BlackBag Partners With Passware To Provide Full Disk Decryption In New Release

BlackBag Technologies announces a new partnership with the leader in encrypted electronic evidence discovery and decryption, Passware.

BlackBag Technologies announced a partnership with Passware ahead of the upcoming release of BlackLight. BlackLight quickly analyzes computer volumes and mobile devices to shed light on user actions. With easy searching, filtering and sifting through large data sets, it’s simply the best option available for smart, comprehensive analysis.“Partnering with Passware and providing support for full disk decryption with a known password for Bitlocker, Symantec Endpoint Encryption, and Veracrypt was a natural next step and an essential feature for our users,” explained Ken Basore, CEO of BlackBag Technologies. “As we work to continuously provide innovative software to our customers and implement their product feedback, incorporating technology partnerships into new releases is extremely important to us.”

The launch of BlackLight 2019 R3 will introduce the integration of Passware’s Forensic Kit to all users with active, current licenses of BlackLight. There will be no additional fees for the enhanced capabilities.

“In many digital investigations, one of the major obstacles is the inability to examine encrypted disks,” Passware, Inc. CEO Dmitry Sumin said. “We are excited to work with BlackBag Technologies to allow computer forensic professionals to conduct thorough investigations decrypting electronic evidence within BlackLight.”

The integration of Passware’s Forensic Kit into BlackLight is part of BlackBag’s ongoing efforts to partner with other industry leaders. Many users have requested that BlackLight provide a feature allowing the processing of BitLocker encrypted images and the ability to detect and process Symantec Endpoint Encryption. This functionality has been implemented with the integration of Passware; providing users with access to all the decryption features of Passware’s Forensic Kit right within the BlackLight analysis environment.

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The new feature will be available in BlackBag’s latest release of BlackLight: BlackLight 2019 R3. To learn more about BlackLight, request a quote, request a trial, or renew your license, click here.

[Upcoming Webinar]

Join us 11/21 at 11am PST / 2pm EST to watch BlackBag’s Director of Product, Ashley Hernandez, and Dmitry Sumin, CEO of Passware Inc, demonstrate how to quickly view file content and use our new advanced filtering options to gather leads in BlackLight 2019 R3. Register here. Can’t join us live? Register and an on-demand version will be sent when available.

About BlackBag Technologies:

BlackBag® Technologies offers innovative forensic acquisition and analysis tools for both Windows and macOS based computers, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices. Its forensic software is used by hundreds of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies around the world, as well as by leading corporations and consultants, to investigate all types of digital evidence associated with both criminal, civil and internal investigations. BlackBag also develops and delivers expert forensics training and certification programs, designed for both novice and experienced forensics professionals. To learn more, visit

About Passware:

Founded in 1998, Passware, Inc. is the worldwide leading maker of password recovery and e-Discovery software. Passware forensic products are used by the world’s top law enforcement agencies to crack cases where decryption is required – with a 70-percent success rate. Passware has been used to prevent nuclear terrorism, has saved hostages held at gunpoint, and is law enforcement’s tool of choice in preventing child exploitation. Our client list includes the FBI, US Secret Service, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Europol, Israel’s Lahav 433, the UK Metropolitan Police, as well as most law enforcement bodies in Europe and Asia. Passware is also the go-to tool in the corporate world. It is used for encryption audits and as a key compliance tool. It allows customers in businesses of all sizes to access encrypted documents ensuring constant availability of important information. To learn more, visit

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