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About Pinpoint Labs

Our History

Pinpoint Labs develops on-premise enterprise-wide eDiscovery collection, processing, and review software. Our 15 years of experience building secure, scalable applications for local clients, networks, and popular cloud sources mean you’re in good hands.

Pinpoint customers frequently create portable eDiscovery self-collection kits, deploy stealth agents across their networks and quickly cull data for Relativity and other popular review platforms.

Important Events

All About Our History

3
2020

Pinpoint Cloud 1.5 Release

Dramatically reduce overall size and turnaround time on cloud source collections. Perform targeted cloud collections, providing clients the free offline file list viewer. The new data assessment option creates a complete file list catalog for selected sources. 

3
2020

Harvester Server Enterprise

Additional support for on-prem and cloud-based SQL Server databases, new user management, and customizable Relativity direct connect profiles. Remotely deploy and monitor collection agents across your network or enterprise.

3
2019

Harvester 6.0 Release includes new Enterprise-Wide Agent, and Integrated eDiscovery

The Harvester 6.0 release includes a new Enterprise-wide Smart Agent, native macOS agent, integrated 64bit multi-threaded eDiscovery processing, 1st pass review, flexible production set exports, cloud file explorer, and more.

3
2019

Pinpoint Cloud 1.0 Released - Explore and Collect from Cloud Repositories

New application that allows users to visually browse, and defensibly collect eDiscovery from Google Drive, Google Team Drives, box, DropBox, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business and Amazon S3.

3
2018

Harvester 5.5 Fast Enumeration Option Provides 500%+ Speed improvement

New enumeration improvements dramatically reduce the amount of time required to inventory files on local and network drives. These improvements result in the ability to produce a quick snapshot for large datasets and allows Harvester to begin copying files much sooner.

3
2018

Support Harvester 5.1 Release adds Cloud Files and Veracrypt

Harvester 5.1 release includes support for Google Docs, Box, Dropbox, and OneDrive. This new version allows users to keyword search and apply many other common filters to several popular online document repositories. Additionally, seamless Veracrypt support allows users to collect data into encrypted containers.

3
2017

Surveyor 1.0 Launch - 64-bit, Multi-threaded eDiscovery Engine

Surveyor allows users to perform eDiscovery processing on Harvester and SafeCopy collected data. Processes include metadata and full-text extraction, email processing, OCR, and builds a DAT load file.

3
2016

Pivotal Guidance Inc. (parent company of Pinpoint Labs) Celebrated 10-Year Anniversary with Harvester 5.0 Release

Pivotal Guidance, Inc. celebrated 10- Years of success with anniversary on May 31, 2016. In addition, Harvester 5.0 was released on July 5, 2016, signifying a milestone for Pinpoint Labs. It is the first software program with capabilities of collecting information from the regular and cloud environments using a multi-threaded processing engine to increase copy speed.

3
2015

Harvester 4.1 Release adds seamless Virtual Hard Drive Support

With Harvester 4.1, users can specify a Virtual Hard Drive (VHD) container and Harvester will collect all files to the VHD. A VHD help protect collected files and simplifies collection backups.

3
2015

SharePoint Collector adds Office 365 Support

SharePoint Collector adds Office 365 support and becomes the first defensible eDiscovery collection application that can successfully login to Office 365 accounts and collect SharePoint sites, documents, and 21 other content sources.

3
2014

Harvester 4.0 Server Release Includes Enterprise-Wide eDiscovery Collection Management

Harvester 4 release includes redesigned interface, keyword hit preview, EDA reports, ESI Vault and Legal Hold integration. Harvester Server 4 redesign allows the Harvester platform to provides many enterprise-level features and greatly simplifies corporate e-Discovery collections.

3
2013

Harvester 3.0 Release Includes Microsoft Exchange and Viper Engine

Harvester 3 with multi-threaded Viper copy engine and Microsoft Exchange support is released. Users are able to search and collect from corporate Microsoft Exchange accounts and save to PST files.

3
2012

Multi-threaded SafeCopy and Viper Engine Released

Dramatically reduce copy times by enumerating and collecting data simultaneously. Job completion times are often reduced by 50% or less.

3
2011

SharePoint Collector 1.0 Launch | Fast, Defensible SharePoint Site Collections

SharePoint Collector 1, released. It allows users to collect documents and list items from SharePoint sites without installation on the custodian’s computer and with the ability to collect remotely.

3
2010

Harvester Server 1.0 Launch | Use Harvester from Network

Harvester Server was released, allowing users to remotely launch Harvester jobs across a network and monitor custodians from a central location.

3
2009

Harvester Portable 1.0 Launch | Rapidly cull data during collections

Harvester 1.0 is an eDiscovery collection and culling tool. Initial features include targeted culling, deduplication, deNISTing, PST regeneration, and other popular filters. Pinpoint Labs is the first to release ‘eDiscovery on a stick,’ all the power of an eDiscovery application that can run from a flash drive and without any installation on the host computer.

3
2007

PG Pinpoint 1.0 Launch | Rapid deNISTing

PG Pinpoint, a high-speed deNISTing application that allows users to filter common system and application files from their eDiscovery collections. PG Pinpoint performs 10,000 lookups per second, and a highly optimized NSRL hash set created by Pinpoint Labs.

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2007

SafeCopy 1.0 Launched | Defensible eDiscovery Collections

SafeCopy 1.0 was released to provide users with a high-speed defensible eDiscovery collection program. All files are hash verified, preserve metadata and timestamps, and can be easily resumed after interruption.

3
2007

Pivotal Guidance Inc., creates software division, Pinpoint Labs

Pivotal Guidance Inc. creates subdivision, Pinpoint Labs, a software company that provides free computer forensic software utilities that are used worldwide for investigations.

3
2006

Pivotal Guidance Inc., provides computer forensic collections and investigations

Software architect Jon Rowe founded pivotal Guidance Inc. James Beasley, a veteran software developer, joined Jon shortly after. Jon and James, Certified Computer Examiners, worked together on numerous computer forensic collections and investigations. While working in the field they recognized a need for user-friendly, defensible, and affordable eDiscovery collection and investigative tools.

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