Inforenz launches new computer forensics software to analyse metadata
(Free trial of software available)
1 December 2004
A computer forensics tool that helps investigators analyse the hidden history of computer files has been launched by Inforenz, the information forensics specialists. Forager has been designed for professional forensics investigators and fills an important gap in the commercial forensics software market.
Forager speeds up investigations by enabling computer forensics experts to analyse information from different sources and uncover files’ metadata, which are normally invisible to the user.
The first core module includes a plugin for use in investigating Microsoft Word documents. Additional plugins for other common file types are being developed. The next planned additional Forager plugin will be for Microsoft Excel files.
With very clear reporting of document change history, Forager can quickly confirm or contradict evidential claims about documents’ history and, in skilled hands, can provide evidence suitable for admission in court.
The software enables rapid reporting on multiple documents and does not require them to be viewed with the relevant application. Because data is filtered at a high level, users can focus only on the information that interests them.
“Through our work with other information forensics specialists, we have realised that many of the tools that we routinely use in-house would be of great use to the wider computer forensics community if they could be developed into commercial products,” explained Andy Clark, Director of Inforenz. “Forager is the first of our software to be commercialised and has been designed specifically for forensics investigators in law enforcement, compliance and in the growing area of e-discovery. It fills a very important gap in the commercial catalogues of forensics tools.”
Although the operating requirements for Forager are Windows 2000 or Windows XP, the software can be used to investigate Word files prepared on any platform.
A free time-limited trial of Forager can be downloaded from www.inforenz.com
Notes To Editors
Inforenz is a computer forensics investigation company that provides software products and consultancy services to government, law enforcement agencies, commercial law firms, financial institutions, forensic accountants and corporate investigators seeking to recover digital evidence.
Inforenz conducts all stages of information forensics investigations, from evidence recovery to expert witness testimony. In addition, Inforenz is developing a suite of specialist software products for computer forensics professionals, the first release of which is the metadata recovery and analysis package, Forager®.
Inforenz was founded in 2001 by Andy Clark, Vince Gallo and Nick Spenceley, key players in the development of information security over the past two decades. Using its Deep Thought supercomputing platform, Inforenz has particular strengths in recovering concealed and encrypted data.
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