Passware Partners with Guidance Software

Passware, Inc., has announced a partnership with Guidance Software, Inc. to expand encrypted evidence discovery and analysis in the upcoming release of EnCase v7. “As encrypted electronic evidence becomes more common in computer forensics, it is hard to overestimate the need to handle such evidence efficiently,” said Passware President Dmitry Sumin. “EnCase customers can find and analyze more encrypted evidence by using Passware Kit Forensic for decryption or password recovery…””We’ve extended our ability to handle encrypted data by integrating with Passware,” said Steve Salinas, product marketing manager, Guidance Software. “Investigators often find cases with protected files and don’t have a password or credentials. Upon the release of EnCase Forensic v7, users will be able to identify protected files through the integration with Passware Encryption Analyzer.”

In phase one of the electronic evidence analysis process, users can export detected files to Passware Kit Forensic for decryption. Once Passware removes the protection from the file, it is then sent back to EnCase for further processing.

Passware’s time-proven technology, which supports more than 160 different file types and applications, allows digital investigators to find and analyze encrypted electronic evidence. The encrypted evidence analysis technology will be integrated with EnCase 7 and accessed within EnScript language. It provides immediate encryption analysis of suspected files with further password cracking and decryption using Passware Kit Forensic.

Pricing and Availability

Passware will offer the first demonstration of Passware Encryption Analyzer integrated with EnCase Forensic v7 at the Computer Enterprise and Investigations Conference (CEIC) in Orlando, Fla., May 15-18. Stop by Passware booth #404 to see the software in action.

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Passware Kit Forensic is available directly from Passware, and a network of resellers worldwide. The price is $795 with one year of free updates. Additional product information and screen shots are available at

About Passware Inc.

Founded in 1998, Passware Inc. is the worldwide leading maker of password recovery, decryption, and electronic evidence discovery software. Law enforcement and government agencies, institutions, corporations and private investigators, help desk personnel, and thousands of private consumers rely on Passware software products to ensure data availability in the event of lost passwords. Passware customers include many Fortune 100 companies and various US federal and state agencies, such as IRS, US Army, US Department of Defense (DOD), US Department of Justice, US Department of Homeland Security, US Department of Transportation, US Postal Service, US Secret Service, US Senate, and US Supreme Court. More information about Passware, Inc. is available at

Passware is a privately held corporation with headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. and a software development and engineering office in Moscow, Russia.

EnCase®, EnCE®, EnCEP®, EnScript®, FastBloc®, Guidance Software™, and Tableau™ are registered trademarks or trademarks owned by Guidance Software in the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be used without prior written permission. All other marks and brands may be claimed as the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE Passware Inc.

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