ForensicSoft has released the latest version of its popular Windows forensic boot environment, SAFE Version 1.2. SAFE is a forensically-sound, vendor-independent Windows boot disk for digital forensic experts and litigation support specialists, as well as government agencies, law enforcement, military, and the intelligence communities. This new version of SAFE is based on the Microsoft Windows PE 3.0 platform, allowing for fully write-blocked decryption and acquisition of Bit-Locker protected volumes using any of your familiar Windows based acquisition tools.
With the easy-to-use SAFE boot CD, or optional USB boot stick, digital investigators are able to boot any x86-based computer into a forensically-sound environment. All disks attached to the booted system, including fixed, removable, and any disks attached after the SAFE environment is running, will be write-blocked using ForensicSoft’s unique software write-blocking engine. SAFE ensures correct write-blocking for all mass storage devices including PATA, SATA, SSD, SAS, SCSI, Fibre Channel, USB, IEEE 1394, RAID, and more. And once booted, investigators are able to leverage their existing familiar Windows-based forensic tools from within the SAFE environment.
Other benefits include:
- Perform BitLocker operations and acquisitions while both the physical disk and any logically mounted BitLocker volumes are write-blocked.
- HPA & DCO identification and unlocking.
- Downloadable USB boot disk builder, ideal for booting computers without optical drives like Netbooks, MacBook Air, and other newer laptops.
- Full or minimal boot options (for computers with limited RAM).
- User-selectable video resolution at boot time.
- Case, hardware and write block status logging.
- Quickly and easily add additional Windows device drivers during runtime.
- Full NTFS and NTFS Compressed support.
- Built-in support for EnCase, FTK Imager, X-Ways Forensics, WinHex, and variety of other common forensic and security Windows software tools.
- 12 months of product maintenance and support.
For more information, visit www.forensicsoft.com.