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Real User
Sr. Systems Engineer (R&D) at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 14 2017

What do you think of Guidance Software EnCase?

Valuable Features Image creation and image analysis in one program, basically for ease of use. All-in-one solutions tend to outperform split system solutions. • Improvements to My Organization It has allowed me to teach forensics in an environment which is very much analogous to the real world. • Room for Improvement It could be more geared towards students. I would add a full-featured student version that can be integrated into labs that the students can work with. (This can be on a monthly fee plan.) • Use of Solution On and off for nine years in educational surroundings. I have only used the newer version (8.5) in classes. • Stability Issues With 6.10, there are some issues, but these have been corrected. With 8.5, which I have used a few times, I have not seen...
Real User
Director-in-Charge at a non-tech company
Sep 12 2017

What is most valuable?

Most of the features of Encase are very user-friendly. Simultaneously, we can process many search operations: Multiple sorting and regular expression search are a couple of those features.

How has it helped my organization?

I had been using Encase as a digital forensicator professional for over a decade. I have used this to solve many cases. It is useful for an initial assessment as well as to crack cases. It is user-friendly. Currently, I am in the education... more»

What needs improvement?

I suggest that if the mobile phone acquisition is embedded in the Encase law enforcement version, it would be very useful. As of now, only a few mobile phones, especially the smart phones, have the acquisition embedded.

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Digital Forensic Investigator and Data Recovery Expert at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 12 2018

What is most valuable?

I like the processing feature on the product because it does everything at once, i.e, indexing, recovery, keyword searches, etc.

How has it helped my organization?

It speeds up the process, so I can meet my deadlines. At first, I was using Encase 6, thereby running recovery and processing separate.

What needs improvement?

I failed to index Microsoft Exchange Server Emails (.EDB). I think an improvement could be to support all types of email extensions and add more features on mobile data extractions (smartphones and iPhones). There are still some challenges... more»
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Information Security Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
May 31 2018

What do you think of Guidance Software EnCase?

Improvements to My Organization The tool improves the results of data recovery cases. • Valuable Features Data Recovery: Its ability to repair damaged partitions and uncover hidden partitions from within the tool, and allow further analysis. • Room for Improvement Ease of use and learning curve need improvement. • Use of Solution One to three years. • Stability Issues We encountered stability issues just as one encounters with all commercially available forensic tools. • Initial Setup The initial setup was very straightforward. • Other Solutions Considered We use many other forensics tools like AccessData FTK, Magnet Axiom, and X-Ways. • Other Advice Consider this tool if you do a lot of data recovery and plan to implement EnCase Endpoint.

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What is Guidance Software EnCase?

EnCase Endpoint Security enables earlier detection, faster decisions and unprecedented threat response. Real-time continuous monitoring and newly integrated threat intelligence instantly analyzes and responds to would-be threats. Redefining the user experience with its redesigned user interface that is deliberate and intended to enhance the security users' end-to-end experience. Enriched and contextualized endpoint data, reported as Threat Scores, allow users to quickly focus on suspicious activities without analyzing all telemetry. It Create events, collect endpoint data, initiate scans, remediate, and more from third party security tools using open APIs.

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Ontario Ministry of Government, Aerospace Company, Chesterfield Police Department


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