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TechValidate Research on Magnet Forensics

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2,997 Customers Surveyed

24,984 Data Points Collected

229 Published TechFacts

56 Published Charts

20 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Magnet IEF Customer Research

How often do you run Magnet IEF in your investigations?

Every time: 23%
Frequently: 53%
Sometimes: 21%
Never: 3%

Magnet Forensics Customer Testimonial

There have been many occasions where needed images were missed by EnCase, but using the E01 file from EnCase I was able to locate the items within Magnet IEF.

Computer Forensic Examiner, State & Local Government

Magnet Forensics Case Study

City of Lima Law Department

Introduction

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

“The Magnet Forensics software works. It is intuitive and simple to use.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the City of Lima Law Department to evaluate and ultimately select Magnet Forensics:

  • Case backlogs
  • Finding and analyzing all relevant data quickly
  • Delivering results to stakeholders in a timely fashion

Use Case

The City of Lima Law 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

Results

Rated Magnet Forensics 4 out of 5 stars.

  • Experienced the following benefit when processing evidence using Magnet Forensics products:
    • Easily recovered unknown artifacts or those typically difficult to find
  • Experienced the following benefits when analyzing evidence using Magnet Forensics products:
    • Benefited from processed data presented in an easy to analyze format
    • Easily verified and validated reported findings
    • Easily recovered unknown artifacts or those typically difficult to find

Magnet AXIOM Case Study

Waterloo Regional Police Service, Canada

Introduction

This case study of the Waterloo Regional Police Service is based on a March 2017 survey of Magnet AXIOM customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Magnet AXIOM is used on nearly every investigation where Internet Artifacts are a key component. With the overwhelming assortment of Apps in the market today, AXIOM and IEF are the tools of choice. As AXIOM continues to develop and improve, our organization will continue to purchase and upgrade our IEF licenses to the new AXIOM each year.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the Waterloo Regional Police Service to evaluate and ultimately select Magnet AXIOM:

  • Staying informed on new and updated apps and artifacts
  • Finding and analyzing all relevant data quickly

Use Case

The Waterloo Regional Police Service uses Magnet Forensics products on almost every case in their digital forensics examinations of computers, smartphones, and tablets.

They rate their experience with Magnet Forensics in the following areas:

  • Software ease of use: exceeded their expectations
  • Range of artifacts supported: exceeded their expectations
  • Software value: exceeded their expectations

They used Magnet AXIOM for an Internet Child Exploitation investigation “Recovery of Skype messages between the suspect and an unknown person arranging to sexually assault a young 9-year old child. We’re still before the court system – but the recovered Skype messages will be crucial to the investigation.”

Results

Rates Magnet Forensics 5 out of 5 stars.

The Waterloo Regional Police Service experienced the following benefits after using Magnet AXIOM:

  • Easily recover unknown artifacts or those typically difficult to find
  • Combine computer and smartphone examinations into one case
  • Pinpoint specific items in large data sets with several dimensions of filtering
  • Organize and tag results to identify important evidence and patterns (e.g. Sorting and Bookmarking)

“Magnet AXIOM has done a great job in combining both Mobile and Computer forensics into one interface. As a result, our case backlog has reduced to a more manageable turnaround time of several weeks. Please keep up the great work and continuous updates and added features.”

Magnet AXIOM Customer Testimonial

I used it in a matter involving a significant amount of data in an arbitration where identifying and tagging many types of emails was necessary. AXIOM worked flawlessly.

William Odom, Computer Forensic Investigator

Magnet AXIOM Customer Research

Financial Services and Banking Cases

What types of cases do you typically investigate?

Employee Misconduct
93%
Fraud
86%
Misuse of Corporate Assets
76%
Insider Threats
72%
Intellectual Property / Trade Secret Theft
72%
Intrusions / External Threats
55%
Harassment / Abuse
55%


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About Magnet Forensics

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