Guidance Software updated its mobile forensic tool to help digital investigators perform forensic analysis and e-discovery on iPad, iPhone 4 and iPod touch devices.
The iPad, iPhone 4 and iPod touch frenzy on both the consumer and corporate fronts accelerates the need for law enforcement, security analysts and e-discovery specialists to review and collect forensic data from these popular devices.
The latest version of the soltion, EnCase Neutrino, helps investigators forensically capture and process mobile device data for analysis and review alongside other collected data in either EnCase® Enterprise or EnCase® Forensic. The previous version featured hardware support and parsing capabilities for common mobile device manufacturers, including Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Siemens, LG, Palm, BlackBerry®, HTC, UTStarcom, Sony Ericsson and more. Investigators can collect potentially relevant ESI stored in the mobile device’s settings, contacts, call logs, messages, calendar appointments and other files.
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“As we do digital investigations, we’re encountering more Apple devices including iPads and iPhones,” said Detective Andy Kleinick, Officer-in-Charge, LAPD, Computer Crimes Unit. “EnCase has been our primary digital forensics software for more than ten years. By supporting these popular devices Guidance Software will greatly assist my Department in collecting and analyzing these new forms of evidence through a court-vetted and effective tool.”
“Few organizations allow the connection of personal computers to a corporate network but, for some reason, many are fine with allowing employees to bring personal smart phones into the office – some going so far as to allow Wi-Fi-capable devices to connect to the corporate wireless network,” said Andrew Hay, senior security analyst, Enterprise Security Program for The 451 Group. “With this new support for iPhone and iPad, Guidance Software can help analysts using its products to overlay traditional forensic and incident response strategies to one of the most prolific mobile device architectures in use today.”
Apple sold a record 7.33 million iPads and 16.24 million iPhones in the quarter ended December 25, 2010.