Belkasoft Evidence Center 8.0 Introduces No-Cost Imaging Tool, Adds Volume Shadow Copy Support and Visualizes Social Connections

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Belkasoft is about to roll out a major update to Belkasoft Evidence Center. Version 8.0 packs brand new imaging and acquisition tools, supports Volume Shadow Copy analysis and introduces the Social Graph Builder to help visualize suspect’s communication circles.

Belkasoft is about to roll out a major update to Belkasoft Evidence Center, allowing customers to sign up for a pre-release. Version 8.0 adds a brand-new, all-in-one imaging and acquisition tool with mobile and cloud support. In-depth Volume Shadow Copy analysis enables discovering more destroyed evidence than ever, while the new Social Graph Builder helps visualizing suspect’s communication circles.

“Evidence Center 8.0 is a leap forward”, says Yuri Gubanov, Belkasoft CEO. “The brand new acquisition tool now supports mobile acquisition and cloud extraction with Apple iCloud and Google Account support. While we aim our new imaging and acquisition toolkit at seasoned Belkasoft users, we offer everyone a test drive by providing the acquisition toolkit as a compact stand-alone download.”

Belkasoft All-in-One Acquisition Tool

With this release, Belkasoft Evidence Center adds support for acquisition of a bunch of external data sources. The new Belkasoft Acquisition Tool (or "BelkaImager") allows acquiring information from a wide range of devices and popular cloud services.

BelkaImager can acquire information from a wide range of sources including all of the following:

  •     RAM (32-bit and 64-bit live systems) and memory dumps
  •     Hard drives and forensic disk images including unallocated space
  •     Android and Apple iOS mobile devices via physical and logical acquisition
  •     Popular cloud services such as Apple iCloud and Google Account
  •     Supported storage media including solid-state drives, memory cards and flash sticks

Belkasoft offers BelkaImager as part of Belkasoft Evidence Center and as a free download. Users can sign up to receive the download link by contacting Belkasoft.

Social Graph Builder

The Social Graph Builder module helps investigators visualize suspects’ communications in a new window in the Evidence Center user interface. The Social Graph Builder integrates communications acquired from every communication app known to Belkasoft including dozens of email client programs, hundreds of mobile apps and instant messengers, social network communications, and finding close connections by creating groups of users. The module helps investigators discover the closest communication circles, determine persons who were the most actively communicating with the suspect and discover who played the key roles in communications within and between certain groups of users.

The Social Graph Builder considers the “strength” of connections by putting different priorities to different means of communications. For example, a phone call would receive a higher weight compared to a comment in a group chat.

Volume Shadow Copy Analysis

The updated Volume Shadow Copy analytics can now review all existing snapshots, allowing the expert to pick one for in-depth analysis. Belkasoft provides direct access to VSC structures without using third-party libraries, which allows analyzing large drives with multiple snapshots causing competing products to crash with memory overload.

Early Access Program

Belkasoft Evidence Center 8.0 is still in beta. Users can sign up for early access and receive the pre-release version at

About Belkasoft Evidence Center

Belkasoft Evidence Center is a world-renowned tool used by thousands of customers for conducting computer and mobile forensic investigations. Belkasoft Evidence Center can automatically discover, extract and analyze evidence from a wide range of sources including computer hard drives and disk images in all popular formats, memory dumps, mobile backups and chip-off dumps. The tool can capture and analyze volatile evidence stored in the computer’s RAM, identify encrypted files, carve Internet chat logs, Web browsing history and email communications including information stored in digital pictures and videos. The ability to process office documents in a wide range of formats enables investigators to perform near-instant full-text search among all the documents discovered on the suspect’s PC.

Low-level access to hard disk and system structures means that even data that has been deleted by the suspect cannot escape from investigators. Supporting Windows, Unix/Linux, Android and Mac OS X file systems, natively mounting images created in EnCase, FTK, X-Ways, DD and SMART formats, UFED and chip-off binary dumps, and many popular virtual machines without using these or any third-party tools, Belkasoft Evidence Center can collect more evidence than any single competing tool in its class.

About Belkasoft

Founded in 2002, Belkasoft is a global leader in digital forensics technology, known for their sound and comprehensive forensic tools. With a team of professionals in digital forensics, data recovery and reverse engineering, Belkasoft focuses on creating technologically advanced yet easy-to-use products for investigators and forensic experts to make their work easier, faster, and more effective.

With this focus in mind, Belkasoft introduces their flagship product, Belkasoft Evidence Center – an easy-to-use, integrated solution for collecting and analyzing digital evidence from mobile and computer devices. Customers in law enforcement, police, military, business, intelligence agencies, and forensic laboratories in 70+ countries worldwide use Belkasoft Evidence Center to fight homicide, crimes against children, drug trafficking, data leakage, fraud, and other online and offline crimes.

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