Magnet Forensics acquires investigation product
Herndon-based Magnet Forensics has acquired Tracks Inspector, a digital investigation software product company.
The financial details about the deal with Tracks Inspector B.V., which is based in The Hague, were not disclosed.
Magnet Forensics describes Tracks Inspector as a web-based software that gives nontechnical police investigators “easy review of digital evidence early in an investigation and allowing forensic specialists to conduct targeted forensic analysis”
Tracks Inspector will join the Magnet Forensics product portfolio under the new name Magnet Review.
“We hear the same challenges from agencies around the world,” Adam Belsher, Magnet’s CEO, said in a statement. “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.”
Founded in 2011, Magnet Forensics develops digital investigation software that acquires, analyzes and shares evidence from computers, smartphones, the cloud and other sources.
The company’s tools are used by more than 4,000 agencies in 93 countries.