Today, AccessData Group announced a new program to allow current users of other computer forensics solutions to replace their tools with AccessData’s Forensic Toolkit® (FTK®) by just paying the cost of software maintenance – a low $840. This aggressive move comes in the wake of disappointing product releases from key competitors in the computer forensics space.
Tim Leehealey, CEO of AccessData, explained the decision,“We have reached the point where digital investigations practitioners can rely solely on AccessData for the majority of their investigative needs. No longer is it necessary to carry around five different products–one for network acquisitions, one for memory analysis, one for email analysis, one for cellphones, and one for file analysis. FTK provides all of this functionality and more. Unfortunately, some organizations are stuck with disparate tools that don’t meet their needs, and they’re unable to break away from those products because of the dollars invested. Our upgrade program is designed to alleviate this issue and give them the opportunity to experience the efficiency and productivity gains that FTK provides.”
FTK has become recognized by many industry experts as the most advanced computer forensics software solution on the market, and the company prides itself on offering forensic examiners “enterprise-class capabilities for a stand- alone price”. The architecture differs a great deal from other computer forensics products in that it is database-driven. This not only makes the product more stable, but also allows for more powerful processing and analytical capabilities, which together can significantly reduce case backlog. Search results in FTK populate almost immediately compared to traditional computer forensics tools, allowing examiners to quickly find what they’re looking for, build a case and generate comprehensive reports. Large computer forensics labs around the world have moved to this new database driven model, in order to increase productivity.
Those who choose to take AccessData up on its offer will receive online, on-demand training at no additional cost. Only software products that cost $2,000 or more and are current on SMS are eligible to be replaced at the $840 price.
More information on AccessData’s software replacement program, including details on how FTK compares to other solutions, is available at feelingencased.com/.
About AccessData Group
AccessData (accessdata.com) has pioneered digital investigations and litigation support for more than twenty years and is the maker of FTK®, SilentRunner® and Summation®. Over that time, the company has grown to provide a family of stand-alone and enterprise-class solutions that enable digital investigations of any kind, including computer forensics, incident response, e-discovery, legal review, compliance auditing and information assurance. More than 100,000 users in law enforcement, government agencies, corporations and law firms around the world rely on AccessData software solutions. AccessData Group is also a leading provider of digital forensics and litigation support training and certification.