(PRWEB) August 23, 2011
Belkasoft is announcing a major upgrade to its flagship forensic product, Belkasoft Evidence Center. The new version 3.0 adds picture and video support, enabling forensic investigators to run automated searches for images and video footage containing people’s faces or pornographic content. Version 3.0 also adds the ability to investigate Mac disks, including the support for 12 most popular instant messengers running on the Apple MacOS platform.
Automated Face Search and Porn Detection in Still Images and Videos
In addition to instant messenger, email and chat support, Belkasoft Evidence Center 3.0 can now discover and analyze still images and video files. Automatic face detection allows near-instant discovery of all media containing recognizable persons, while the newly added porn detector locates still and video files of pornographic nature. In addition, the text detection feature discovers images with text information in them. Sophisticated neural network techniques are employed to provide quick, surefooted discovery with less than 5% of false negatives and about 16% of false positive detections.
Thanks to the newly added Mac format support, Belkasoft Evidence Center can now successfully mount and analyze disks formatted with HFS and HFS+ file systems. Physical drives and disk images made with drive imaging tools such as Encase, SMART and DD are supported. Existing and deleted conversations can then be successfully extracted. Support for the following twelve instant messengers running under MacOS has been added: Adium, AIM, Brosix, Fire, iChat, ICQ, InstantBird, Mail.Ru Agent, Mercury, Nimbuzz, Trillian, and Yahoo! Messenger.
A wide range of smaller extra enhancements have been incorporated into Belkasoft Evidence Center, improving the product’s ability to deal with large and unusual email databases, adding support for new email clients and instant messenger applications, and improving support of certain social networks and online email services. The complete list of news and enhancements is available at http://forensic.belkasoft.com/en/bec/en/Whats_New_In_Version_3.0.asp.
About Belkasoft Evidence Center
At version 3.0, the company’s flagship computer forensic tool helps security and forensic specialists collect and analyze more digital evidence from PC and Mac computers than ever. Belkasoft Evidence Center will automatically locate, process and analyze Internet chat logs, Web browsing history and email communications including all stored passwords, cached forms, information stored in cookies and digital pictures, mailboxes and system files. Low-level access to hard disk and system structures means that even data that’s been deleted by a suspect cannot escape from investigators.
The affordable Standard edition is available to private investigators and corporate security departments, while the more comprehensive Enterprise edition allows major security agencies and police departments to have multiple investigators work simultaneously on a case.
Pricing and Availability
Belkasoft Evidence Center 3.0 is available immediately. Pricing for Standard edition starts from $999.95, while the Enterprise edition is available for $9999.95.
Founded in 2002, Belkasoft is a software vendor specializing in computer forensics and IT security software. Running on the Microsoft Windows platform, Belkasoft products back the company’s "Forensics made easier" slogan, offering IT security experts and forensic investigators solutions that work right out of the box, without requiring a steep learning curve or any specific skills to operate.
Along with the flagship Belkasoft Evidence Center, Belkasoft is also marketing Forensic IM Analyzer, Forensic Studio, Forensic Carver, Browser Analyzer and other products used in forensic investigations, law enforcement, intelligence, corporate security and parental control applications.
Belkasoft solutions are used by government and commercial customers worldwide. The company’s clients include the FBI, U.S. Army, US Secret Service, multiple police departments in Germany, Norway, Australia, New Zealand and many other countries, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young and other Fortune 100 corporations.
More information about the company and its products is available at http://belkasoft.com.
Belkasoft made the demo version available for free download at http://belkasoft.com/bec/en/Evidence_Center.asp