The Latest EAS 9.0 Release
Posted by: Will White
Date: January 24, 2020
The latest release of EAS builds upon the tried-and-true, industry-leading, EAS archiving solution. EAS 9.0 has been engineered and enhanced to provide our enterprise clients with the scalability, confidence, and assurance that they can compliantly archive, discover, and manage the retention of all of their data no matter where it resides. EAS 9.0 continues to take advantage and optimize the powerful Solr indexing engine, provides a fully adaptable architecture for hybrid, on-premise, and hosted through the PremCloud deployment model.
In addition, we have enhanced our Microsoft O-Companion to accelerate adoption of Office 365 and Azure, made critical enhancements for archive search and discovery within EAS Anywhere and EAS Discovery, and made enhancements and additions for seamless, continuous end-user access with Outlook plugins for Windows and Mac, Web access in EAS Anywhere, and a new dedicated mobile app for Android and iOS.
High volume litigation has been a fact of life for internal counsel in organizations. What has changed is the amount of data and data sources that are growing at an exponential rate. This has become either an advantage for organizations that have a streamlined eDiscovery process or a disadvantage for organizations that are fumbling and unable to keep up with the amount of data being kept and generated in their organization.
As the world’s foremost data archivist, our commitment and passion for delivering the most reliable and secure platform for unified enterprise archival will remain unrelenting. In EAS 9.0 a significant focus has been placed on the EAS Discovery application. These enhancements have been a direct result of feedback and input from several of our 2019 Top Am 100 law firms.
Cull Down Data
When responding to eDiscovery requests, many enterprises today will identify responsive content based on custodians and date range, which results in needlessly high data volumes (and costs) associated with legal review. EAS 9.0’s discovery application provides the ability to intelligently cull down these data sets for ease and expedience when it comes to legal review. With EAS 9.0, reviewers have a full preview and ability to filter every result set, ensuring only relevant information makes its way to production. Hit-Highlighting is just one of these new review features in EAS 9.0, and this provides you the ability to quickly identify the relevance and wherein the message the search term criteria are located.
Advanced Search Builder
Historically, EAS required discovery users to have the knowledge and ability to build out complicated EAS syntax search queries to execute a discovery request. This left open the possibility of inaccurate results due to a mistake in building the syntax search query. In EAS 9.0, we have made this extremely easy for users to quickly build out complicated search queries to respond to discovery requests with our brand new EAS Advanced Search Builder. The Advanced Search Builders user-friendly UI allows users to add an unlimited amount of search terms to a discovery query and then have the ability to easily modify logical operators such as “AND” or “OR” for each term in the query. After using the Advanced Search Builder to enter all of the desired inputs for the query, simply select “OK” and the query automatically generates. This ensures that the EAS Syntax is entered and built correctly, as well as allows for much faster response times to a discovery quest and even allows the legal department to build and run these queries themselves.
Folder Structure Search
Another major enhancement to the EAS 9.0 Discovery application is the ability to search and export on a specific user folder structure. No longer is it required to do a broad sweeping global search. Now in EAS 9.0 Discovery if you need to search a specific user's mailbox and folder structure, you can define that in the search terms. This allows a discovery user to be able to expand and collapse the folder structure of the targeted user and drill into the desired folders for the discovery request. Additionally, you can export specific folders for further review. This functionality makes a discovery request for a single user extremely easy and makes responding to a Data Subject Access Request [DSAR] under GDPR a breeze.