Advantage Plus eDiscovery Collection System

Broswer Based ESI Collection and Review Software

The Advantage Plus Online Review System facilitates easy, complete and defensible collection of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) from networks of any size, from small offices to large enterprises, and it does so with unparalleled grace and ease. The unified system provides collection agents that can be deployed to custodians to collect many forms of potential ESI with no business interruption. Many attorneys and IT departments successfully self-collect large amounts of data continuously, handling most of the tasks involved in-house.

  • Fully Browser Based (no software to install)
  • Searches and translates documents in 70 languages 
  • De-duplication and near de-duplication
  • Email Threading 
  • Entity Identification
  • Collection Agents for Common ESI
  • Supports forensic images such as E01 and AD1
  • Metadata Extraction
  • Timeline Generation
  • Relationship Mapping
  • Full OCR and Conversion

Modules Available

The Advantage Plus Online Review Tool (ORT) is a web based review tool where collected data can be searched, culled and produced in a simple and effective manner. Native data, such as email, documents and spreadsheets (currently over 200 data types are supported) are loaded into the review tool for processing. Loading can occur from collection agents, such as our Nomadic User Agent (NUA), or loaded in from a previous collection effort.

Once data is loaded into the ORT, state-of-the-art tools and technology are available to cull the search and review the data. Features such as email threading, de-duplication, near de-duplication, and entity identification are all available in a unified, easy-to-use interface. The ORT also supports multiple languages (50 at this time) and are run in all supported languages (50 at this time) simultaneously, and terms are identified in the native language of documents and are translated on the fly for immediate review.

Full annotation and redaction is supported, and once a corpus of data is identified, the ESI can be converted, Bates Stamped (endorsed) and load files created right in the ORT, making the collection production ready in record time, while eliminating excessive vendor costs.

Network Search Agent (NSA)Nomadic User Agent (NUA)
Laptop users present a particular problem in eDiscovery. When a user is in the field, or works remotely, accessing data stored locally on their portable device may prove difficult without physical access to the system. The NUA allows IT departments, in-house or outside council, or an admin, to quickly and easily preserve or retrieve ESI from Nomadic users. By logging into a simple web interface and setting up predefined search terms and date ranges, the NUA is configured and emailed to the custodian. All files and email on the custodian’s system are searched in a forensically sound manner (metadata remains intact) and the data is stored in an encrypted, tamper-proof container on the user’s laptop. The data can then be sent directly to the GDF Online Review Tool, stored on the user’s system or on a storage server. The NUA runs in the background and is completely invisible to the user. The dashboard lets you see collection progress and identify custodians who have not begun their collection. Customized reports build a defendable process while providing insight into the collection.

The NSA can be used to identify potential sources of ESI, search the source, and harvest the data for review. Simply provide administrative privileges to the NSA Controller, define custodians and click Identify. The NSA will search the network for systems that the defined custodians logged into and file shares they have access to, and by using the predefined search terms and date ranges, build a report. If so configured, the NSA will also collect the ESI and send it directly to the GDF ORT. The dashboard lets you see collection progress and identify any potential issues. Customized reports build a defendable process while providing insight into the collection size and Early Case Assessment features.

Email Collection Agent (ECA)
The Advantage Plus ECA is used to search Exchange and Notes servers for email messages that are stored on the server. Simply identify the user mailboxes to search, the search terms and date ranges, and the ECA will search and preserve, or collect the ESI that meets the pre-defined parameters. Personal folders, public folders and archives can all be searched. Offline PST, OST, NFS or EDB files can be added and searched by the ECA as well. The identified ESI can be sent directly to the GDF Online Review Tool, stored in encrypted tamper-proof containers, or exported in native format. The dashboard is populated with the ECA data as well, for a defensible and complete collection.

Mobile Device Agent (MDA)
Advantage Plus’ MDA radically simplifies collecting data from mobile digital devices. Simply use the dashboard to configure predefined search terms and date ranges and email a link to the agent. It will search for BlackBerry, Android and iPhone/iPad backups on the user’s system, or if executed on the device, it will search the device for potential ESI. Identified ESI is sent to the GDF Online Review Tool and the MDA data is tracked in the dashboard for a defensible collection.

Cloud Collection Agent (CCA)
The Advantage Plus CCA was designed as a Software as a Service (SAS) application. With Advantage Plus an operator can collect potential ESI from many common “cloud-based” applications. Support for webmail applications, such as Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, AOL and hosted exchange, are easy to setup and collect. Popular social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn are also fully supported. Even popular DRM, such as Salesforce, can be collected and added directly into the GDF Online Review Tool. Simply define users and account information in the dashboard and provide credentials, and the potential ESI is collected. The collection status and results are all tracked in the dashboard for defensibility and reporting.

Pricing Schedule

Feature Description A la Carte Package
Collection Agents Collect data from custodians with remote collection agents $15.00 per Custodian per month Included
Pre-process and Early Case Assessment Pre-process data with advanced tools like de-duplication, near-duplicate identification and email threading to reduce data size and cost. $15.00 Per GB per month Included
Online Review Tool Search documents, categorize, review, mark up, redact and more in a unified easy-to-use interface. $60.00 Per GB Per Month Included
Production Engine Convert producible documents and create load files on line. $ 0.10 per document Included
Package Price All features, with no per user or document fees $60.00 GB per month
Professional Services
eDiscovery Conference and Planning via Phone A GDF eDiscovery expert will assist and be designated as your eDiscovery expert at no cost, if agreements for services are in place. Included
eDiscovery Consulting Onsite eDiscovery Consulting, including planning, collection assistance, affidavits and expert reports. $295.00 Hr.
Computer Forensics Full computer forensics analysis from disk imaging to extraction and reporting. $295.00 Hr.
Source Code Review Skilled programmers can review and report on a wide variety of programming languages. $250.00
Expert Testimony Testimony in court $395.00