GLEN ROCK, N.J. and PORTLAND, Ore., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellebrite, the leading provider of mobile forensic and mobile data transfer solutions, and Exterro, a market leader in workflow-driven e-discovery software, today announce their partnership to advance the collection and analysis of mobile data across all phases of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM). The partnership will allow legal teams to incorporate the most comprehensive set of mobile device data identification, decoding and production capabilities into their e-discovery processes.
The use of smartphones, tablets, GPS and other mobile devices has become prevalent in today's corporations. In fact, according to a recent report by Gartner, the number of smart devices to be sold this year alone is predicted to be around 1.2 billion. Whether provisioned by IT or added as part of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, the data created on mobile devices, such as text messages, social media posts and emails, are all subject to discovery during litigation and regulatory investigations. This partnership will extend Exterro Fusion's data management capabilities by seamlessly consuming mobile data via Cellebrite's XML, enabling e-discovery experts to review and produce mobile ESI alongside other key data.
"The increasing importance of managing mobile device data in the legal context, particularly during discovery, cannot be ignored," said James FitzGerald, senior director of strategic partners at Exterro. "Cellebrite's mobile forensic technology delivers one of the most sophisticated solutions for surfacing logical and physical data from a wide breadth of mobile devices. Adding this capability to the advanced identification, preservation, collection and analysis capabilities in Exterro Fusion delivers the insights our clients are demanding for making faster, smarter case decisions."
Exterro's workflow-driven e-discovery software suite enables in-house legal teams to establish consistent, repeatable business processes for managing complex e-discovery requirements in compliance with information governance controls. Cellebrite's Universal Forensic Extraction Device (UFED) Physical Analyzer software (part of its UFED Ultimate platform) and its UFED Logical Analyzer software (part of the UFED Logical platform), decode and parse mobile device ESI. Provided in an XML-formatted report, the collected ESI can defensibly be ingested into Exterro Fusion, leveraging automated audit logs and documentation required for demonstrating legal compliance under Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) Rule 34.
"Mobile data is changing the e-discovery industry. However, this data is not valuable in litigation support unless it is produced in an organized format in response to an e-discovery request," said Jeff Hayes, vice president of business development at Cellebrite. "Exterro Fusion® is considered a leading legal project management software system, and it is our hope that this partnership will allow e-discovery professionals to transform mobile data into evidence that can make or break a civil investigation."
Founded in 1999, Cellebrite is a global company known for its technological breakthroughs in the cellular industry. A world leader and authority in mobile data technology, Cellebrite established its mobile forensics division in 2007, introducing a new line of products targeted to the law enforcement sector. Using advanced extraction methods and analysis techniques, Cellebrite's Universal Forensic Extraction Device (UFED) is able to extract and analyze data from thousands of mobile devices, including feature phones, smartphones and GPS devices. Cellebrite's UFED is the tool of choice for thousands of forensic specialists in law enforcement, military, intelligence, security and government agencies in more than 60 countries. Cellebrite is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Sun Corporation, a listed Japanese company (6736/JQ) To learn more, visit: www.cellebrite.com.
Exterro, Inc. is the leading provider of workflow driven e-discovery software. The proven Exterro Fusion® e-discovery platform delivers a 360-degree view into the critical data and workflows required for defensibly and proactively managing e-discovery across the EDRM spectrum. The innovative suite of e-discovery applications built on the Exterro Fusion platform unifies all phases of e-discovery – from identification, legal hold and early case assessment (ECA) to collection, processing, analysis, review and production. Fusion's open architecture integrates seamlessly with existing business processes and enterprise infrastructures. To learn more, visit www.exterro.com.