TechValidate Research on GrayKey

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2,034 Customers Surveyed

20,164 Data Points Collected

143 Published TechFacts

15 Published Charts

1 Published Case Study

Selected Research Highlights

GrayKey Customer Research

How would you rate GrayKey’s performance on data access and extraction when compared to Cellebrite Premium?

Best in class: 25%
Significantly better: 33%
Better: 26%
Slightly better: 11%
Worse: 6%

GrayKey Customer Research

What challenges are limiting you from using GrayKey for Android devices?

Price / Budget
Using another tool for Android support
Lack of device support

GrayKey Customer Satisfaction Rating

Ease of Use Far Exceeds Competitors

Justin Fiebelkorn, a Detective at, would be very likely to recommend GrayKey for this reason:

The ease of use, user interface, and customer support are far exceeding their competitors.

GrayKey Customer Satisfaction Rating

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A Digital Forensics Investigator at a state & local government would be very likely to recommend GrayKey for this reason:

It’s an outstanding tool that has saved many investigations due to its ability to obtain data that no other tool can.

GrayKey Case Study

Kansas City, Kansas Police Department


This case study of Kansas City Kansas PD is based on a November 2020 survey of GrayKey customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“It’s a game changer for us. I used to hate seeing iPhones come into the lab.”

“GrayKey has reduced our backlog of iOS devices by 100%.”


The business challenges that led Kansas City PD to evaluate and ultimately select GrayKey:

  • Ability to access and extract iOS devices WITHIN HOURS
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support

Use Case

Kansas City PD uses GrayKey to access and extract data from 6-10 iOS devices each week. On average it takes GrayKey only 1-2 hours to gain initial access and begin extraction data per iOS device.

Kansas City PD uses GrayKey to assists

  • Narcotics
  • Sexual assualt
  • Homicide
  • Fraud
  • All violent crimes


Kansas City PD achieved a 99% success rate for extracting meaningful evidence from an iOS device using GrayKey.

Compared to other vendors in digital forensics, Kansas City PD rated Grayshift on the following:

  • Performance: Best in Class
  • Reliability: Best in Class
  • Ease of Use: Best in Class
  • On-boarding: Best in Class
  • Customer Support: Best in Class

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