Belkasoft Evidence Center 3.0

Belkasoft announces 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.

MacOS Support

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.

Additional Enhancements

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.

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