Encase Forensic

Encase Forensic Investigation Software
Learn about Encase Forensic Investigation software.

A Comprehensive Forensic Investigation and Analysis Solution for Managing Cases More Efficiently

Encase Forensic Investigation Software is a case management software tool developed and distributed by the company Guidance Software, based in Pasadena, California. Guidance Software’s solutions are used by an impressive 78 of the Fortune 100 and hundreds of agencies worldwide.

Originally created in 1998, Encase Forensic is considered to be one of the better solutions in criminal investigation software. The product was named the “Best Computer Forensic Solution” for seven consecutive years by SC Magazine.

Encase Forensic helps agencies conduct more efficient investigations. The product features an easy-to-use interface, powerful processing, comprehensive search functionality, automated external review, integrated investigation workflows, and many flexible reporting options.

Encase Forensic Investigation Software Features

The following are more detailed descriptions of the Encase Forensic Investigation Software functionality that will most interest private investigators.

Data and Evidence Collection – The program helps investigators acquire more evidence than any product on the market. It can be used to collect forensic data and information from a wide variety of operating and file systems, including mobile devices.

Information Triage – Users can easily search, identify, and prioritize potential evidence to determine whether further investigation is necessary. This helps investigators to focus on the highest priority items to keep cases moving forward.

Data Decryption Capabilities – The powerful product has strong decryption capabilities for products such as Dell Data Protection, Symantec, McAfee, and many more. Decryption capabilities can be further expanded with Tableau Password Recovery, a cost-effective hardware solution that is used to identify and unlock password-protected files.

Automated Processes – The evidence processor provides industry-leading processing capabilities that can automate evidence preparation, making it easier to complete an investigation. The evidence process is driven by an indexing engine that is designed for scale and performance. Use it to automate complex queries across evidence sources to save time and improve efficiency.

Improve Your Investigative Abilities – The Encase software is built from an investigator’s perspective, to efficiently compile and analyze evidence to reach a conclusion and close the case. Its wide range of capabilities enables investigators to perform deep forensic analysis and fast triage analysis.

Flexible Reporting Capabilities – The software provides a flexible reporting framework that empowers detectives to tailor case reports for a wide range of audiences, for specific needs, and easily share the reports with others.

How to Purchase Encase Forensic

If you’re interested in purchasing the solution for yourself or your agency, there are four main ways to purchase licenses:

  • The Perpetual License allows users to pay a one-time licensing fee and a small yearly maintenance fee for access to software updates, tech support, and the forensic community portal.
  • The Term-Based Licensing program allows users to pay for access on a yearly basis.
  • The Site Licenses program allows investigative agencies to get started with an upfront commitment of three or more licenses. If more licenses are needed in the future, they can be purchased at a predetermined discount rate. This allows you to better gauge the costs of obtaining additional access in the future if your caseload increases.
  • The Encase Academic Program is designed for colleges and universities with forensic analysis courses to use the product in the classroom to help students get hands-on experience.

More Information

To get learn more about Encase Forensic Investigation Software, or get a price quote, visit their website.

Michael Kissiah is the owner of Brandy Lane Publishing, LLC, which owns and operates a small portfolio of websites, including eInvestigator.com. Michael created eInvestigator.com more than 20 years ago after working as a private investigator in the state of Florida. Since that time, he has become an expert at how to find information online and has written over 1000 articles on topics related to the investigation industry. In addition, he is the author of the "Private Investigator Licensing Handbook", available at Amazon.com.


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