BlackBag Technologies Announces SoftBlock Write-Blocking Solution for Mac

BlackBag Technologies, Inc. today announced the release and general availability of SoftBlock, the Company’s much anticipated write-blocking software application that Mac forensic examiners can easily use to mount and manage devices containing suspect data in a forensically sound manner…With a uniquely light footprint, the kernel-based utility allows for constant use on shared or single-user systems. SoftBlock identifies devices upon connection and mounts them, based on user selection as read-only or as read-write. BlackBag’s new application offers unmatched features, including:

– Mobility: Once installed on a computer, SoftBlock is always readily
available for use, which means one less piece of equipment to manage while
on the go.
– Speed: SoftBlock enables device mounting and management directly from
the user’s computer. This allows a quick preview before further analysis,
expediting investigation time.
– Affordability: With no capacity constraints and seamless integration
into the examiner’s workflow, SoftBlock costs significantly less than the
multiple hardware blockers required to manage the same load.
– Security: Safeguards such as “Always On” protection and double
confirmation in mounting new devices read-write ensure evidence is
preserved intact.

“BlackBag’s release of SoftBlock stands as yet another example of our commitment to innovation within the Mac forensic field,” said Derrick Donnelly, chief technology officer at BlackBag Technologies. “Driven directly by the needs of today’s Mac examiners, SoftBlock focuses on providing consistent protection for mounted devices, as well as unparalleled convenience and simplicity for the examiner. BlackBag is pleased to unveil SoftBlock as an affordable, easy tool for use by both corporate and law enforcement Mac forensic examiners.”

SoftBlock is available for $239. For more information on BlackBag’s SoftBlock write-blocking software application, visit

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BlackBag Technologies, Inc. provides Mac-based data forensic and eDiscovery solutions to law enforcement and private sector clients. Based in Silicon Valley, BlackBag offers clients a comprehensive and secure suite of services, software and training solutions. The Company acknowledges the growing challenges faced by forensic examiners and legal professionals in the field and is dedicated to creating flexible, open environment solutions. BlackBag serves a wide range of clients including federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, as well as leading private sector security, legal and human resource professionals. Visit

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