Menu

TechValidate Research on Magnet Forensics

These pages present data that TechValidate has sourced via direct research with verified customers and users of Magnet Forensics. TechValidate stands behind the authenticity of all published data. Learn more »



2,780 Customers Surveyed

22,686 Data Points Collected

68 Published TechFacts

5 Published Charts

19 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Magnet AXIOM Customer Testimonial

I don’t always have access to our cellebrite or Greykey so now that I can dump a phone and get a really good logical is a great help on our turn around time.

David Bear, Computer Forensic Examiner, North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

Magnet Forensics Case Study

The Ashland Police Department, Kentucky

Introduction

This case study of The Ashland Police Department is based on a September 2016 survey of Magnet Forensics customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Magnet Forensics products have an exceptional rate of return on information from apps that are not parsed by other software. We commonly find chat messages from popular apps that do not show up on other software without hours of work."

Challenges

The business challenges that led The Ashland Police Department to evaluate and ultimately select Magnet Forensics are:

  • Case backlogs
  • Staying informed on new and updated apps and artifacts
  • Too much time spent manually parsing and carving for evidence
  • Finding and analyzing all relevant data quickly
  • Delivering results to stakeholders in a timely fashion

Use Case

The Ashland Police Department uses Magnet Forensics products on almost every case in their digital forensics examinations of computers, smartphone and tablets, and removable media.

They investigate the following types of cases:

  • Homicide
  • Drug / vice
  • Fraud
  • Computer crime
  • Theft
  • Harassment / abuse
  • Missing person
  • Child exploitation

“We use Magnet in addition to other software, especially when we expect other apps are involved. As the fist software we use, Magnet can expose evidence automatically in a short amount of time, which keeps our cases moving quickly.”

Results

Rated Magnet Forensics 5 out of 5 stars.

The Ashland Police Department experienced the following benefits when processing evidence using Magnet Forensics products:

  • Found important evidence faster
  • Easily recovered unknown artifacts or those typically difficult to find
  • Found more evidence from deleted or unallocated space
  • Combined computer and smartphone examinations into one case

The Ashland Police Department experienced the following benefits when analyzing evidence using Magnet Forensics products:

  • Benefited from processed data presented in an easy to analyze format
  • Pinpointed specific items in large datasets with several dimensions of filtering
  • Organized and tagged results to identify important evidence and patterns (e.g. Sorting and Bookmarking)
  • Easily verified and validated reported findings
  • Benefited from flexible exporting and reporting options, helping to present case findings to stakeholders (for example: supervisor, detective, or legal teams)

“Magnet Forensics does an excellent job keeping up with all things new. The time saved makes a huge difference and oftentimes reveals all the evidence necessary to process a case or lead us directly to the information needed for a closer look.”

Magnet Forensics Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses Magnet Forensics Products in our digital forensics investigations:

We use Magnet Forensics products for both computers and cell phone exams. It’s almost to the point where we might not need Encase or FTK in some cases we come across.

Would you recommend Magnet Forensics Products?

I highly recommend Magnet IEF for its ease of use and versatility.

Magnet Forensics Case Study

San Diego Child Exploitation Task Force

Introduction

This case study of the San Diego Child Exploitation Task Force is based on a September 2016 survey of Magnet Forensics customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“I recently attended the Magnet IEF Essentials course and the instruction I received specific to LNK files allowed me to come back to the office and dive into a case, where as a result of the LNK file review of the image through Magnet IEF allowed me to pinpoint compelling evidence that shut down the appeal and a successful prosecution was landed.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the San Diego Child Exploitation Task Force to evaluate and ultimately select Magnet Forensics:

  • Staying informed on new and updated apps and artifacts
  • Delivering results to stakeholders in a timely fashion

Use Case

The San Diego Child Exploitation Task Force uses Magnet Forensics products frequently in their digital forensics examinations of computers, smartphones, and tablets.

They investigate the following types of cases:

  • Homicide
  • Computer crime
  • Child exploitation

“[We use Magnet Forensics] mainly for child exploitation and homicide cases.”

Results

Rated Magnet Forensics 5 out of 5 stars.

The San Diego Child Exploitation Task Force experienced the following benefits when processing evidence using Magnet Forensics products:

  • Found important evidence faster
  • Easily recovered unknown artifacts or those typically difficult to find
  • Found more evidence from deleted or unallocated space

The San Diego Child Exploitation Task Force experienced the following benefits when analyzing evidence using Magnet Forensics products:

  • Pinpointed specific items in large datasets with several dimensions of filtering
  • Organized and tagged results to identify important evidence and patterns (e.g. Sorting and Bookmarking)
  • Benefited from flexible exporting and reporting options, helping to present case findings to stakeholders (for example: supervisor, detective, or legal teams)

Magnet Forensics Customer Research

In the context of analyzing evidence, what benefits have you experienced in using Magnet Forensics products?

Processed data was presented in an easy to analyze format
84%
Pinpointed specific items in large datasets with several dimensions of filtering
44%
Organized and tagged results to identify important evidence and patterns (e.g. Sorting and Bookmarking)
57%
Easily verified and validated reported findings
46%
Flexible exporting and reporting options helped present case findings to stakeholders (for example: supervisor, detective, or legal teams)
53%

Magnet Forensics Customer Research

How frequently do you use Magnet Forensics products in your digital forensics examinations?

On almost every case: 55%
Frequently: 35%
Occasionally: 9%
Seldom / Never: 1%


More to Explore



About Magnet Forensics

Magnet Forensics is a global leader in the development of digital forensics software that acquires, analyzes, and shares evidence from computers, smartphones, and tablets.

Magnet Forensics Website   Magnet Forensics Website