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Om Salamkayala
Real User
Digital Forensics Analyst at a security firm with 11-50 employees
Mar 28 2019

What is most valuable?

Pathways, SweepEnterprise and EnScripts. In near future eventually go for EnCase mobiles.These provide maximum ease to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Using Encase we are able to implement security and also Forensics.

What needs improvement?

SweepEnterprise where the limit is up to 5 machines to scan. Customised Report that can be obtained as per the user… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We have a license. And, we found the cost high. We contacted them and talked to them about the ratio of the US dollar… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

It is the same Encase using with different version. Came up with Enscript Snapshot to use in order to overcome the limit… more»

What other advice do I have?

The same Snapshot EnScript is informed to Opentex where the are going to include in 8.08 release or higher version
Henry McKelvey
Real User
Sr. Systems Engineer (R&D) at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 14 2017

What is most valuable?

Image creation and image analysis in one program, basically for ease of use. All-in-one solutions tend to outperform split… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has allowed me to teach forensics in an environment which is very much analogous to the real world.

What needs improvement?

It could be more geared towards students. I would add a full-featured student version that can be integrated into labs… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I would tell prospective buyers to make sure that you purchase at least three licenses for professional use. This is not… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used and still use DCFLDD and Sleuth Kit (Autopsy) as a comparison to the professional program, EnCase. I did not switch… more»

What other advice do I have?

Know how many licenses you will need starting off. Make sure the system you are loading it on is clean. I have experienced… more»
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Dharmil Badami
Real User
Team Lead at a security firm with 51-200 employees
Oct 16 2018

What is most valuable?

The most important feature we've found is the Enscripts. That is one powerful feature that I personally love to use. It allows me to customize the scripts and deploy it as and how I… more»

How has it helped my organization?

EnCase helps speed up the process of investigation. It indexes much faster, and is more reflexive because of the Enscripts (scripts that create additional functionality for EnCase).

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a capability to ingest and absorb more data. That would be really good. It currently is lacking this function.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

EnCase is an affordable solution.
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… more»

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… 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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is a very useful tool. It is worth buying irrespective of price. I do suggest there should be an education license at a lower price.

What other advice do I have?

It is an essential tool to have in place in any forensic lab.
Consultant
Digital Forensic Investigator and Data Recovery Expert at a consultancy with 10,001+ 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… more»

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… more»

What needs improvement?

I failed to index Microsoft Exchange Server Emails (.EDB). I think an improvement could be to support all types of email… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The product is affordable and user-friendly.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used FTK and X-Ways before moving to Encase. Encase was and still is the best product to use. I used a different… more»

What other advice do I have?

Visit the website of Guidance Software and find out more about the product.
Reviewer34
Real User
Information Security Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
May 31 2018

What do you think of Guidance Software EnCase?

How has it helped my organization?

The tool improves the results of data recovery cases.

What is most valuable?

Data Recovery: Its ability to repair damaged partitions and uncover hidden partitions from within the tool, and allow further analysis.

What needs improvement?

Ease of use and learning curve need improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We encountered stability issues just as one encounters with all commercially available forensic tools.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was very straightforward.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We use many other forensics tools like AccessData FTK, Magnet Axiom, and X-Ways.

What other advice do I have?

Consider this…

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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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