Release of Analyze 18.3

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The 18.3 release comes with great news. Let us present the best-in-class LACE Carver integrated into the Griffeye Analyze platform.

With the integration of the LACE Carver by BlueBear, it will now be possible to add another dimension when extracting images and videos from any digital media device. Griffeye users will get a powerful extraction tool, that includes advanced media carving, as part of their investigation tool.

Other improvements in the 18.3 release

In addition to the LACE Carver integration, the 18.3 release also includes a couple of improvements. For example,it is now possible to automatically embed custom Case Data when generating a report. Also, Griffeye has added the ability to utilize the GPU when processing video in CS Enterprise to improve the overall performance when ingesting video.


Getting evidence from confiscated media devices has always been a challenge. Not only because of the difficulty in locating all the right data, but also because of the manual labor of exporting and importing the data once it’s found. To solve this, Griffeye have integrated best-in-class carving technology into the Griffeye Analyze platform.

The two major challenges

The first challenge when extracting data from a confiscated device is locating the data. For investigators, no matter the case, it is crucial to get hold of the right data in order to find critical clues and evidenceThe problem is that data containing clues are often times hidden in different ways or removed to prevent it from being found, which can result in clues being missed and cases going unsolved.

The other challenge is time. As the size and number of digital media devices have grown, so has the average size of cases. And, as a result, the amount of time spent to export and import all the data. Forensic examiners and investigators often use one tool to extract data and another tool to import it to be analyzed, which results in ineffective workflows and longer turnaround times.

To provide a solution to these challenges, Griffeye have teamed up with BlueBear and their well-known LACE Carver.

Two tools into one – a huge time-saver

With the LACE Carver integrated into the Griffeye Analyze platform, users will be able to handle the whole investigation chain – from tracing all the data on the device as thoroughly and deeply as possible to processing and analyzing the data to find all the clues, identify relationships, and eventually crack the case. The data is automatically extracted from the device and imported directly into the Griffeye Analyze platform as part of the same process.

Get hold of all the right data

Carving tools are used to locate and extract data. The LACE Carver scans for both file extensions and file types to locate images and videos as effectively as possible, and it can handle numerous digital media devices, forensic image formats, and ever-changing file types. It has the capacity to scan through formatted drives and locate data from both allocated and unallocated space where the data has been partially overwritten. The carver can also find images and videos embedded in other file types, such as documents or emails, as well as find data that has been password-protected or marked for deletion but is still intact.

The result: Cracked cases

All this together helps investigators work more effectively and, at the same time, get hold of data that would otherwise be hard – or near impossible – to find. Getting hold of the right data means obtaining critical clues and evidence that will result in more cases being solved.