History of the CRU and 4Secure partnership
4Secure’s team of digital forensic practitioners have gained a wealth of experience through practical and real life forensics acquisitions for law enforcement agencies, military and commercial entities alike. This experience and expertise has been valuable in the creation of 4Secure’s digital forensics lab and it’s from this lab development that our practitioners assessed the market place to find the best tools to conduct quick acquisition and analysis of case sensitive data.
4Secure evaluated all forensic acquisition tools and from this worked to secure a working partnership with CRU Wiebetech in the US. CRU’s digital forensic tools were found to be incredibly versatile, mobile and importantly excellent value. 4Secure continue to use CRU’s suite of tools to conduct its own forensic acquisitions but also provide this equipment to other practitioners. Our sales team is backed by the expertise of practitioners allowing us to provide real world examples of the equipment being used, but also ensure our clients receive the right equipment allowing them to be successful with their own digital forensic ambitions.
4Secure has never been an out-and-out reseller and chooses its partners wisely. We work alongside CRU to provide new and innovative solutions to the marketplace. Using the CRU hardware as it’s backbone the 4Secure examine was created to be an all in one, highly capable digital forensics acquisition and investigation workstation. This machine is designed and built by forensic practitioners for forensic practitioners, priced sensibly 4Secure has removed the need for forensic investigators to build their own unsupported workstations and each and every unit we provide comes with a 12 month(+) warranty supported by our own forensics team. In addition, 4Secure has brought a new way of procuring digital forensics workstations to the market, we offer a simple out and out purchase or the ability to buy a manged service offering from 4Secure where we provide and maintain the equipment for a monthly service cost. This puts an end to securing budget to keep the digital forensics lab current and eliminates the need for consistent IT refresh.
4Secure also drove the development of the 4Secure erase, whilst not strictly a digital forensics tool, we adopted CRU hardware to create a hard disk erasure tool that has been certified by CESG to wipe to IAS5 standard. This device is both simple to use and puts an end for the need to buy licences for each and every hard disk erasure, representing a cost saving to the market Through the ability to reduce IT spend by recycling and repurposing IT equipment, but our one-off device cost has no lifecycle costs associated with it. The erase is currently making waves in the market place for public and private sector clients all thanks to the 4Secure/CRU partnership.
Arguably the staple of CRU’s forensic tools is the Ditto range, the product that first attracted us to CRU. The hand-held Ditto Forensic FieldStation is a compact mobile device designed for creating local, remote, or networked disk clones and images, including logical imaging of user-selectable lists of files and folders. With remote triage supported via in-built network connectivity the Ditto delivers an impressive range of features to the market at an unrivalled price point ensuring it’s place as our “go-to” device when conducting forensic investigations. Our findings have been further supported by the glowing independent review conducted by SC magazine where the device was found to be an “Excellent imager with lots of bells and whistles. The only imager you’ll ever need.” You can read that on the SC magazine website.
To speak to our forensic sales team to discuss your requirements, please contact us.