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In-House Review Favored by Majority of E-Discovery Professionals

  In-House Review Favored by Majority of E-Discovery Professionals      54 percent of e-discovery professionals conduct review of ESI in-house  Business Wire  PASADENA, Calif. -- February 4, 2014  In-house review is favored by the majority of e-discovery professionals, according to a survey conducted by Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID), the World Leader in Digital Investigations™. Survey findings also revealed practices on BYOD and cloud considerations of legal teams and other professionals conducting e-discovery at organizations in a variety of industries.  Of the 123 respondents to the survey, more than half conduct e-discovery review in-house and rely on in-house review to reduce costs. The survey results also point to the growing diversity of devices and repositories that must be considered for any comprehensive e-discovery effort, including the myriad consumer devices and cloud repositories now used to store documents and information that is potentially relevant to a legal matter. These findings conclude that a majority of organizations now allow employees to use personal devices to conduct their jobs, and the need for collecting information from cloud repositories is increasingly important to corporate counsel.  Highlights of the survey results include:    *In-house review favored for cost reduction: According to 54 percent of     respondents,  review of culled information is now conducted in-house for     more than half of the matters they process. As corporations and government     organizations have gained a better understanding of the significant cost     benefits that e-discovery solutions can deliver, a growing number of     in-house legal teams are taking advantage of the cost savings and control     afforded by bringing e-discovery review in-house instead of using external     law firms or review services.   *BYOD use reaches well beyond majority: When asked, “Are you currently     deploying BYOD in your organization?” 65 percent of respondents replied     yes. Bring your own device (BYOD) programs allow employees to use their     own phones / smart phones, tablets and laptops to conduct business,     co-mingling personal and business information. Organizations must now have     policies and processes in place to cull data from the growing number and     types of devices in use, and update their security protocols to manage the     increased breach risks introduced by BYOD policies.   *Cloud repositories gaining a foothold: Forty percent of respondents     claimed that they will have a business need either now or within the next     year for collecting from cloud repositories such as Box or Google Drive.     Cloud repositories have grown in popularity for both individual and     corporate use and add to the complexity of ensuring a thorough e-discovery     program.  “The e-discovery industry continues to evolve, with a growing number of sources for potentially relevant data bringing further complexity to the process,” said Alex Andrianopoulos, vice president of Marketing. “Guidance Software maintains a relentless focus on fine-tuning our EnCase eDiscovery product to deliver a cost-effective solution to corporate e-discovery teams, extending our product leadership in terms of connectivity to all device types and integration with multiple cloud repositories.”  About Guidance Software, Inc.  Guidance Software is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in digital investigative solutions. Its EnCase® Enterprise platform, deployed on over 20 million endpoints, is used by numerous government agencies, more than 65 percent of the Fortune 100, and more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500, to conduct digital investigations of servers, laptops, desktops and mobile devices. Built on the EnCase Enterprise platform are market-leading electronic discovery and cyber security solutions, EnCase® eDiscovery, EnCase® Cybersecurity, and EnCase® Analytics. They empower organizations to respond to litigation discovery requests, perform sensitive data discovery for compliance purposes, conduct speedy and thorough security incident response, and reveal previously hidden advanced persistent threats or malicious insider activity. For more information about Guidance Software, visit  EnCase®, EnScript®, FastBloc®, EnCE®, EnCEP®, Guidance Software™ and Tableau™ are registered trademarks or trademarks owned by Guidance Software in the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be used without prior written permission. All other trademarks and copyrights referenced in this press release are the property of their respective owners.  GUID-F  Contact:  Guidance Software Brigitte Engel, 626-229-9191 or Ross Levanto/Davida Dinerman 781-684-0770