MOSCOW, Russia – May 22, 2008 – Oxygen Software today announces the availability of Oxygen Forensic Suite 2, which is designed for forensic extraction of electronic evidence from cell phones, smartphones and other mobile devices. The tool is intended for law enforcement officers, computer forensic examiners, corporate and private investigators. The users of the suite may have minimal computer skills and may be new to the field of mobile phone forensics.
Oxygen Forensic Suite extracts all possible data from the device memory, including the SIM card, contacts list with all contact fields; incoming/outgoing/missed calls; receive and delivery reports log; GPRS traffic counters log; calendar events; SMS, MMS, E-mail messages; multimedia (photos, pictures, videos, melodies, text documents, applications); voice records; Life Blog. You can see the deleted messages that have not been written over. The amount of extracted data depends on the model of the phone. The software extracts data in the forensically sound manner without altering it in anyway so it can be presented as evidence in court.
A built-in interface for exploring and analyzing data distinguishes Oxygen Forensic Suite from competitors that only read HEX memory dump and then the investigator must analyze it manually, which is very inconvenient and takes quite some time. Being logical analysis tool, Oxygen Forensic Suite 2 goes beyond standard logical analysis. Using advanced proprietary protocols permits Oxygen Forensic Suite 2 to extract much more data than usually extracted by other logical forensic software, especially for smartphones.
With Oxygen Software, all evidence can be explored in one window: you can see the phone properties, case details, its status and much more. For archiving purposes, it’s possible to export retrieved data to most common formats, such as Microsoft Excel, PDF, RTF, or print reports to paper. The program also allows you to make a snapshot of the data from the seized device and load it to another copy of the program installed on the remote computer.
The program has a powerful built-in search engine that allows you to search through all retrieved data quickly and find the necessary information in seconds. What is important is that the search results are saved between sessions.
Oxygen Forensic Suite supports and parses more than 500 of the most common mobile devices from Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Samsung, RIM (Blackberry smartphones) plus Windows Mobile 5/6 smartphones and communicators, with more devices being added on a regular basis.
Top 5 new benefits of Oxygen Forensic Suite 2
Building on the success of the previous version, Oxygen Forensic Suite 2 delivers many new features and benefits that can help investigators collect digital evidence more efficiently.
– The suite integrates the power of two versions of Oxygen Forensic Suite: the one for Nokia phones, the other for smartphones powered by Symbian OS.
– The suite acquires data from smartphones and communicators powered by Windows Mobile 5/6 without the need for ActiveSync (the latter may potentially modify the data).
– Blackberry smartphones produced by RIM are added to the list of supported devices.
– The suite introduces a smart search for all data associated with a specific contact, including calls, SMS and MMS messages, calendar events, etc.
– The suite has a single database to store all the data from smartphones, which is convenient for searching throughout the database.
– The suite reads Nokia LifeBlog that records all main events happening with the phone, as well as their geographic coordinates (MCC, MNC, LAC, Cell ID).
“We are proud to be at the cutting edge of the forensics market, and I believe we have exceeded the expectations of the customers with this latest release,” says Nike Golubev, PR Officer in Oxygen Software. “Oxygen Forensic Suite has been the tool of choice for forensic investigators for quite some time. Now its second generation takes performance to the next level by extending the tool’s applicability to challenges faced by forensics professionals.”
New Oxygen Forensic Suite 2 is available today.
Pricing & Availability
Oxygen Forensic Suite 2 runs on Microsoft Windows 2000, Server 2003, XP, Vista and costs $999 (US). Registered customers are entitled to free updates and priority-driven technical support for one year (that includes new major releases). Additional information on the product is available http://www.oxygen-forensic.com or by calling +7 (495) 222-9278.
About Oxygen Software
Founded in 2000, Oxygen Software is a Moscow, Russia-based company, targeting the mobile market with its PC software for cell phones and smartphones. Among its leading titles are Oxygen Forensic Suite, Oxygen Express for Nokia phones and Oxygen Phone Manager II for Symbian OS smartphones (all Symbian smartphones supported – Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Samsung, etc). The company is an official member of Nokia Trade point and Forum Nokia PRO. For more information, visit www.oxygensoftware.com.