New Revolutionary BEC 2017 v.8.0
Belkasoft is happy to announce an upcoming release of massively updated
version 8.0 of its leading digital forensic solution Belkasoft Evidence Center
2017. Version 8.0 will include a number of newly added useful features that
are going to significantly improve the efficiency of digital forensic investigations.
Sign up for a webinar on BEC 2017!
Among the new features:
A new imaging tool, Belkasoft Acquisition Tool, or BelkaImager
Social Graph Builder, capable of finding communities of
users in a course of large investigations
In-depth support for Volume Shadow Copy
and much more
The new tool by Belkasoft allows investigators to perform acquisition
of a wide variety of devices and other sources. In particular, BelkaImager supports:
Downloading data from clouds, like Google Cloud or iCloud,
that can then be analyzed using Evidence Center
Mobile devices: Android and Apple
Numerous media storage devices (hard
drives, removable drives etc)
RAM dumping: both 32- and 64-bit architectures
You can select a computer hard drive (or a removable drive), a smartphone or
a tablet, and one of the various clouds to acquire. There is a separate executable to dump RAM to make it smaller in size.
In this screenshot you can see Android device imaging page. The product lists
all of the attached devices and provides comprehensive instructions on how to attach
different types of phone and tablets.
BelkaImager exists both as a built-in in feature of Belkasoft Evidence
Center and as a separate free tool. Request a beta version today by signing
up to our free webinar at https://belkasoft.com/webinar
(tick the EAP checkbox at the form).
Social Graph Builder
Belkasoft has put a lot of time and effort into developing Social Graph
Builder module. This new module serves the purpose of visualization of communications
and finding close connections by creating groups of users. The module is especially
useful for analysis of data from several various sources, aiming to answer questions
Which of the users have tighter connections between each other?
Which people play the key roles in communications within and between
groups of users?
Who could be the previously unknown victims?
Social Graph Builder not only creates communication graphs, like most
of the competitor products, but also does a significant and complex job of finding
tightly connected groups of people, taking into account the “strength” of connections
among other things (for example, a phone call is considered more important than
In this picture you can see a visualization graph for various kinds of communications.
You can see key people, how they are connected and what kind of communication they
We created a new scientific method and wrote a few articles on it,
seriously improving previous results in the community identifying methodology (in
particular, method Pratt-Perez et al). So it is safe to say that this module is
not only a visualization tool, but it also has a serious scientific approach behind
Here you can see the same graph, but split into communities. Four groups were
identified and highlighted by Evidence Center based on how people interacted.
The new module is available to all users with valid licenses of BEC
Ultimate. Users with Professional edition of BEC can apply for discounted upgrade
in order to gain access to Social Graph Builder.
In-depth Volume Shadow Copy Support
Even though BEC supported volume shadow copy in previous versions as
well, it would analyze all related data by default. The new version, however, allows
to review all of the existing snapshots and choose one or a few for analysis and
carving. We at Belkasoft developed a code for low-level access to the structure
of VSC without using third-party libraries, which allowed us to analyze even the
drives with huge amounts of snapshots on them, which competing solutions could not
handle due to memory overload.
BEC allows users to see and select existing snapshots for further analysis.
After the analysis is complete, you will see the snapshot under the corresponding
volume node. BEC shows you snapshot properties and artifacts found in that particular
As usual, the new version brings dozens of fixes, new formats, and
newly supported mobile and computer artifacts. More detailed information about the
new formats and artifacts will be provided in the official press release for version
8.0 of Belkasoft Evidence Center 2017 which is expected in early September.
Early Access Program
Would like to try Evidence Center 2017 earlier? Join our EAP
(Early Access Program) and get a free beta version of BEC 2017. To do that, sign
up for the upcoming webinar and tick the corresponding EAP checkbox at
More Info on BEC
Belkasoft Evidence Center is a world-renowned tool used by thousands of customers
for conducting computer and mobile forensic investigations. Belkasoft Evidence Center
can automatically discover, extract and analyze evidence from a wide range of sources
including computer hard drives and disk images in all popular formats, memory dumps,
mobile backups and chip-off dumps. The tool can capture and analyze volatile evidence
stored in the computer’s RAM, identify encrypted files, carve Internet chat logs,
Web browsing history and email communications including information stored in digital
pictures and videos. The ability to process office documents in a wide range of
formats enables investigators to perform near-instant full-text search among all
the documents discovered on the suspect’s PC.
Low-level access to hard disk and system structures means that even data that
has been deleted by the suspect cannot escape from investigators. Supporting Windows,
Unix/Linux, Android and Mac OS X file systems, natively mounting images created
in EnCase, FTK, X-Ways, DD and SMART formats, UFED and chip-off binary dumps, and
many popular virtual machines without using these or any third-party tools, Belkasoft
Evidence Center can collect more evidence than any single competing tool in its
Competitors Raise Prices, We Don't
As you can see, our Belkasoft Evidence Center evolves quickly and keeps getting
new powerful functions. You can ask: What's about the price? Does the improved product
come at a higher price tag given numerous new features?
The answer is NO. The price remains the same!