US-based Guidance Software launched EnCase Portable, a data acquisition solution on USB drive that serves government and corporate customers.
EnCase’s data acquisition and ultra-portability flexibility enables customers to collect evidence in the field. Untrained personnel in computer forensics can also forensically acquire documents, Internet history and artifacts, images, and other digital evidence, including hard drives, with simple keyboard clicks.
Unlike existing computer forensics solutions, EnCase Portable runs on USB drive, rather than a laptop, and enables the user to boot a target computer to the USB drive and run a pre-configured data search and collection job.
EnCase Portable is expected to ship on a 4GB USB drive but can also be used on larger USB devices if required; with the use of a USB hub, data can be stored on a USB drive or on other media, such as external hard drives. The product is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2009.