E-Discovery Product News Update
New products and upgrades in the e-discovery industry include a software to authenticate digital photographic evidence, improvements for legal holds, and an updated vendor directory from the folks who brought us the EDRM.
Fourandsix announced FourMatch, an extension for Adobe Photoshop CS5 and above that authenticates "signatures" on JPEGS from cameras and mobile devices. According to the company, when a JPEG is stored on hardware or software it results in a unique product signature. When an image is edited and saved on software, the file signature changes to match the software rather than the original device that captured it. Fourandsix can detect whether a JPEG's signature has changed — and whether the image has likely been altered.
Apersee is an e-discovery directory developed by the Electronic Discovery Reference Model's George Socha and Tom Gelbmann to help clients search for service providers. The service, which opened in February 2011, has received an overhaul and now offers text search. Vendors report mixed results with the service.
In the legal hold realm, Business Intelligence Associates announced improved enterprise support for its free TotalDiscovery product. TotalDiscovery can now connect with employee directory servers such as Microsoft Active Directory and Novell eDirectory, allowing a company's tech staff to add and manage large numbers of custodians to legal holds using their existing systems.
Zapproved has made changes to LegalHold Pro, giving users the ability to search custodians by department, location, and title. Applied Discovery is now a reseller of the software.
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