During the first quarter of 2013, Belkasoft plans several incremental updates to its major forensic suite, Belkasoft Evidence Center. The updates will feature a new core engine, bringing much greater performance to users of last-generation multi-core CPU’s. Introducing multi-tasking and background computing, Belkasoft Evidence Center will reduce waiting times by allowing the investigator to analyze already discovered evidence and interact with the tool while evidence is being collected by one or more background processes (which may be a lengthy process depending on the size of the disk being analyzed).
Belkasoft publishes product update roadmap for Q1, 2013, announcing upcoming changes to its range of forensic tools. The published roadmap provides a comprehensive outline of the new features to become available during the first quarter of 2013. In the course of the planned update, Belkasoft will add the ability to take volatile memory snapshots with a stand-alone tool, deliver the ability to share collected evidence between investigators at no charge, and introduce a free stand-alone tool for extracting information from public Facebook profiles.
Scheduled Updates to Belkasoft’s Forensic Suite
During the first quarter of 2013, Belkasoft plans several incremental updates to its major forensic suite, Belkasoft Evidence Center. The updates will feature a new core engine, bringing much greater performance to users of last-generation multi-core CPU’s. Introducing multi-tasking and background computing, Belkasoft Evidence Center will reduce waiting times by allowing the investigator analyzing already discovered evidence and interacting with the tool while evidence is being collected by one or more background processes (which may be a lengthy process depending on the size of the disk being analyzed). Several popular local instant messengers will be supported.
A major release is planned at the end of the quarter. The new release will feature flexible customizations of the tool’s look and behavior, introduce the ability to add custom extensions, and include a new Evidence Reader application to allow sharing collected evidence between investigators at no extra charge. Licensing terms will be updated to reflect the ability of evidence sharing with no extra licensing fees.
The complete roadmap is available at http://forensic.belkasoft.com/en/roadmap_2013_Q1
New Stand-Alone Forensic Tools
In addition to updates to its major forensic suite, Belkasoft plans releasing several stand-alone Internet forensic tools.
Belkasoft Live RAM Capturer will offer the ability to make snapshots of the computer’s volatile memory. These snapshots can be analyzed by using the Live RAM Analysis feature of Belkasoft Evidence Center. The new tool will be available to all new customers and existing clients who purchased Belkasoft Evidence Center with a non-expired support and maintenance plan.
Belkasoft Facebook Profile Saver will offer the ability to capture information from public Facebook profiles. The tool will be available as a separate download at no charge.
Finally, Belkasoft Evidence Reader will offer the ability to share collected evidence between investigators at no extra charge. Similar to Belkasoft Live RAM Capturer, this tool will be available to all new customers and existing clients who purchased Belkasoft Evidence Center with a non-expired support and maintenance plan.
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 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 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 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/en/
The Q1 2013 Roadmap is available at http://forensic.belkasoft.com/en/roadmap_2013_Q1