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Magnet ACQUIRE Community Edition: A Free Forensics Tool to Image Smartphones

Magnet ACQUIREWATERLOO, ON. (September 23, 2015) – Magnet Forensics, the global leader in the development of digital forensics software that recovers evidence from computers, smartphones and tablets, announced today the availability of Magnet ACQUIRE – Community Edition.  Magnet ACQUIRE – Community Edition is a new software solution that enables digital forensic examiners to quickly and easily acquire forensic images of any iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. The initial release of Magnet ACQUIRE – Community Edition is being offered at no cost to the digital forensic community.  Download it for free at www.magnetforensics.com/magnet-acquire

Magnet ACQUIRE – Community Edition offers a new approach to the acquisition of smartphone images, an approach designed to deal with the new realities and constraints brought about by enhanced security features and encryption Apple and Google are adding to iOS and Android.  Magnet ACQUIRE – Community Edition addresses these constraints by offering examiners two different extraction processes: Quick and Full. These different processes allow the examiner to choose between a quick and reliable extraction of logical images or gather more evidence through physical images of rooted Android devices or file system logical images of jailbroken iOS devices.

The rising cost of specialized mobile forensic tools has been particularly difficult for customers in the global law enforcement community.  By making Magnet ACQUIRE – Community Edition available as a free download, Magnet Forensics hopes that our law enforcement customers can spend less time fighting for budget approvals and more time using smartphone evidence to uncover the truth.  The availability of Magnet ACQUIRE – Community Edition at no charge is made possible in part by rooting methods developed by the open source community.

“I’m excited to announce the release of Magnet ACQUIRE – Community Edition,” said Jad Saliba, Founder and CTO of Magnet Forensics. “When we were developing Magnet ACQUIRE, we focused on delivering a product that would help overcome some of the constraints our customers are facing. We appreciate all of the support and input we received from our beta participants and hope Magnet ACQUIRE – Community Edition is a valuable tool forensic professionals can rely on for the work they do.”

Support for Magnet ACQUIRE – Community Edition is currently available to Magnet IEF customers as part of their Software Maintenance & Support subscription. Non-Magnet IEF customers have the option to purchase technical support.

For more information on Magnet ACQUIRE – Community Edition, please visit the product page.

About Magnet Forensics

Magnet Forensics is a global leader in the development of digital forensics software that recovers evidence from computers, smartphones and tablets. Our flagship product, Magnet IEF, was created by a former police officer and forensic examiner who recognized the need for a tool to help digital forensics professionals find, analyze and report digital evidence. Since its creation, Magnet IEF has quickly become a trusted solution for thousands of customers working in the world’s top law enforcement, government, military and corporate organizations.