Reason #3 to vote for Cellebrite for a 2016 Forensic 4:cast Award

There is just less than a week left to cast in your votes for the Forensic 4:cast Awards. In our previous blog posts, we mentioned that Cellebrite deserves an award this year for being consistently first, and often unmatched, bringing critical mobile forensic innovations to your work environment, and for also being the first to provide support for the most popular brands and models.

Here is the third reminder why Cellebrite deserves an award:

Forensically Sound Evidence Every Time

Unlike competitors’ “black box” third-party bootloaders, UFED remains the only mobile forensics solution with custom-designed, read-only bootloaders. By controlling every part of the process, Cellebrite ensures that the bootloading is non-intrusive and that nothing is altered on the device, keeping the data forensically sound. This capability is delivered in proprietary bootloaders that support physical extraction while bypassing locks for mobile devices, which have no alternative solutions. Our custom-designed bootloaders contain a code that is specifically designed to only read the memory chips, not write them, and are thus more flexible, generic, and work with a wider variety of devices. Altogether, they make for a solution that lets you overcome barriers and ovoid data loss or overwrite.

In version 4.2.6, released August 2015, we have enhanced the bootloader method to provide physical extraction support for the latest Samsung Android devices, (including firmware SM-G900V, SM-G900A, SM-N900V, SM-N910V, SM-G860P). With the coming release of UFED 5.1, we will be providing lock bypass and physical extraction support using the enhanced bootloader method for 200 Samsung devices.

If you benefit from our unique capability to perform a physical extraction while bypassing lock, then vote for us today!

Cellebrite’s nominations include:

  • UFED Touch for phone forensic hardware of the year
  • UFED Physical Analyzer/ UFED4PC for phone forensic software of the year
  • Digital forensic organization of the year

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Reason #1 to vote Cellebrite for a 2016 Forensic 4:cast Award

For the eighth consecutive year Cellebrite has been nominated by our dedicated UFED users and the digital forensic community in recognition of our success in delivering the most innovative and functional mobile forensic tools.

Thanks for your nominations in the following categories:

  • UFED Touch for phone forensic hardware of the year
  • UFED Physical Analyzer and UFED4PC for phone forensic software of the year
  • Digital forensic organization of the year

If you haven’t already voted, here is a good reason why Cellebrite deserves the Forensic 4:cast Awards:

Consistently First, Often Unmatched

Cellebrite’s UFED consistently brings critical mobile forensic capabilities first to the lab and field, and many of these capabilities remain unmatched for months or years. Just in our last two releases (4.5 and 5.0) we included 26 industry-first capabilities, and 22 are still exclusive for Cellebrite. Our recently released UFED 5.0 includes industry-first features and functionality that make your life easier, and your investigation more efficient – this includes a new validation capability, and unifying multiple extractions in a single unified report. We were also quick to include support for file system and logical extractions for the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S7 and iPhone SE.

Our innovation timeline will further demonstrate why we are the undisputed pioneer in breakthrough device specific mobile forensic capabilities. With UFED, chances are you will have these critical capabilities when you need them, when they are essential to your investigation, and well before any other tool currently on the market.

So in a nutshell, you can count on us to continue being the first to provide you with the most innovative, extensive and technologically advanced mobile device support in the industry.

Does UFED play an important role in your investigations? If you think so, then vote for us today!  

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3 Reasons to Vote for Cellebrite for a 2015 Forensic 4:Cast Award

For as long as the Forensic 4:cast Awards have existed, Cellebrite’s UFED tools have been named Phone Forensic Tool of the Year. Being nominated among some of the greatest products in the industry, we couldn’t be more proud that the forensic community recognizes our continuing efforts to deliver the best, most innovative and  functional mobile forensic tools for seven years running.

Thanks to you, Cellebrite’s nominations include:

  • UFED Touch for phone forensic hardware of the year
  • UFED 4PC for phone forensic software of the year
  • Digital forensic organization of the year

Will you vote for us this year? Here are a few reminders why Cellebrite deserves the Forensic 4:cast Awards.

1. We’ve got your back.

Cellebrite has always been known for its breadth of support for new devices, but in 2014 we deepened our support for both smartphones and the apps installed on them. We improved our automated decoding, so you can spend more time analyzing data than figuring out how to decode it; brought our device profile support up to more than 14,000; and added decoding support for 25 prepaid Android devices—including Tracfone models that stumped investigators for years.

2. We make data analysis as simple or as complex as you need.

The visual analytics we include in tools like UFED Physical/Logical Analyzer and UFED Link Analysis give you a basic, at-a-glance look at key people, places, and communications via Project Analytics, Timelines, Maps, and Graphs. These help you immediately visualize your data and focus on only that which is most relevant to your case.

When you need to get “into the weeds” with the data—at the device memory level—you can do that too. Locate, carve, and validate data using advanced search functions like regular expressions and searches for strings, dates, codes, numbers, ICCID, SMS formats, etc., and import your JTAG and chip-off extractions into UFED Physical Analyzer for decoding.

3. We give you the tools you need not just to extract and analyze the data, but also to testify about your process with confidence.

Tools with as much functionality as ours deserve investigators who can put them to good use, so in 2014 we stepped up our training and certification program. We are now the first and only digital forensic vendor to deliver courses not only in person, but also online, and more than 4,000 practitioners earned their Cellebrite certifications through the end of 2014.

Vote for us today!

 

5 Reasons to Nominate Cellebrite for a Forensic 4Cast Award

Forensic 4cast AwardsForensic 4cast’s nominations process closes in less than a month! In case you haven’t yet made your nominations, we encourage you to head over to the Forensic 4cast website to do so. (Don’t forget, you might win a 4cast t-shirt!) While you’re there, remember to nominate Cellebrite UFED and UFED Physical Analyzer for Phone Forensic Hardware and Phone Forensic Software of the Year. Here’s why:

1. Breadth and depth in device support.

There’s extracting mobile device data—and then there’s interpreting it. Our decoding matches our physical and file system extractions virtually in parallel, so you can spend more time actually analyzing data than figuring out how to decode it.

2. Versatility in your data-crunching.

While you’re spending more time analyzing data, UFED Physical Analyzer makes it worth your while by adding layers of useful functionality.

  • Search functions like regular expressions and searches for strings, dates, codes, numbers, ICCID, SMS formats, etc. give you the ability to locate user data you might otherwise miss.
  • Filters such as watch lists and entity bookmarks help you cull relevant from less relevant data as your investigation moves along.
  • Timeline and Project Analytics help you visualize your data and drill down to that which is most relevant to your case.
  • Python scripting allows you to add functionality and get even more data from, say, user apps.
  • Malware analysis helps you determine whether spyware or malware was an instrument of stalking, fraud, theft of proprietary information, or other illicit activity.
  • Advanced image carving allows you to retrieve and rebuild corrupted or incomplete image files and fragments.
  • Multiple report formats let you share data with other investigators, supervisors, or attorneys—or put your mobile evidence together with other digital data in review platforms like Palantir, Exterro Fusion, and others.

3. Industry-first support for the most popular brands and models.

You may know that we get access to mobile devices sooner than any other vendor as a result of our relationships with 150+ wireless carriers and OEMs. But did you realize that this means we can extend logical support almost immediately upon a new device’s launch—and that physical extractions are rarely far behind?

4. Ongoing research and development that supports your needs.

User locks, encryption and apps are just some of the forensic challenges we’ve tackled in the recent past. Our support, whether for devices or for issues within them, is always based on requests and feedback we get from customers.

5. Technology that speeds your extractions—and your investigations.

Last year we released the UFED Touch, which we found to be up to 10 times faster than UFED Classic in performing physical and file system extractions on smartphones.

But don’t forget our unified driver technology, our “unsung hero” that prevents software conflicts and crashes, and our custom boot loaders, which can bypass user locks and thus provide forensically sound physical extractions on many devices. Altogether, they make for a solution that lets you focus on building your case—not sitting around waiting.

Nominate us today!