Guidance Software, a provider of digital investigative services, has formed an alliance with Protiviti, a provider of business consulting and internal audit services.
According to Guidance Software, the global alliance provides a technology and consulting service that uniquely empowers organizations to manage their eDiscovery processes in-house and avoid costly outsourcing.
The alliance combines Guidance Software’s EnCase eDiscovery, which is a technology for the identification, search, collection, preservation, and processing of electronically stored information, with Protiviti’s expertise in risk and advisory services for eDiscovery and data governance.
Under this alliance, Protiviti leverages Guidance Software’s EnCase eDiscovery software and the technology’s new Pay-Per-Use capability. This enables companies to immediately realize the benefits of the technology through Protiviti’s discovery risk management team as the customer transitions to an in-house process or faces a pressing eDiscovery request or regulatory matter.
Under the new relationship, organizations will procure EnCase eDiscovery with Protiviti taking the lead on process integration and providing critical turnkey training. EnCase eDiscovery is powered by search technology that enables automated, scalable, rapid eDiscovery collection. It is also defensible as it is built upon the standard, court-validated technology for computer evidence collection and handling.
Victor Limongelli, president and CEO of Guidance Software, said: We are pleased to work with Protiviti, who shares our vision of moving organizations from a reactive project-based eDiscovery approach to an efficient in-house process. Protiviti’s approach in advocating and implementing a defensible and systematized eDiscovery process from a risk advisory standpoint is a perfect complement to our strategy and will be further facilitated by their deployments of EnCase eDiscovery on a pay-per-use basis.