In the last two months, Atola Technology has come out with three firmware updates for Atola Taskforce forensic imager!
Each of the releases contained a key feature: 2020.1 introduced target drive encryption, 2020.2 allowed imaging to a segmented E01 file and finally 2020.3 features segmented hashing.
“These features were among the most anticipated by our customers and help further enhance evidence acquisition, verification, and storage process,” says Atola’s CTO Vitaliy Mokosiy. “While target encryption allows for secure image preservation and transportation, segmented E01 files are easier to create and store, and segmented hashing ensures image verification even if the evidence drive is damaged or the image goes corrupt before it can be presented in court.”For target encryption, TaskForce uses VeraCrypt with a 256-bit AES algorithm and creates an exFAT partition that can store multiple images under a user-chosen password.
Whether you image to a compressed or a non-compressed E01 file, you can choose to image to a segmented E01 file with a choice of segment sizes based on the popular storage media capacities.
If you chose segmented hashing of the source during imaging and also post-hashing of the target, the imaging report will contain the links to a CSV file with a list of hashes calculated for the individual segments of the drive and a confirmation of the hashes matching between the source and the target.
And because TaskForce has an amazing performance capacity, the calculation of segmented hashing will not slow your imaging process down one bit!
Atola continues to push the boundaries of evidence acquisition by creating fast and effective imagers with unbeatable performance and an exceptional feature set for forensic examiners.
Atola Technology is a hardware and software development company based in Vancouver, Canada specializing in creating hard drive imaging tools for the global forensic market.
Atola’s engineers – including its founder and CEO Dmitry Postrigan – have strong expertise in storage media and data recovery, and focus on creating highly efficient and user-friendly forensic imagers.