Nuix 4.2 upgrade delivers toolset for large-scale digital investigations

Nuix has released version 4.2 of its investigation software. New digital forensics capabilities in this release round out Nuix’s investigative feature set, making it an essential tool for any government or private-sector organization needing to complete large-scale investigations efficiently and effectively.

Adding to Nuix’s intuitive investigation interface and powerful data processing abilities on a minimal hardware footprint, the new version now includes:

• Indexing and viewing the Microsoft Windows Registry
• Carving out full and partial deleted files and slack space
• Drilling into forensic images and examining forensic artifacts with a hex viewer
• Loading Cellebrite and Micro Systemation XRY mobile device images to analyze communication patterns
• Conducting deeper analysis of Mac OS HFS+ and HFSX file systems.“Organizations with heavy investigative workloads now have one application from which they can conduct all their analytical tasks, from prying open the smallest forensic details to correlating evidence across many sources and virtually unlimited volumes of data,” said Dr James Kent, head of Nuix’s investigation business.

Nuix customers most commonly use the software to investigate:

• Fraud
• Privacy (PII ) and credit card (PCI ) data stored without adequate security
• Inappropriate images
• Drug or people trafficking
• Network compromise or breach
• Counterterrorism and intelligence
• Intellectual property theft following a data loss prevention alert
• Foreign Corrupt Practices Act breaches or improper payments
• Forgery of documents
• Human resources and employment issues.

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Recent new customers include the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the European Union Directorate General for Competition and the United States Transportation Security Administration.

In a public solicitation published July 26, 2012, HHS said Nuix “surpassed [its] need to process at least two terabytes of digital evidence per day” and offered “scalability to expand the system to meet our future growth.” By contrast, the competing solutions OIG evaluated “lack[ed] reliability for high volume digital evidence analysis, deep level item extraction and affordable licensing for petabyte scaled data sets,” the HHS document said.

Further information on Nuix 4.2 and a fact sheet can be found here.

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