This week we’re excited to announce the launch of two brand-new products: UFED 4PC and UFED TK. In addition to our press release that hit the wires this morning, we thought we’d take the opportunity to address a few additional questions about these new products.
First: are UFED 4PC and UFED TK replacing UFED Touch? No. UFED 4PC and UFED TK are extensions of our UFED Series portfolio. Together with the UFED Touch, they are part of an approach that Cellebrite developed to better align the forensics solution with a wide range of customer work flows, environments and other use cases.
UFED 4PC is designed for customers who wish to simultaneously extract, decode and analyze mobile device data on your choice of Microsoft® Windows®-based PC or a Mac running Microsoft® Boot Camp® software.
UFED TK supports users who seek to extract, decode and analyze mobile forensic data on a pre-configured, ruggedized PC hardware platform (we opted to install it on Panasonic® Toughbook® 53, Toughbook® 19, and Toughpad® G1 platforms) that includes all hardware, software and accessories in a single convenient kit.
We anticipate that many users will still require the ability to perform mobile forensic extractions from a dedicated single purpose device, a closed environment that does not allow installation of additional software. Other benefits, like the ability to perform forensic extractions even after power failure (as this book excerpt in DFI News pointed out), may be an added reason to maintain at least one UFED Touch in a lab.
What’s the same?
Whether you purchase a UFED 4PC or UFED TK to supplement your existing UFED Touch, or upgrade to a UFED Touch, UFED 4PC and/or UFED TK from the UFED Classic, remember: all UFED firmware upgrades will support all three systems. In addition, the same interface across all three solutions means that Cellebrite’s new training curriculum will enable you to use any and all of the three.
UFED 4PC incorporates the most comprehensive extraction and decoding support for the widest range of devices. It is built on the trusted UFED platform with its read-only boot loaders, unified device drivers, and other features designed to save time and deliver the most accurate data.
And, just like UFED Touch, UFED 4PC and UFED TK purchases will—depending on your license—include installations of UFED Physical Analyzer or UFED Logical Analyzer software, along with UFED Reader and UFED Phone Detective.
Which UFED is right for you?
One of the things that excites us the most about expanding the UFED Series is our ability to offer greater flexibility to customers. Some customers may opt to bring UFED Touch into the field and use UFED 4PC in the office or lab environment. Others may prefer exactly the opposite.
A variety of factors—how often you travel into the field, for what purpose, and even how your office or lab environment and work processes are constructed should inform your decision. Contact our sales team to determine the UFED Series product (or mix of products) that may be right for you.