Belkasoft Evidence Center 5.3: Major Update Introduces Evidence Reader, Adds More than 12 Features

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Belkasoft releases a major update to its flagship forensic product, Belkasoft Evidence Center 2013. Version 5.3 introduces Evidence Reader, an all-new free tool allowing Belkasoft users to pass along evidence collected during the investigation.

The newest release of Belkasoft’s popular evidence analysis toolkit introduces an all-new way to deal with collected evidence. The newly developed Evidence Reader allows accessing evidence collected with Belkasoft Evidence Center from any computer.

Belkasoft announces a major update to its flagship forensic product, Belkasoft Evidence Center 2013. Version 5.3 introduces Evidence Reader, an all-new free tool allowing Belkasoft users to pass along evidence collected with the main product.

Over 12 other enhancements are made to further enhance the efficiency of forensic investigations, simplifying the process of obtaining and analyzing digital evidence. Upgrade to Belkasoft Evidence Center 5.3 is offered at no charge to all customers holding a valid license for version 5.2 and customers on the extended support and maintenance plan.

Evidence Reader: the Free Way to Pass Along Digital Evidence

The newest release of Belkasoft’s popular evidence analysis toolkit introduces an all-new way to deal with collected evidence. The newly developed Evidence Reader allows accessing evidence collected with Belkasoft Evidence Center from any computer at no extra charge, even without Evidence Center installed. Evidence Reader allows Belkasoft users to transfer data collected during the investigation between computers, enabling them to pass digital evidence along to their colleagues and co-workers, as well as to present collected information in a court.

The new Evidence Reader greatly enhances the value of the product for those customers opting for a bare basic license without the Case Management module. Case Management allows users of Belkasoft Evidence Center storing evidence discovered during the session to a database for later use, and allows accessing, managing and deleting previously collected data. Case Management is a paid add-on. Prior to this release, customers without Case Management functionality were required to produce a report immediately after completing the session. The new Evidence Reader tool enables customers without Case Management to not only save collected evidence, but also pass it along to other people for offline analysis, albeit in read-only mode.

Extended File Carving

Version 5.3 expands file carving support, adding many document, picture and system file formats to the list of data extracted from unallocated disk space. Supported are Microsoft Word 97-2003, Excel 97-2003, PowerPoint 97-2003; jpg, bmp, gif, wmf; Thumbs.db and SQLite databases. In addition, existing Thumbs files can now be discovered and analyzed for Windows 8 and legacy versions of Windows.

Upgrade to Version 5.3 at No Charge

Belkasoft strives to deliver the best service to its valued customers. That is why the upgrade to version 5.3 is offered at no charge to all customers holding a valid, non-expired license for the previous version of Belkasoft Evidence Center (version 5.2) and all customers having a valid Extended Support and Maintenance plan.

Other Improvements

Version 5.3 also includes a wide range of other great improvements and enhancements further enhancing the efficiency of forensic investigations, simplifying the process of obtaining and analyzing digital evidence.

The complete list of additions and enhancements in version 5.3 is available at http://forensic.belkasoft.com/en/bec/en/whats_new_in_version_5.3.asp

About Belkasoft Evidence Center 2013

Belkasoft Evidence Center is the company’s flagship computer forensic tool enabling security experts and forensic specialists collect and analyze more digital evidence than ever Belkasoft Evidence Center can automatically locate, process and analyze Internet chat logs, Web browsing history and email communications including information stored in digital pictures and videos, a variety of history and log files. Low-level access to hard disk and system structures means that even data that’s been deleted by the suspect cannot escape from investigators. Supporting Windows, Unix/Linux and Mac OS X file systems and natively mounting images created in EnCase, DD and SMART formats without using these or any third-party tools, Belkasoft Evidence Center can collect more evidence than any single competing tool in its class.

The affordable Standard edition is available to private investigators and corporate security departments, while the more comprehensive Professional edition adds the abilities to recover hidden and destroyed evidence with Data Carving, analyze memory dumps with Live RAM analysis. The Ultimate edition adds document analysis, encrypted file discovery, mobile backup analysis and multimedia support, allowing investigators to automatically detect images and videos containing faces, pornography and scanned documents. The top-of-the-line Enterprise edition allows major security agencies and police departments to have multiple investigators work simultaneously on a case.

Pricing and Availability

Belkasoft Evidence Center 2013 is available immediately. Pricing for Forensic IM Analyzer edition starts from $499.95, the Professional edition is available from $799.95, while the Ultimate edition sells for $1099.95.

About Belkasoft

Founded in 2002, Belkasoft is an independent software vendor specializing in computer forensics and IT security software. 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.

Belkasoft Evidence Center 2013 is a world renowned tool used by thousands of customers for conducting forensic investigations, as well as for law enforcement, intelligence and corporate security applications. Belkasoft customers include government and private organizations in more than 40 countries, including the FBI, US Army, DHS, police departments in Germany, Norway, Australia and New Zealand, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Ernst & Young.

More information about the company and its products at http://belkasoft.com

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Information on Belkasoft Evidence Center as well as the free demo download are available at http://forensic.belkasoft.com/

The complete list of additions and enhancements in version 5.3 is available at http://forensic.belkasoft.com/en/bec/en/whats_new_in_version_5.3.asp

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