Users can apply the industry-standard DeNIST filter to quickly eliminate files known to be of no evidentiary value.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 21, 2012
Nextpoint, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of cloud-based regulatory, compliance, and litigation software, announces a new data processing feature that significantly reduces the number of files to be processed for litigation. When data is uploaded to Nextpoint’s Discovery Cloud™ and Trial Cloud™ applications, users can apply the industry-standard DeNIST filter to quickly eliminate files known to be of no evidentiary value, all through a user-friendly interface.
The exploding volume of digital evidence that is discoverable for litigation poses a major challenge to the legal profession. Nextpoint’s DeNIST feature takes advantage of the same information used by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to identify computer files not needed for investigations. The DeNIST feature lets lawyers reduce the volume of data to be reviewed and more quickly focus on the data that is relevant and useful to them.
Nextpoint has created a simple and intuitive interface for applying the DeNIST filtering process when importing data. By comparing files to the National Institute of Standards and Technology National Software Reference Library, or NIST list, Discovery Cloud and Trial Cloud can identify application files that are not likely to have any evidential purpose. The new DeNIST feature and existing de-duplication tools already available across Nextpoint’s innovative technology platform ensure that lawyers have tools they need to meet their unique data challenges.
Discovery Cloud and Trial Cloud users can now choose to tag or filter files based on the NIST list. When configured to tag files, a new “NIST” tag will be applied to all files on the NIST list for easy identification. When configured to filter, those files will automatically be removed completely from imported batches. This new feature can be found on the import page within Discovery Cloud or Trial Cloud, as well as the General Settings page, where there is a full explanation of the feature.
The new DeNIST feature is just another way in which Nextpoint reduces complexity and cost in the processing and review of electronic evidence, eliminating unnecessary and redundant expenses. “Our cloud-based discovery solutions are designed to simplify the processing of large volumes of evidence in litigation,” says Rakesh Madhava, CEO of Nextpoint. “The DeNIST feature takes advantage of an accepted industry standard to maximize the efficiency of our platform and streamline the processing of data in a user-friendly interface. We're excited about this latest enhancement and the positive impact it will have for our customers going forward.”
Nextpoint (http://www.nextpoint.com/) provides cloud computing tools and services for legal, compliance and regulatory needs. The Nextpoint platform is an on-demand, multi-tenant suite of software-as-a-service products that are changing the way corporations, governments and lawyers collaborate and manage electronic data. Nextpoint manages terabytes of data for hundreds of large corporate customers across the nation and law firms of all sizes, from solo practitioners to the AmLaw 200.