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TechValidate Research on Magnet Forensics

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1,507 Customers Surveyed

12,741 Data Points Collected

55 Published TechFacts

5 Published Charts

18 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Magnet Forensics Case Study

The City of Jonesboro Police Department

Introduction

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

“I utilized Magnet IEF to examine a physical extraction from a Samsung cell phone. I was able to locate in excess of 160,000 files of previously undetected child pornography.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led The City of Jonesboro 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 City of Jonesboro Police Department uses Magnet Forensics products frequently 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

Results

Rated Magnet Forensics 4 out of 5 stars.

The City of Jonesboro 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 City of Jonesboro 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

Magnet Forensics Customer Research

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

Found important evidence faster
79%
Easily recovered unknown artifacts or those typically difficult to find
73%
Found more evidence from deleted or unallocated space
45%
Combined computer and smartphone examinations into one case
29%

Magnet Forensics Customer Testimonial

I utilized the trial version of Magnet AXIOM to determine whether sent / received date and time information had been potentially falsified on an iPhone in order to give an alibi to the suspect. I was able to locate server information that allowed us to subpoena the email company for server records and verify the date / time. Magnet AXIOM customer service was exceptionally helpful in answering questions about artifacts found in this investigation.

Digital Forensic Specialist, State & Local Government

Magnet AXIOM Customer Testimonial

I was engaged to investigate an internal fraud within a large organization. Indicators were that tenders were being irregularly awarded.

With the speed and depth of the Magnet AXIOM search, I was quickly able to present evidence showing multiple bids being received from the same vendor with different tender values. From acquisition to the presentation of findings was less than 48 hours thanks to the speed of AXIOM.

Craig Pedersen, Computer Forensic Investigator, The Computer GuyZ, South Africa

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 Case Study

State & Local Government Agency

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government agency is based on a September 2016 survey of Magnet Forensics customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Magnet AXIOM allows me to kill two birds with one stone. Instead of completing the examination on FTK and then Magnet IEF, I can do everything I need using Magnet AXIOM. Not only that, the customer service is AMAZING.” – Computer Forensic Analyst, State & Local Government Agency

Challenges

The business challenges that led this state & local government agency to evaluate and ultimately select Magnet Forensics:

  • Case backlogs
  • Finding and analyzing all relevant data quickly

Use Case

This state & local government agency investigates Homicide and Child exploitation types of cases. They use Magnet Forensics products on almost every case in their computer and removable media examinations.

Results

Rated Magnet Forensics 5 out 5 stars.

This state & local government agency 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

A state & local government agency 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)
  • Easily verified and validated reported findings
  • Benefited from processed data presented in an easy to analyze format
  • Flexible exporting and reporting options, helping to present case findings to stakeholders (for example: supervisor, detective, or legal teams)


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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.

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