Kroll Ontrack Launches New E-Mail Investigation Software in the UK
Tool enables legal and IT teams to identify and analyse crucial e-mails in investigations and litigation
London, 16th July 2007 - Kroll Ontrack®, the leading provider of electronic and paper disclosure, computer forensics, and courtroom services announces today the launch of its new e-mail investigation and analytics tool - Ontrack® Firstview™. The software provides a desktop based search and analytics system that helps legal advisers and IT teams appraise the scope and potential significance of e-mail for evidence purposes. As a result the software can help facilitate more control in an internal investigation and reduce the costs in a litigation and disclosure exercise.
The use of electronic communication in business has led to the need for capabilities that can help legal advisers and IT teams uncover evidence in investigations and disclose any necessary electronic data in litigation. Ontrack Firstview helps organisations uncover the true extent of e-mail communications, evaluate whether misconduct has occurred and identify data that should be processed for electronic disclosure purposes.
Specifically, Ontrack Firstview’s features and functionality enable users to:
• Reveal the dominant themes present within e-mail communications
• Establish the timeline for the events giving rise to the investigation or suit
• Graphically display communication lines between internal and external people
• Search for key people, words and phrases, or dates and times within e-mail communications
• Create graphs, charts and reports to help demonstrate conclusions for presentation to corporate executives, opposing parties or judges
Martin Carey, Managing Director of Kroll Ontrack in London comments on the new software:
“Electronic communication, and e-mail in particular, has become the number one component of corporate investigations and litigation. We have developed Ontrack Firstview to help legal and IT teams, who are often called upon to perform early incident and case analysis, to gather and analyse information surrounding a potential case. Ultimately, our technology provides organisations with a visual snapshot of e-mail communications and quickly points them towards the most pertinent information.”
Ontrack Firstview, also available in the United States, will be available direct from Kroll Ontrack. More information about Ontrack Firstview can be found by visiting www.ontrackfirstview.co.uk.
About Kroll Ontrack
Kroll Ontrack Inc. (www.krollontrack.co.uk) provides large scale electronic and paper-based disclosure, computer forensics, courtroom services, software and data recovery solutions to help companies, law firms, and government agencies quickly and cost-effectively investigate, review, manage and produce relevant evidence. Kroll Ontrack has been recognised as the most used electronic disclosure provider by AmLaw Tech (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006), Law Office Computing (2004 & 2005) and Legal Assistant Today (2005). Kroll Ontrack, based in Eden Prairie, Minn., is a subsidiary of Kroll Inc., the world's leading risk consulting company.