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Trident Pro

Trident Pro is Wave Software’s award-winning flagship product and is the software of choice for legal and information governance professionals all over the world. Trident Pro equips you with an assortment of powerful tools to help you strategically analyze and cull your datasets.  Now better than ever, Version 8 includes:

  • New Processor Module combining vital functionality in one location
  • Templates to apply settings across multiple projects
  • Direct integration with Wave’s collection technology, Explorer

Trident Pro is used by:

  • By law firms to reduce data prior to vendor processing and review
  • By corporate legal departments to analyze data for internal matters or prior to forwarding to outside counsel
  • By public records custodians to manage compliance with Public Records and FOIA requests.
  • For Lotus/Exchange migrations to reduce the amount of data going into your new e-mail platform

Technical Information:

Trident Pro has continued to improve its performance.  The processing speed has improved with each release and is a robust feature of version 8.  Also, through the use of parallelization and multi CPU utilization, we can allow for high performance processing and scale up with your selected hardware.


Snapshot allows you to quickly see the “lay of the land;” it summarizes project size and scope by calculating and visualizing volumes of data, including a breakdown of each data source, reporting the number of messages and attachments, their file sizes, authors, recipients, CCs, BCCs and extensions for every E-mail in the dataset. Various reports, pie-charts and metrics are available to give you the most comprehensive breakdown of your data.

E-mail and Data De-Duplication

The average set of collected data results in 20 to 50 percent duplicates. Trident Pro’s De-duplication module allows the user to assign multiple custodians to multiple PST/NSF files or loose e-files and de-duplicate globally, per custodian, with or without filtering, to produce a clean set of data from which to review.

Trident Pro maintains the Parent-Child Relationship throughout E-mail processing by considering the E-mail at the top level and all of its attachments (including embedded messages) as one bundle. Other features of Trident Pro’s De-duplication module include the ability to:

  • Customize fields of De-duplication to include body and/or attachments
  • Easily add incoming new PSTs/NSFs as projects progress
  • De-duplicate all custodians at the same time—no need to create separate projects
  • Filter PST/NSF population by keyword or date range while de-duplicating

Near-Duplicate Detection and Reporting

Wave Software has researched and selected a proven algorithm that is both high performance and conformant to forensic-data processing standards. Near-Duplicate detection allows a user to leverage early case assessment analytics using Trident Pro’s Near-Duplicate Report, providing a user with the ability to reduce the downstream data prior to processing or review. This feature can significantly enhance review and reduce processing times. Near-Duplicate detection and reporting can be performed within multiple Trident Pro modules, including File De-duplication, E-mail De-duplication, and Native Review Bridge.

E-mail Filter/Merge/Split

Filter, Merge, Split (FMS) is used to create subsets of the original PST/NSF files that match a predetermined filter. Every part of FMS is optional. You can filter to the message level, merge or split PST/NSF files based on size requirements or mix and match the functionality. FMS operates very much like E-mail De-duplication without performing De-duplication.

Interactive Searching

Interactive searching allows the user to make a determination about their search terms and criteria by providing an immediate and detailed view of their list of keywords. Activate using a wildcard term to see the item and total count of keyword terms and E-mail domains. This helps mitigate false positives and erroneous hits. Once the interactive searching and culling is complete, processed data can be exported to PST, NSF or in its native file format, allowing users to conduct further analysis in common review platforms such as Summation, Concordance, iCONECT or Relativity.

Native Review Bridge

Native Review Bridge (NRB) allows users to filter, de-duplicate, de-NIST, and export E-mails and loose ESI files into various review platforms, whether they be local or hosted solutions. Use Native Review Bridge to load important culled data, in native format, into your review platform of choice, including:

  • Concordance (DCB and DAT)
  • Summation (DII)
  • Relativity (DAT)
  • Ringtail (MDB)
  • Catalyst (DAT)

E-mail Regeneration

Whether it is a PST or NSF, E-mail Regeneration will take a load file of entry IDs from the E-mails that are tagged from the review platform and regenerate a new, unique PST or NSF of just that tagged set. This can be kept in its native format with all metadata intact or this greatly reduced set can be converted to TIFF. E-mail Regeneration will preserve all metadata and folder paths plus provide a defensible chain-of-custody.


An in-depth chain-of-custody report tracks and logs everything that is done in every project, including source PST or NSF files, project settings, De-duplication or generation method, and gigabytes processed down to the megabyte level. Reports can be saved in a variety of ways and as an Excel spreadsheet for easy billing, production and reference.

Compatible Review Platforms

  • Catalyst
  • LexisNexis
  • Encore Discovery Solutions
  • Navigant
  • kCura Relativity

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“More and more clients and opposing counsel are providing electronic data instead of paper documents. Effectively managing e-discovery can mean the difference between winning and losing a case. With Wave Software’s Trident and Target’s client service expertise, clients will get faster, more cost-effective processing power.”

—Jonathan M. Rubel,
Target Litigation Consulting