Detego® Joins Forces With MSAB In Strategic Digital Forensics Partnership

Global Digital Forensic Industry Leaders Unite to Offer Full Suite of Acquisition and Analysis Capability to Frontline Users.

Detego, global leaders in rapid computer forensic extraction, triage and analysis, have today announced a strategic partnership with MSAB, a public company and global leader in mobile device digital forensics. This partnership will enable MSAB to offer its customers an end-to-end solution for both computer and mobile forensics. MSAB has augmented its digital forensics offering to include the world’s fastest computer forensic imaging technology and rapid triage of Windows, Mac and Linux computers, as developed by Detego.

Dave Kirk, Founder and CEO of Detego, says the following of the partnership; “Detego delivers innovation and provides clients with leading digital forensic solutions across the globe. Detego also has two key patented, game changing technologies that are beneficial to all digital forensic investigators, but particularly those in front-line and first responder scenarios or kiosk environments. This strategic relationship enables MSAB to offer a full suite of tools for data extraction and analysis, completing its offering and increasing the capability for MSAB’s extensive list of global customers.” 

“As technology continues to evolve rapidly, it is essential that investigators have tools that can keep pace with the global marketplace while maintaining an edge in digital forensics,” said Joel Bollö, CEO of MSAB. “By combining MSAB’s and Detego’s offerings and expertise, we will provide customers with a truly compelling and comprehensive set of options to rapidly and effectively access a wider range of data artefacts from even more electronic devices.”

Detego originally developed its leading solution to rapidly acquire and act upon evidence from computer platforms, offering rapid on-scene digital forensics with automated triage. Detego’s technology is already used widely by high-profile military and law enforcement organisations. MSAB’s flagship product, XRY-KTE, has become the number one frontline solution for operational law enforcement users worldwide, who deal with large volumes of mobile devices on a regular basis.


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“Our decision to partner with MSAB in the global digital forensics and cyber security market was obvious. Our missions are aligned, and we are committed to supporting investigators worldwide by providing them with cutting edge technologies to solve a myriad of crimes. MSAB is a fantastic company that continues to innovate frontline digital forensic solutions. We are privileged to begin this journey with MSAB,” says John-Paul Backwell, Managing Director of Detego.

Andy Lister, Global Business Development Director at Detego commented; “This partnership ensures that Detego’s capability can be put in the hands of more users worldwide, simply put, it can be used even more widely to make more communities safer. That’s what we at Detego are passionate about, and that’s why this partnership will have a positive impact on the global digital forensics industry.”

The MSAB XAMN software is a suite of analysis tools designed primarily to allow investigators to work more efficiently. Once digital data has been recovered using the XRY and Detego tools, the XAMN analysis tools will help to quickly identify critical information, whether this means seeing the big picture or rapidly identifying precise details in a huge dataset of digital evidence.

Both tools are easy to use and will therefore make an instant difference for customers investing in the combined solution. Users can directly take advantage of the power of MSAB and Detego to solve crimes faster, resulting in improved efficiency and detection for their organisations from a world-leading solution.

For more information, please contact:

John-Paul Backwell, Managing Director at Detego: jp.backwell@detegoglobal.com, +44 1403 267176.

Who is Detego?

Detego Global are the creators of the Detego Unified Forensics Platform, an end-to-end suite of modular digital forensics tools which are used globally by Military, Law Enforcement, Intelligence Agencies and Enterprise Organisations. Detego has two granted patents. With today’s investigators faced with an onslaught of digital devices and the corresponding mass of data that is created, Detego has become the go to toolset to rapidly acquire, analyse and act on evidence and intelligence. Founded in 2005, Detego Global is headquartered near London in the United Kingdom with additional offices in the USA, Singapore, UAE, Kenya, and South Africa. www.detegoglobal.com.

Who is MSAB?

MSAB is a global leader in forensic technology for mobile device examination and analysis. It primarily serves law enforcement agencies but also prisons / correctional institutions, intelligence agencies, tax authorities, border control agencies and the military. MSAB has offices worldwide, products in over 100 countries and a network of distributors across the globe. The company has been involved with mobile communications since 1984 and is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. www.msab.com.

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