PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, ForensicSoft releases its latest versions of the industry's most popular software write-blocking product SAFE Block, now available for Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system. SAFE Block is a software write blocker that replaces all hardware write-blockers. By installing SAFE Block on your field and lab computers, you have a proven forensically-sound write blocking solution with complete control over all connected disks. Used by federal, state, local and foreign law enforcement, military, intelligence, as well as private forensic examiners, consulting firms, IT security and litigation support professionals, SAFE Block facilitates the quick and safe acquisition and analysis of any disk or flash storage media attached to your Windows PCs. SAFE Block Win8 provides protection from the SSD TRIM/UnMap/Sanitize functionalities that Windows 8 natively supports.
SAFE Block performs all write blocking operations while maximizing I/O performance, substantially reducing forensic disk imaging times. Conversely, hardware write blockers use proprietary hardware and firmware to block write operations and perform computationally intensive protocol translation from one interface to another, resulting in significant decline in I/O performance. Forensic, security, and litigation support professionals around the globe depend on SAFE Block for its speed, convenience, and affordability. Unlike hardware write blocking products, which require an investigator to purchase a collection of devices to block each common disk interface, SAFE Block is a single inexpensive software program that blocks all interfaces including: IDE (PATA, SATA, & eSATA), SCSI, USB, IEEE1394, Fibre Channel, SAS, SSD, CF/SD/MS/MMC/XD, and mobile devices detected as a "Mass Storage Device" by Windows. SAFE Block also lets you multi-task and write-block every device simultaneously without being limited to how many hardware write blockers you have. No more bulky kits to carry into the field, and no power supplies to misplace or leave behind! One program - significant speed increase - all interfaces - one low price!
Combine SAFE Block with any Windows computer and a powerful digital forensic platform is born. Investigators no longer need to purchase expensive special-purpose "forensic computers" with integrated hardware write blocking devices. Forensic labs utilizing any server version of Windows with large storage arrays to store forensic images can write protect the arrays with SAFE Block thereby allowing protected access to the images. For attorneys and litigation support professional who may receive evidence on thumb drives or disks from clients, installing SAFE Block on their office laptops and desktops will ensure all evidence remains unaltered and forensically-sound, without hiring a computer forensic expert.
SAFE Block Win8 is available at www.forensicsoft.com for both the 32 and 64 bit platforms and are each priced at$549. Bulk discount prices are available for all products on the ForensicSoft website. Existing customers with license to prior versions of SAFE Block can upgrade to SAFE Block Win8 for $449. Simply email your SAFE Block license serial number to [email protected] to request your "Upgrade Coupon".