Field and Lab Investigations


Digital Evidence Investigator® (DEI) software is the #1 automated digital forensic tool for collecting files and artifacts - with evidence presented in a timeline view. 

  • Automated / easy-to-use digital evidence collection & analysis
  • Rapid artifact & file collection
  • Out-of-the-box forensic scans
  • Highly configurable to build your case fast
  • Can be deployed with ADF Triage-Investigator® software
  • Standalone report viewer (share with prosecutors!)
  • Upgrade to PRO to add iOS/Android capabilities with Mobile Device Investigator® 
  • ADD-ON: Rosoka Entity Extraction and Language Translation Gisting (230 languages) available
  • ADD-ON: Certified Online Training - self paced learning and Certification



      Digital Evidence Investigator can also be licensed to a computer instead of a physical Authentication Key (dongle) as an option.


      Prioritize speed in evidence collection and use in the field or in the lab investigations with minimal training.

      • Highly configurable file and artifact collection including web browser cached files, social media, P2P, Cryptocurrency, cloud storage, user login events, anti-forensic traces, saved credentials, files shared via Skype, USB history, user connection log, etc.
      • Recover deleted records from apps using the SQLite database
      • Supports collection of forensic artifacts from Windows and macOS (including T2 and M1 chips)
      • Search and collect emails including MS Outlook, Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail 10, Apple Mail
      • Investigate attached devices, live powered on computers, boot scans from powered off computers, forensic images, the contents of folders and network shares (including shares made available by NAS devices)
      • Prepare a Collection Key without Search Profiles to select Captures just before a scan
      • Prepare a Collection Key with pre-configured or custom Search Profiles
      • Enter keywords just before a live/boot scan
      • Rapidly search suspect media using large hash sets (>100 million), including Project VIC (VICS 2.0) and CAID
      • Find relevant files and artifacts using DEI's powerful keyword and regular expression search capability
      • Image drives Out-of-the-box with image verification and imaging log file
      • Use password and recovery key to decrypt and scan or image BitLocker volumes including those using the new AES-XTS encryption algorithm introduced in Windows 10
      • Process APFS partitions, NTFS, FAT, HFS+, EXT, ExFAT, and YAFFS2 file systems, compute MD5 and SHA1 on collected files for integrity validation
      • Capture RAM / acquire volatile memory
      • Collect password protected and corrupted files for later review
      • Collect iOS backups on target computers
      • Detect and warn of BitLocker and FileVault2 protected drives
      • Leverage DEI's powerful boot capability (including UEFI secure boot and Macs) to access internal storage that cannot easily be removed from computers 

      Use the single timeline view that combines files and artifact records with a user’s actions.

      • View results while a scan is running
      • View chat conversations with bubbles to easily identify the senders and receivers with “Message Thread” hyperlink to select individual conversations
      • Filter search results with sorting and search capabilities (dates, hash values, tags, text filters, more)
      • View pictures and videos organized by visual classes such as people, faces, currency, weapons, vehicles, indecent pictures of children
      • View links between files of interest and user’s activities such as recently access files, downloaded files, attachments, and more
      • Inspect video using DEI’s comprehensive video preview and frame extraction
      • Automatically tag hash and keyword matches
      • Define new file types and select individual ones to be processed
      • Display provenance, including comprehensive metadata, of all relevant files and artifacts
      • Reorder or disable post-scan tasks (classification of pictures, videos, or entity extraction) to run in the Viewer
      • Leverage Suspect Technologies facial analysis age detection to quickly identify infants, toddlers, children, adults
      • ADD-ON: Rosoka Entity Extraction and Language Translation Gisting (230 languages) available

      Digital Evidence Investigator software lets you create a standalone portable viewer for further analysis and reporting for prosecutors and other investigators.

      • Precisely select which files and artifacts to export
      • Customize your report to show specific columns and redact pictures
      • Present information in a table or list
      • Include original files or previews only
      • HTML and PDF reporting options
      • Export to other forensics applications with VICS / Project VIC (JSON) or CSV formats
      • Share scan results with a portable standalone viewer