AccessData’s AD Lab Becomes First Forensics Platform Available on AWS and Azure Cloud Environments

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 16:32

AccessData Group's AD Lab centralized investigations platform is now the first product in its category to be available to users in a cloud-based environment.

“As data sets in digital forensics investigations continue to grow and teams become more distributed, our customers have been asking us to offer flexible deployment options for using our software,” said Victor Limongelli, chief executive officer of AccessData. “In addition to installing AD Lab onto our customers’ on-premise servers, we’re now able to help them leverage the scalability of the cloud as well. Customers can quickly and easily benefit from AD Lab without making any hardware investments.”

AD Lab is a large-scale investigations and processing engine that enables computer forensics labs of all sizes to provide their teams with collaborative analysis, centralized case management and web-based review, thereby dramatically streamlining the investigative process.

The product is now available to customers on Amazon Web Services, a leading cloud platform for the delivery of professional software tools, and can be obtained on AWS Marketplace by clicking here. Customers will setup their environment and will be asked to enter their AD Lab license information as part of the software setup.

AccessData expects to have AD Lab available on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform this quarter.

AD eDiscovery and Summation

Limongelli also announced that the company is moving forward on an initiative to make its flagship e-discovery software product, AD eDiscovery, available to customers in a cloud-based environment as well. AD eDiscovery better 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.

Meanwhile, the company released new 6.3 versions of both AD eDiscovery and Summation, a web-based e-discovery review solution that supports the post-data collection stages of the e-discovery process and enables secure collaboration, regardless of where any member of the litigation team is located.

Most notably, the AccessData tools are now able to connect with Brainspace, the industry’s leading machine learning software that leverages the power of augmented intelligence to accelerate e-discovery review. Brainspace customers can now push data from—and pull data out of—AD eDiscovery, in order to gain deeper insights into their data sets.

AD eDiscovery 6.3 and Summation 6.3 also feature enhancements to collect emails containing “illegal” data and migrate those files into the AccessData environment for processing, new data collector support for the latest Enterprise Vault and OneDrive environments, and the ability to create and export searchable PDFs from native files.

“These enhancements bring powerful infrastructure upgrades for improved analytics, as well as greater functionality with email collection and PDF exporting,” said Limongelli.

For more information about the new versions of AccessData’s e-discovery or digital forensics software products, please click here.