Magnet Forensics and Passware Partner to Provide Full Disk Decryption in Magnet AXIOM

Magnet Forensics and Passware have announced they are working together to provide Magnet AXIOM customers the ability to analyze content from drives that use leading encryption software.

Magnet AXIOM, a complete digital investigations platform for forensics professionals, will soon seamlessly integrate Passware support for full disk decryption with a known password for BitLocker, TrueCrypt, or PGP Desktop encrypted devices.

“The number of devices involved in criminal activity continues to grow, as does the potential for devices to run encryption software. At Magnet Forensics, we are committed to listening to our customers and meeting their needs, and our customers asked for the ability to decrypt drives within Magnet AXIOM,” said Jad Saliba, Founder and CTO at Magnet Forensics. “We are integrating Passware technology into AXIOM to ensure that our customers have access to the best decryption technology when they use AXIOM as part of their investigations.”

“In many digital investigations one of the major obstacles is inability to examine the contents of password-protected or encrypted hard disks,” CEO, Passware, Inc. Dmitry Sumin says. “Today more than ever, digital evidence plays an important part in security, law enforcement, and e-discovery investigations. And Passware is often the decryption software of choice. We are excited to work with Magnet Forensics to allow computer forensic professionals to conduct thorough investigations by easily identifying, detecting, and decrypting electronic evidence within Magnet AXIOM.”

Magnet AXIOM customers will have access to the Passware decryption technology, part of Passware’s Forensic Kit, as part of their current licenses, with no extra costs for these additional capabilities. Passware Kit Forensic will also be available for purchase from Magnet Forensics.

Magnet AXIOM quickly processes and readies evidence from smartphones and computers into one case file. The examination tools help forensics professionals quickly find the most relevant data and visualize it for better analysis. AXIOM is used by digital forensics professionals to look for evidence that other tools cannot find, to verify data, and to integrate images acquired with other tools into a single case file for examination.