AccessData Lab is a centralized investigative platform that enables division of labor, collaborative analysis, centralized case management and web-based review, thereby dramatically streamlining the investigative process. Furthermore, AD Lab enables distributed processing, allowing investigators to utilize additional hardware to dramatically increase their case processing and resolution speed. We’ve tested the distributed processing on up to 16 DPEs in our AccessData Lab and it worked with no issues. The only limit to how much you can scale is the amount of hardware you want to invest in at your organization.
A single-person lab can radically speed up the processing of cases with the four-worker distributed processing available with FTK®. However, labs handling massive data sets, utilizing a distributed workforce, or looking to collaborate with attorneys, HR personnel or other non-forensic parties can step up to AccessData Lab. AD Lab adds powerful and intuitive web-based review functionality and a centralized database infrastructure. This allows collaborative analysis among multiple forensic examiners, real-time task and case management, and secure, web-based collaboration with parties outside the lab.
Why AD Lab?
- Cloud capability
- Distributed data processing
- Remarkably fast
- User-friendly web interface
- Granular role-based administration
- Real-time collaborative analysis
- Centralized data storage and processing
- APFS parsing and third-party integrations for robust mobile analysis
- Flexible workflow and processing
- Import/export feature to easily share information with other investigators
- Ability to pull pertinent information from iSubmit
- On-demand scalability
- Image and facial recognition capabilities
- Massive concurrent user scale
- Active directory integration (Manage permissions)
- Case management (Track progress & users)
- Role based security (manage case & data access)
- Cross case search
- Reliable cloud processing and storage for AD Lab on AWS
When you need to quickly process huge datasets, handle various data types and run multiple cases at the same time, AD Lab helps conquer your caseload, all within a collaborative, scalable environment.
Distributed data processing is a computer-networking method in which multiple computers across different locations share computer-processing capability.
- This is in contrast to a single, centralized server managing and providing processing capability to all connected systems.
- Specific jobs are performed by specialized computers.
- DDP provides greater scalability.
- When you divide a computing function among several machines, you can fine tune each computer to suit the needs of each task.
Can AD Lab be deployed in the cloud to take the hardware hassle away?
- AD Lab is now the first product in its category to be available to users in a cloud-based environment. Scale your environment and control costs, paying only for what you use, when you need it with new AD Lab® in the cloud. You can now save on hardware by installing Lab in a cloud environment and Bring Your Own License (BYOL).
- AD Lab is now available on Amazon Web Services and can be obtained on the AWS Marketplace. You’ll be asked for your lab license to gain access.
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Whether it’s for investigation, litigation or compliance, AccessData offers industry-leading solutions that put the power of forensics in your hands. For 30 years, AccessData has worked with more than 130,000 clients in law enforcement, government agencies, corporations and law firms around the world to understand and focus on their unique collection-to-analysis needs. The result? Products that empower faster results, better insights, and more connectivity.