St. Petersburg, Russia (PRWEB) December 13, 2012
Belkasoft Updates Evidence Center 2012 to v. 5.1
Belkasoft updates its range of forensic products to version 5.1, adding features and improving the speed and stability of the products. All editions of Belkasoft Evidence Center received the update, offering investigators a faster, easier and more convenient way to work with digital evidence.
About the Update
In version 5.1, Belkasoft Evidence Center received many usability, performance and stability updates enabling investigators to view found profiles in real-time as they are being discovered and speed up the search by de-selecting groups of artifacts that are unlikely to appear on a given system (e.g. Linux messenger on a hard drive used with Windows).
The newly added Jump Lists support adds yet another type of evidence to the already impressive list of 240+ artifacts. The new feature enables investigators to examine pinned and most frequently used applications, documents, pictures, songs, or websites of Windows 7 and Windows 8 users. Regularly used documents add an extra bit of data to the profile of the computer user under investigation.
The added artifact grouping now allows investigators speeding up search performance by excluding types of artifacts that are unlikely to appear in the disk being examined. This feature allows specifying only certain types of information or excluding everything but Windows-specific types when analyzing Windows disks, or analyzing Mac OS X-only apps when examining a hard drive taken out from a Mac.
In version 5.1, the product received the ability to gradually add new profiles to the list. In previous versions, the product could spend a couple of hours going through the entire drive or image before displaying the full list of profiles is discovers, without giving the examiner much in a way of interaction. In this release, the profiles are added immediately as they are discovered, giving investigators an opportunity to immediately review what has been found so far.
Other additions and enhancements include integration with the latest EnCase 7.05, UTC/Local time cleanup, enhanced Facebook and Dropbox support, Internet Explorer 10 analysis, 3GP and 3G2 video file format support, the ability to export emails into EML format, and many other additions, improvements and enhancements. The complete list of new and improved features is available at http://forensic.belkasoft.com/en/bec/en/Whats_New_In_Version_5.1.asp
About Belkasoft Evidence Center 2012
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 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 the suspect cannot escape from investigators. Supporting Unix/Linux and Mac OS X file systems and natively mounting images created with EnCase, DD, and SMART without using these or any third-party tools, Belkasoft Evidence Center can collect more evidence than any single competing tool.
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 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 2012 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.
Founded in 2002, Belkasoft is an independent 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.
Belkasoft Evidence Center 2012 consolidates many of the company’s individual tools into a single, all-in-one forensic solution. Belkasoft products are used in forensic investigations, law enforcement, intelligence, corporate security and parental control applications. Belkasoft customers include thousands of government and private organizations such as 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/en/bfs/en/download.asp
The document on What’s New in Version 5.1 is available at http://forensic.belkasoft.com/en/bec/en/Whats_New_In_Version_5.1.asp