Monday, August 3, 1998

Gathering electronic evidence for internal investigations and litigation detailed at Ontrack website

The Ontrack Data International, Inc. Computer Evidence Services site on the World Wide Web (www.ontrackevidence.com) now offers in-depth information regarding the many ways Ontrack can assist in the discovery, recovery and analysis of critical electronic evidence. The site features reviews of the technology used in evidence recoveries and timely information on key issues in the rapidly evolving law of electronic evidence.

“This new Web resource is concrete evidence that Ontrack is committed to being the leading provider of electronic evidence recovery services,” said John Bujan, Ontrack General Counsel and Director of Ontrack’s Computer Evidence Service Group. “Our goal is to provide crucial evidence to attorneys in private and corporate practices, law enforcement officials and to information services professionals in the private and public sectors. Our new web information may become critical when a client or employer is faced with electronic evidence issues in internal investigations or litigation.”

The search for electronic evidence involves techniques such as the extraction of encrypted data, analysis of data produced by proprietary software, recovery of data from damaged or obsolete systems and the development of custom, case-specific software applications. The tools and techniques developed by Ontrack since it created the modern data recovery industry in 1987 are available on-site or at nine Ontrack facilities worldwide to meet the most stringent electronic evidence recovery challenges.

As explained on the new Web site, Ontrack technical capabilities include the skills necessary to solve electronic evidence puzzles found on almost any computer and created by almost any operating system or back-up method. Tape backups can pose a special challenge due to deterioration, damage, or obsolete backup methods. All are challenges Ontrack has the proven expertise to address. The Ontrack Forensic Protocol, designed to protect original evidence in the recovery process and streamline the admission of relevant evidence in court assures evidence authenticity. Ontrack is a two-time winner of the Department of Defense Cogswell Award for Outstanding Industrial Security, and this award-winning attention to confidentiality and security is reflected in every Computer Evidence Services project.

Ontrack (NASDAQ: ONDI), the world leader in data recovery, specializes in services and software that help computer users access and recover their valuable data. Using hundreds of proprietary tools and techniques, Ontrack is able to recover lost or corrupted data from all operating systems and types of storage devices. Ontrack can be reached through its World Wide Web site at http://www.ontrack.com or by calling 800-872-2599 (612-937-5161). In addition to its Minneapolis headquarters, Ontrack operates customer service centers in Los Angeles, San Jose, Washington, D.C., New York, Tokyo, London, Paris and Stuttgart.