FISHERS, Indiana (June 11, 2007) -
Bringing important technology to the
Computer Forensics industry, Fishers based
Forensic Innovations, Inc. has been
Incorporated with the assets of RobWare.
After much distraction from our primary
mission of innovating Computer Forensics,
we have renewed our focus on our existing
and upcoming technologies. Recently
completing some large contracts, that
monopolized our resources, now frees our
to refocus our efforts and give our
software customers even more value.
This completes our transition from a
consulting firm to a software house.
File Investigator Engine
For over a decade we have been developing, improving and fine tuning this technology to identify more files faster and more accurately than any other company's product. Now that we identify over 2,000 different types of files, our next goal
is 3,000. Not only do we identify the type of file, but we also extract metadata (from many of the supported file formats) and categorize the file for easy filtering. The result is more efficient use of your time in sorting and organizing your files or eliminating
files from your search.
File Expander Engine
This product is new, and the idea is completely original. While we support archive/cabinet file formats (that contain disk files), we also support data file formats that contain multiple data objects. Now, you can pull key data from a file and discard the rest of the file structure and data that you don't need. Each internal file object can be extracted to a new file and further examined in detail with the File Investigator Engine or your own methods. An example would be an MS Word document. These files can contain Spreadsheets, Images, Charts, Sounds, Video, Deleted Data, Hidden Data, File Indexes, File Header, Object Headers, Object Footers and a File Footer.
You will now be able to pluck any one of
these objects out of the file.
This product is currently in the design stage, but when finished it will be able to extract text from files by efficiently interpreting their native file formats. This is far more accurate than simply conducting a text search across all files. many files use Double Byte, Unicode, Multi Byte character sets and this text
may be Translated, Compressed and/or Encrypted. All of which is missed in a simple text search. This product will provide Document Management systems and Forensic Investigators with a dependable solution for searching for and extracting any and all
text from files.
This product is also in the design stage, but when finished it will be able to decrypt multiple forms of encryption. Rather than having to collect multiple decryption tools and figure out which one to use on each file, this solution will do all of that work for you. It will confirm what form of encryption is being used on each file, and use the pertaining internal or external method or tool to provide you with useable data. Combined with the File Investigator, File Expander and Text Extractor Engines, no evidence will be able to escape your search.
While this product is also in the design stage, its premise is quite new. Imagine being able to search through image files by image comparison rather than text content, nearby web content or file names. Then, add the ability to do all of this by sending a small comparison hash code over a computer network to accelerate the transmission and comparison process on a remote server. In this case, the hash code is being used to find close matches rather than detect when files are not a perfect match. This solution will streamline the search for child pornography, provide an automated method for comparing every video frame as an individual image and give search portals like Google and Yahoo the ability to offer image searches for images similar to a hand drawn or uploaded image.
About Forensic Innovations, Inc.
Founded in 1995, Forensic Innovations,
Inc. provides Computer Forensic software
products to customers around the
world. Our software identifies and
analyzes thousands of file formats, and is
used in Document Management, Data
Recovery, Data Security, Electronic
Discovery, Government Agencies, Law
Enforcement, Litigation, Research and
anywhere else that computer files need to
be identified. As the number and
size of hard drives increase so does the
need to identify, search and organize the
many types of data and files being
For more information visit www.ForensicInnovations.com.