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AccessData Gains Popularity

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November 8, 2012

Some of the biggest growth industries of the modern age involve cyber security and cybercrime, as well as the discovery and analysis of large volumes of digital information. Quietly and without fanfare, a company in one of Lindon’s business parkways is having a major impact in this area and on the effectiveness of information security teams, cyber investigators and litigation support personnel around the world. With presence in San Francisco, Houston and Sterling, Va., as well as London, Sydney, China and the Middle East, AccessData has become a solution provider of choice for law enforcement ranging from local agencies to the Department of Defense and beyond. Moreover, many of America’s most prominent corporations, law firms and security service providers use AccessData products to address such business needs as e-discovery and incident response.

AccessData Group has pioneered digital investigations and litigation support for more than 25 years and is currently on a major growth upswing. Fueled by the success of its court-cited digital investigations technologies, along with its rapidly expanding cyber security solutions and litigation support solutions, AccessData has grown from 73 to more than 450 employees in the past five years.

“AccessData has always focused more on engineering and building great software than on promoting it. Our allegiance, first and foremost, is to our users. Word-of-mouth is our most powerful marketing tool,” commented Brian Karney, president and chief operating officer of AccessData. “We look not only at what our customers need, but also at the changing landscape of digital investigations. We seek to stay one step ahead of the market—which often means anticipating what’s next in global security, e-discovery, forensics, legal review and case management.”

AccessData, which currently has more than 130,000 users worldwide, focuses its product development in three key areas:

  • Forensics, which includes recovering, decrypting and investigating information held on computers, mobile phones and other digital devices;
  • e-Discovery and Litigation Support, covering a wide range of data collection, culling, processing, analysis, review and presentation services for law firms and corporate legal departments; and
  • Cyber Security/Incident Response, incorporating solutions for detecting, analyzing, repelling and remediating internal and external attacks on critical computing networks.

Early in 2012, AccessData released a fully re-engineered version of its popular litigation support software Summation to widespread acclaim. Its Forensic Toolkit, which holds the largest share of the global forensics market, also saw a major release and several dot releases that introduced improvements and advanced features, such as an industry-first malware analysis capability and data visualization to facilitate timeline and social network analysis.

Peter Coons, senior vice president for D4, LLC, stated, “Having AccessData as part of our overall product portfolio gives us complete coverage and significant flexibility to address many unique client requirements. Beyond the value of AD’s technology, the team there has also proven to be strong and ambitious partners.”

As well, simultaneous projects at AccessData’s corporate headquarters, and two of its primary locations, will culminate in several new facilities, including an expandable 45,000-square-foot, 170-employee location in Lindon, which includes a state-of-the-art 5,000-square-foot training lab.

A new space at the company’s San Francisco location will provide a 12,000-square-foot facility in the heart of the city’s financial district. This location will house 60+ employees and provide a modern training room with an impressive view of historic California Street.

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