Benefits

Collaboration

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Tracks Inspector allows non-technical investigators to review multiple exhibits at the same time from any location. They can add comments, tag items and share links while working together on a case. It improves not just collaboration between the investigators, reducing the time required to review the exhibits, but also communication between investigators and digital forensic specialists becomes more efficient.

Sharing information amongst law enforcement agencies is easy. For instance good or bad hash tables created based on reviewed exhibits can be shared. This form of collaboration reduces the time required for review of new cases and allows for better automatic detection of relevant materials.

Tracks Inspector integrates with existing forensic applications and storage/processing infrastructure. It provides additional means for case management, including archiving and restore, single store for exhibits and of course new and unique review capabilities for non-technical investigators.

Breaking the Backlog

clear-backlog-wideTracks Inspector empowers non-technical investigators with forensic capabilities to reduce the workload for the digital forensic specialists. By capturing part of the scarce forensic knowledge and skills in an application, the investigators have a way of looking at exhibits themselves for finding additional leads or even substantial evidence where this previously had to be facilitated by the digital forensic specialists. In the end, cases are solved faster because the investigators focuses on what is really important.

Digital forensic specialists benefit from Tracks Inspector because now they can focus on the more challenging exhibits and put their real skills and knowledge to good use, leaving the generic tasks to Tracks Inspector. In addition, they can now perform activities for which no time was left in the past, e.g. investigations in the field.

Tracks Inspector recognizes and supports many often-used file formats for easy reviewing by investigators. By using the Physical Evidence Station (PES) for creating forensic images from drives and other media, there is no more waiting before actual review can start due to the unique parallel imaging and processing of evidence.

Ease of Use

easy-wideTracks Inspector works with the already installed web browser on the computer or tablet of the investigator. No plug-ins or separate viewer applications are required to view the content of documents, emails, audio, video, pictures, communications, internet history or contacts using Tracks Inspector. In addition, no advanced computer are required to use Tracks Inspector and just ½ day training  allows non-technical investigators to fully exploit the features Tracks Inspector has to offer.

From a deployment point of view, getting stated with Tracks Inspector requires only one server. With larger deployments, Tracks Inspector components can be deployed on multiple servers across locations and even agencies. With centralized or decentralized storage and processing with remote access for new evidence files and reviewing makes Tracks Inspector a highly scalable solution with easy migration to different and budget-friendly deployments.

Tracks Inspector outputs forensically sound reports with relevant files attached and ready for review by prosecution. The current digital challenges for law enforcement are addressed by involving non-technical investigators in a straightforward and structured manner. Investigations once delayed by caseloads in digital forensic laboratories move faster, improving effectiveness and costs for law enforcement agencies.