Whether it’s finding evidence to put away society’s worst, uncovering information that exonerates the innocent, or helping organizations protect their company assets, Magnet Forensics products are there for our customers to help them do their jobs easier and faster. Read firsthand accounts from a variety of different backgrounds in one of our customer case studies below.

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KRISTINA HEGSTROM, COMPUTER FORENSIC EXAMINER, COMAL COUNTY, TEXAS

Examiners use AXIOM to rebuild chat history from popular—even encrypted—instant messaging and social media apps including WhatsApp, Snapchat, Grindr, Facebook, Instagram, and many others. By rebuilding messages into the familiar chat bubble format, AXIOM easily presents evidence to non-technical stakeholders like prosecutors, judges and juries.

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DAVID BEAR, COMPUTER FORENSIC EXAMINER, NORTH FLORIDA INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN TASK FORCE

AXIOM bypasses device locks on thousands of Samsung, LG, and Motorola devices, as well as devices with MTK or Qualcomm chipsets. In addition, AXIOM loads images from third-party tools so that examiners can find more evidence from deleted or unallocated space.

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STEVE WARE, COMPUTER FORENSIC INVESTIGATOR, CITY OF REDDING

Redding forensic examiners use AXIOM to ingest phone extractions from other tools. Magnet.AI helps them to automate evidence identification, while Connections automates the correlation of artifacts.

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TONY LEDONNE, DIGITAL FORENSIC EXAMINER, MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES COMPANY

AXIOM is easy to use for majority of high-level intellectual property and trade secret theft, as well as employee misconduct investigations. Examiners can acquire and parse a variety of artifacts from cloud, computer, and mobile, including audit logs, metadata, Torrent files, web pages, and chat.

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USANUT SANGTONGDEE, DIGITAL FORENSIC EXAMINER, THAILAND INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN TASK FORCE (TICAC)

AXIOM offers a way for the forensic lab to share compatible exports to local investigators across the country, helping them understand how the data can help them build their cases.

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TERRY KAISER, DIGITAL FORENSIC ANALYST, CITY OF KILLEEN, TEXAS

Thanks to AXIOM’s support for more than 1,000 artifacts and its carving of deleted, encoded, or encrypted data that other tools don’t find, examiners have used AXIOM to find and correlate more evidence from deleted or unallocated space.

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EVAN FUEST, COMPUTER FORENSIC EXAMINER, RVM ENTERPRISES INC.

AXIOM is vital to eDiscovery and litigation support because of its responsiveness to rapid technological changes, particularly the sheer number of artifacts it identifies, acquires, and analyzes. AXIOM offers a quick initial overview of generally relevant artifacts, providing good information delivery with minimal human time.

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JEFF BICKFORD, CFCE, COMPUTER FORENSIC EXAMINER, RICHLAND, WASHINGTON, US

AXIOM pulls user accounts and correlates them with other account names by the same user. Examiners can then confirm which suspect possessed/used the device, and to look for additional victims whom the suspect may have been communicating with.

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WILLIAM ODOM, COMPUTER FORENSIC EXAMINER

AXIOM has enabled services teams to find important evidence faster, including data from encrypted machines/devices, as well as cloud services using administrative credentials. Access to these and other data sources can demonstrate malicious intent vs. inadvertent access through the effective use of timelines and other tools.

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GREATER ATLANTA METROPOLITAN REGION, GEORGIA, US

A recent upgrade from IEF, AXIOM allows examiners to carve more pictures and browser history than other tools especially when used to process images extracted using GrayKey. In one ICAC case, the additional images and location information were instrumental to establish jurisdiction. In another case, AXIOM’s custom recovery images gave examiners privileged access to a Samsung tablet.

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MAUREEN MCCLANAHAN, INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN INVESTIGATOR, CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT

The CPD mainly uses AXIOM for mobile forensics in ICAC investigations, but examiners have also used it to recover data from an in-car camera and to obtain text conversations in drug cases. AXIOM captures deleted evidence that would not otherwise be available.

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FREDERIC PHAM, DIGITAL FORENSIC INVESTIGATOR, MINISTERE DE L'INTERIEUR, FRANCE

AXIOM’s newer support for passcode bypass on a variety of locked mobile devices—through the use of recovery images for Samsung and Motorola phones, and of download mode in some LG, MediaTek (MTK), and Qualcomm phones—has proven most valuable to Ministere examiners.

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JOHN AHEARNE, DIGITAL FORENSIC EXAMINER, DRIVESAVERS DATA RECOVERY, INC., CALIFORNIA, USA

AXIOM is the go-to tool for fast “low hanging fruit” results so that clients can make sound decisions in a timely manner. Examiners use it to retrieve data from a wide range of cloud services and encrypted devices, including smartphones.

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TIM RHODES, DIGITAL FORENSIC EXAMINER, GARFIELD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, COLORADO, UNITED STATES

AXIOM has been able to recover images that other processing software was unable to locate, or located only limited data from. It’s also processed otherwise unsupported mobile devices, pulling data and putting it together better then other digital forensic software.

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BRIAN WOLFINGER, EXECUTIVE, WOLFINGER FORENSICS

AXIOM Cloud makes triage fast and simple by retrieving selected data from the Cloud using Office 365 administrative credentials, finding important evidence faster, and recovering more evidence from deleted or unallocated space—including evidence of malicious acts of deletion.

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ROBERT DARE, MANAGER, DIGITAL FORENSICS, SIEMENS AG

AXIOM is Siemens examiners’ go-to solution for looking at evidence quickly and effectively, and especially for presenting findings to nontechnical HR and Legal quickly to save time and money.

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MARVIN WALKER, DIGITAL FORENSIC INVESTIGATOR, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO POLICE SERVICE

Police in the Trinidad and Tobago police use AXIOM to process smartphone evidence including unknown or hard-to-find artifacts, in one case saving a life by identifying a child exploitation suspect via Facebook chats on his phone.

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PETER FRYER, CEO, RISK DIVERSION

AXIOM Cloud helps investigators to collect more data and build effective timelines across multiple data sources, including computer, cloud and/or mobile in a broad array of time-sensitive insider threat, intrusion, employee misconduct, and incident response cases.

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JOHN BONAREK, COMPUTER FORENSIC INVESTIGATOR, VILLAGE OF TINLEY PARK, ILLINOIS

AXIOM helps homicide investigators to recover evidence from off-brand mobile devices and unsupported apps so that they can establish activities, timelines, and even intent.

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IT Group, United Kingdom

IT Group is a leading United Kingdom supplier of IT consultancy, forensic investigations and expert witness services. Read how they used AXIOM to reveal the most essential artifacts when investigating intellectual property theft.

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Troy Schnack, Federal Public Defender, U.S.

Troy Schnack, a forensic examiner with the United States Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Missouri, explains how AXIOM’s timelining and artifacts-oriented approach were crucial to exonerating a man of federal child exploitation charges.

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Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, U.S.

The IMPD's digital forensics lab has used Magnet ATLAS to manage complex cases with dozens of devices, and to report accurate statistics for grant funding.

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Giovanni Masucci

The tragic consequences of texting while driving don’t always involve fatalities. In many cases they result in life-altering traumatic injuries. Such was the case in a 2013 collision in a New Jersey subdivision, in which a 17-year-old girl crossed the center line and hit a car carrying an older couple. The crash was severe enough to cause all three parties to lose consciousness, among other injuries.

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Nelson Forensic & Advisory Services, LLC

Alan Nelson, Founder and Managing Director of Dallas (Texas)-based Nelson Forensic & Advisory Services, LLC, has used AXIOM in several investigations and recommends it to any certified public accountant (CPA) or certified fraud examiner (CFE).

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HOUSTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, U.S.

Lt. Darin Meadows has been focusing on digital forensics for the last 17 years, as he currently serves more than 130,000 residents in Warner Robins, Georgia as part of the Houston County Sheriff's Office.

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MAJOR POLICE DEPARTMENT, U.S.

The members of the Cyber Crimes Section of one of the three largest Police Departments in the United States know firsthand that the demands for digital forensic services can be challenging for any law enforcement agency. They used Magnet ATLAS to help make sure requests were handled in a timely and effective manner.

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THE COMPUTER GUYZ, SOUTH AFRICA

As a small information technology service provider based in South Africa, Craig Pedersen’s company, The Computer Guyz, is frequently called upon to offer digital forensics services for both public and private sector clients. Whether it’s corporate clients that need his team to acquire and process forensically sound digital evidence, a civil matter that morphs into a criminal case, or law enforcement that need support on a tough case, the importance of powerful tools cannot be overstated.

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ENTERPRISE KNOWLEDGE PARTNERS, LLC, U.S.

Chris Brinkworth, director of forensics and e-discovery, describes how his team at the Minnesota-based consulting firm uses Magnet Forensics products while offering enterprise information technology architecture, cybersecurity assessments, and e-discovery and digital forensics.

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COLUMBUS METRO AREA, U.S.

Det. James Howe performs digital investigations for his and other units, not only investigating homicides, but also other untimely deaths on a rotating basis.

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LAKE COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, U.S.

Carol Gudbrandsen is responsible for supporting 42 agencies with their mobile device and computer forensic examinations. She’s also a member of the state’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, which allows her to assist agencies that have no one at all to examine their digital evidence.

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