2020 has been a challenging year so far to say the least. As everyone tries their best to adjust to our new environment, we at Magnet have been focused on continuing to innovate and deliver value for our customers and partners.
We’ve introduced many new features with Magnet AXIOM and Magnet AXIOM Cyber over the past 6 months, along with over 100 new and updated artifacts to help you do more in your investigations.
Let’s take a look at what’s new in AXIOM so far in 2020.
The first quarter of 2020 brought several important new features in AXIOM, including .dar file support for images from Cellebrite Advanced Services or devices jailbroken with checkra1n, new Device Identifiers artifacts, and Android Quick Acquisition, along with improvements to UBER and WhatsApp acquisitions, and SnapChat warrant returns.
We also added over 20 new and updated artifacts, including Signal, Instagram, and Twitter.
January also saw the introduction of Magnet AXIOM Cyber, an innovative new solution purpose-built for organizations that need to perform remote acquisitions, as well as collect and analyze evidence from cloud sources, computers and mobile devices.
May: AXIOM 4.0
In May, we proudly unveiled AXIOM 4.0, our next generation release that brought with it many substantial additions and improvements to the AXIOM platform:
- Export Revamp: more control over your exports + new Export Templates
- Faster Filtering: up to 5x faster search returns
- Scan Summaries with Exception Reporting: see scan details for greater reproducibility and confidence
- Find Similar Pictures (CBIR): advanced image recognition to quickly find related picture evidence
AXIOM Cyber 4.0 included several new features to enhance corporate investigations, including remote collection from Macs and Azure VM acquisition, as well as a new Cloud license server option.
We’ve continued to build more value into AXIOM since the 4.0 release. AXIOM 4.1 included further filtering speed improvements, enhancements to our Find Similar Pictures feature, and more control over artifact exports.
AXIOM 4.2 was another significant release, introducing support for AFF4 forensic containers, Skype warrant returns and WhatsApp QR code-based acquisition, as well as the ability to review categorized media by source and new Zoom artifacts.
AXIOM Cyber 4.2 included powerful new updates as well, including the ability to import and process Office 365 Unified Audit Logs, customize targeted locations for collection, and up to 60% faster collections of memory from Windows devices.
And today with AXIOM 4.3, we’ve included a new JSON viewer to simplify your evidence searches involving JSON files, alongside Azure acquisition improvements in AXIOM Cyber 4.3 and new artifacts for Android Digital Wellbeing, Microsoft Teams, Apple Health, Secret Photo Vault, and Bolt Browser.
Stay tuned for more exciting AXIOM innovations throughout the rest of 2020!