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February 16, 2010

SKYPE News - Susteen Updates Cell Phone Forensics Tool

By Hans Lewis, TMCnet Contributor

Susteen (News - Alert) has updated its Secure View 2 with svProbe solution -- a leading cell phone forensics tool which allows corporate security consultants and law enforcement to acquire cell phone data in a forensics manner.

The updated version reportedly improves collaboration among investigators and forensics examiners along with expanding data type extraction to chat for Blackberry platform.

In a release, Hiroyuki Maruyama, president and CEO of Susteen said “This is the most comprehensive enhancement of our cell phone forensics tools ever. The Secure View 2 Reviewer and Loader deliver great benefits in the area of increased collaboration among examiners and investigators. The Blackberry chat support and Time Line Analysis cover the need for more efficient and complete tools to analyze the ever increasing data in phones.”

The new Secure View with svProbe incorporates innovative modules which sets it apart from other competitive offerings:

--Secure View 2 Reviewer gives access to multiple users to data extracted from cell phones under one license
--Secure View 2 Loader converts all proprietary data of other cell phone forensics tools into a standard format
--Blackberry Chat support to extract chat data from majority of popular instant messengers such as AIM, Skype (News - Alert), Google Talk, ICQ or Yahoo! Messenger running on Blackberry phones
--Time Line Analysis offers an overview of cell phone activities in a chronological manner

Secure View 2 Reviewer allows multiple users within an organization to view, analyze and report information extracted with Secure View 2 for a better collaboration between investigators and forensics examiners without the need of acquiring a new Secure View license. The solution substantially reduces the total cost of ownership of Secure View 2 with svProbe by sharing the data across all the stakeholders directly involved or adjacent to the investigation process. With up to 10 seats available per module, the Reviewer delivers close to 90% cost savings to law enforcement and corporate security consultants.

Susteen acknowledges the need of using a multitude of cell phone forensics tools to perform examinations of various mobile devices. Secure View 2 Loader comes ahead examiners and investigators’ needs to cut through the clutter of different proprietary formats by converting other popular tools data such as UFED, xRay, or Device Seizure into a standard format which can be easily analyzed with Secure View 2.

With the proliferation of smart phones, communication among people also changes. The high adoption of unlimited data plans has deep implications on chat usage, deemed to become a mainstream way to communicate. Susteen’s Secure View 2 with svProbe now acquires chat data from Blackberry devices, the most popular smart phone OS in North America. Law enforcement is now able to extract the chat history of Blackberry phones and automatically link them to contact information of the suspects’ phones using the svProbe.

Smart phone adoption calls for better ways to analyze cell phone data as it become richer and more meaningful. Secure View 2 latest addition, the Time Line Analysis, puts all user actions, hence his or her activities, in a chronological order to offer investigators a quick overview of the cell phone usage. Consequently, investigators are able to make inferences quicker, close the case faster and significantly increase the success rate in containing crime.

Susteen, Inc. is an international design solution provider, specializing in the area of data communications and mobile computing. Susteen strives to enhance data communications through multi-level applications, and to develop products that provide convenience to the client through technological innovations. Susteen's vision is to ascend to the position of worldwide dominant player in the seamless data management software industry through the ongoing enhancement of product quality and complete satisfaction of the stakeholders involved. Susteen is based in Irvine, California.

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Hans Lewis is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard

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