Belkasoft is a developer of Belkasoft Evidence Center, one of the world's leading digital forensic software products.
We are actively developing BEC for you and despite being a small company,
we are able to maintain the same if not better intensity of support for most modern
forensic techniques and most important artifacts.
What Belkasoft has done in 2018?
Formats, images, decryption, devices
APFS support—we were one of the first three
companies to support this very important file system. Many of the companies asking
for your vote in Forensic 4:Cast are only announcing this feature to be released
in 2019, while we have added APFS support last summer. The same thing happened with
HEIC picture format, which we have supported early last year.
In 2018, BEC gain the ability to ingest encrypted DMG files.
We worked a lot to help you with encryption: BEC is one of the best tools to
analyze encrypted Telegram chats on multiple platforms (including
desktop version artifacts, barely supported by other tools and secret chats recovery
for iOS); we have supported crypt12 decryption for WhatsApp databases.
We worked hard on mobile forensics. Using the latest versions of BEC, you can
ingest GrayKey iOS images as well as Elcomsoft file system
copy for jailbroken iOS devices. OFB images are now supported, as well
as tons of new mobile artifacts including emails, browsers, chats and mixed apps
like GetTaxi or Pinterest. Advanced acquisition methods were introduced to the product
such as EDL and agent acquisition for Android devices.
As for smart devices, you will find fitness trackers forensics
in BEC v.9.x.
We continued improving computer forensics: in 2018, we have supported
Recycle Bin and Windows 10 Timeline for Windows computers as well as
system configuration analysis for macOS devices.
For memory forensics, we added parsing and analysis of new format of
hibernation files Windows 10; improved malware detection inside memory
Apart from acquisition and extraction, we are working on cutting edge techniques
for processing artifacts. In 2018, Belkasoft introduced artificial intelligence
based analysis of images: with the help of specialized artificial neural
networks, the product can now robustly detect gun and explicit
PhotoDNA technology allows you to deduplicate similar pictures,
while built-it OCR (optical character recognition) empowers you
to extract and index texts from scanned images—now in 50 languages including
Support for bigger teams
Team edition was massively updated recently. It allows you to
work on the same case from different machines inside your local network.
User Right Management ensures that everyone sees only
information they are eligible to see. Big teams appreciated the possibility to
combine several dongles into one license file. It solves the issue
of finding the correct dongle for a particular license file: now you can just take
any Belkasoft dongle you have.
Many more other things
Bubble View for chats helps you to present your findings to
non-technical persons. Support for audio files was added for email
and chat attachments.
Deduplication of carved data was introduced last year, which
helps you not to carve existing files, thus dramatically reducing duplicates for
documents, videos, photos and so on. Custom carving helps you to
use signatures exported from other products.
We do not even mention tons of new and updated artifacts for computer,
mobile, RAM and cloud which we support in each release in dozens.
Finally, we have introduced Belkasoft official training with BelkaCE
certification, which you can enjoy at a very affordable price.
It is hard to believe that all of these features (and
many others not mentioned) can be done by
a small team in just one year, but this is what Belkasoft has done in 2018. There
are many exciting new developments ongoing, which will be announced soon.
Are you impressed with the list, too? If so, please support our work by
nominating us for:
- DFIR Commercial Tool of the Year: Belkasoft Evidence Center
- DFIR Team of the Year: Belkasoft
Your nomination means a lot for us. The fact that we were elected
by you as top three in 2018 Awards for "computer tool of the year" and "mobile tool
of the year" gave us the inspiration to move forward despite strong competition
as well as new challenges introduced by device and app vendors.
Your nomination is good for you, too. Last few years the winners
were pretty much the same. Good for their marketing! This gives them an opportunity
to raise prices. And they actually do! Your vote for us will promote the competition
and help keeping affordable prices. Support the competition, support the innovation,
support the diversity—vote for Belkasoft!
About Belkasoft Evidence Center
This flagship digital forensic product by
Belkasoft allows you to acquire, extract and analyze data from various digital
data sources, including mobile and computer devices, RAM and cloud storages. We
release at least four major releases a year
keeping the product up to date what is important due to the rapidly changing forensic
landscape. We see our mission to build the robust, simple, quick and at the same
time powerful tool for our customers from 100+ countries all over the world.
About Belkasoft Team
In our team, we have a few dozens of highly skilled professionals in the digital
forensics and software development inspired with what we are doing. Most having
MSc in mathematics and software engineering, they have cutting edge knowledge of
both forensics and programming what helps us to withstand the competition with companies
having 10 times bigger R&D teams. There are a number of scientific papers published
basing on the research we do and later implemented in the product as unique features
only Belkasoft has.