus on digital forensics technology.”

The new releases were developed in consultation with AccessData customers worldwide, many of whom provided suggestions for software features and product enhancements over the course of the past year.

For more information about AD eDiscovery 6.1 or the FTK 6.1 suite, please go to

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