MSAB Announces the Third Major Release for 2022: XRY 10.3, XAMN 7.3 and XEC 7.3

Support for iOS 16, access to more devices and apps, plus intuitive filtering with high ease of use

The new releases of XRY, XAMN and XEC introduce a range of significant new and improved capabilities to help forensic investigators, digital investigators and other users work faster, smarter and more efficiently.

Release Highlights

XRY 10.3

XRY 10.3 brings significant extraction and decoding capabilities to more mobile devices, with the total number of supported devices exceeding 42,860 and more than 4,247 app versions.

With the new release helping ensure support for the latest iOS 16, MSAB is also launching the first MTK Program. This is the beginning of what will be an exhaustive list of devices for which we can offer full physical data extractions from locked MTK chip-based handsets.

Coinbase Wallet App Support: XRY 10.3 comes with additional support for the cryptocurrency app, Coinbase Wallet, for Android devices to reduce the anonymity of crypto users, their activities and transactions.

XAMN 7.3

We endeavor to continually improve the quality of our products. XAMN combines ease of use, powerful searching capabilities and unparalleled efficiently.


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Improved filters panel: With XAMN 7.3, you can easily organize your filters. For example, you can optimize your filter presentation using the drag-and-drop functionality to set the order of filters within the filter panel. This can be particularly useful when working on complex cases with large amounts of data.

New detailed audit logging function: With the new release, access to digital evidence can be controlled and monitored. This new feature gives a deep level of detail about the actions taken during review of digital evidence within XAMN. You can now know who had access, what data the user reviewed and if/when that access was used for any given investigative case.

New Report Builder blocks: XAMN 7.3 includes improvements to the “Report Builder” function allowing you to include both Case Data and Data Sources with simple drag and drop technology to build standardized templates for use within your department. With the “Report Builder” functionality it is even easier to customize your court presentation report, make it more accurate and relevant as well as improving overall efficiency.

XAMN also has gone through several significant user experience improvements in order to give digital investigators increased flexibility while researching the collected data.

XEC Director 7.3

New Frontline Admin system dashboard: The XEC dashboard lets managers track status, statistics, system health info, and events in your operations and to view what is happening on your frontline network solution in real time. This in a visually impactful view perfect for displaying on one or multiple monitors and which can be viewed from anywhere through a web interface.

MSAB Kiosk, Tablet and XRY Express

Remarkable standardized digital forensic reports improvement: You can now easily add all photos and notes taken during a sequence to the automatically generated forensic statements, including the SFR reports that summarize an extraction workflow sequence.

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Alan Platt, Professional Services Consultant at MSAB, discusses his experience as a former UK police officer working in digital forensics. He talks about the different levels of digital forensics capabilities within police forces and how MSAB products like XAMN and XEC Director are used by frontline officers versus lab analysts.

The discussion covers how MSAB partners with law enforcement to develop custom workflows for mobile device acquisitions that facilitate ISO compliance. Alan explains MSAB's managed service offering, where approved MSAB staff can remotely access a customer's XEC Director server to assist with software updates and troubleshooting. He emphasizes the strict data segregation policies enforced by customers to prevent MSAB from accessing any sensitive case data.

Looking ahead, Alan mentions MSAB's new CEO and hints at some exciting developments coming down the pipeline. He spotlights recent enhancements to XEC Director's speed and database functionality for managing large estates of networked Kiosks. Alan also plugs the new XEC Director training he created to help users fully leverage the platform's capabilities.

00:00 – Introduction to Alan Platt
07:00 – Training
12:00 – Workflows
17:20 – Ensuring a secure environment
19:45 – Customer training
20:35 – Helping customers comply with ISO accreditation
25:00 – Validation and verification
27:30 – ISO standards
30:00 – MSAB’s pipeline plans
32:40 – XEC Director
43:45 – Privacy of user data

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