Tracks Inspector now part of Magnet Forensics
Magnet Forensics, a developer of digital investigation software, has acquired Tracks Inspector from Tracks Inspector B.V., a software company based in The Hague, Netherlands.
With the acquisition of Tracks Inspector, Magnet Forensics says it adds “a robust review platform for non-technical stakeholders of an investigation to its product portfolio.”
Tracks Inspector offers an “intuitive, web-based solution that puts digital investigations into the hands of detectives, analysts and case officers, enabling easy review of digital evidence early in an investigation and allowing forensic specialists to conduct targeted forensic analysis.”
By providing multiple stakeholders access to digital evidence early in the investigation, investigators are empowered to work the case in a timely way, Magnet notes, helping to solve more cases and resulting in decreased case backlogs. In the coming months, Tracks Inspector will join the Magnet Forensics portfolio under the new name Magnet Review.
“We hear the same challenges from agencies around the world,” says Adam Belsher, CEO, Magnet Forensics. “Digital evidence is now part of every investigation and is growing exponentially, making it increasingly difficult for agencies to manage. Budget constraints and a technical skills shortage makes it unrealistic to hire forensic examiners to keep pace with the volume of evidence. Agencies are looking for solutions that allow them to better manage digital evidence across their organization, involve a larger part of their workforce, and ultimately eliminate their case backlogs and bring criminals to justice.”
Digital forensics laboratories alone can no longer manage the sheer volume of digital evidence in criminal cases, says Hans Henseler, CEO and Co-Founder of Tracks Inspector B.V. “The backlog of caseloads from law enforcement agencies has grown from weeks to months worldwide. Tracks Inspector was built to help agencies decrease that backlog and improve collaboration across the team. We are pleased to be joining the Magnet Forensics team and look forward to continuing to deliver a common review platform.”