ESI Software

What is a Hash Value?

A hash value is a result of a calculation (hash algorithm) that can be performed on a string of text, electronic file or entire hard drives contents. The result is also referred to as a checksum, hash code or hashes. Hash values are used to identify and filter duplicate files...

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E-Discovery Collection

E-Discovery Collections also known as Electronic Evidence Discovery (EED) or Electronic Data Discovery (EDD) can include a review of all the data stored on employee desktop or laptop computers, company servers, camera cards, cell phones, smart phones, GPS devices, digital video recorders, digital answering systems, thumb drives, RAID arrays and...

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How Much is a Petabyte, Exabyte, or Zettabyte?

As our electronically stored information (ESI) data universe continues to grow, we are hearing about increasing storage capacities. The size of a project in terabytes (TB – 1024 Gigabytes) comes up frequently and is often the amount of data that has to be collected, culled or processed on a corporate server....

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Email Collection

Email Collection refers to the identification and isolation of electronic mail (email) messages that pertain to a specific legal matter in civil litigation cases. What gets collected What is actually being collected during email collections can be one of two things: 1. Files representing the contents of the transmitted email...

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What is PST Regeneration?

PST Regeneration is used during electronic discovery processing or even during an ESI collection.  A Personal Folder File (PST) is a container file created by Microsoft Outlook which stores email messages and other data (i.e. contacts, calendar entries, tasks, to do list etc.) How it’s done Regenerating PSTs refers to...

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What is ESI (Electronically Stored Information)?

ESI (Electronically Stored Information) is the general term for all of the data stored on the hard drives, camera cards, cell phones, GPS devices, digital video recorders, digital answering systems, thumb drives, RAID arrays and any other form of electronic media capable of storing data. Types of Electronically Stored Information:...

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What is an Active File Collection?

Active File Collection refers to the collection of files that are active (not deleted) and pertain to a legal matter or legal hold. In most civil litigation cases, extensive forensic investigations that look at deleted files are unnecessary or too expensive. Thus, most ESI collections are active file collections and/or...

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Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Collection Software

Each day, corporate IT managers, computer forensic examiners, and litigation support professionals are tasked with performing ESI collections for relevant files which reside in file shares, on client systems, and other popular data sources. The content may include Microsoft Exchange mailboxes, departmental data, individual custodian files, internet logs, telephone logs, or...

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What is a Forensic Image?

‘Imaging a hard drive’ is a phrase that is commonly used for preserving the contents of a custodian hard drive or server. It can also be used to describe when a custodian hard drive is cloned. It is worth taking some time to understand the differences and the advantages and...

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