Today Guidance Software announced the availability of the technical specifications for the 2nd generation EnCase® evidence file format. The updated format, Ex01, has been optimized for fast data access and memory usage, while maintaining the proven, trusted, and secure technology that has made the EnCase® file format the standard for securing digital evidence.
With this specification, solution providers can now update their offerings to support the new file format.
The 2nd generation file format support the built in encryption capabilities included in EnCase® Forensic Version 7, making the process of transporting and securing evidence much safer.
“We are happy to share the specifications for our new file format with the community”, said Steve Salinas, Sr. Product Marketing Manager for the Forensic Solutions at Guidance Software. “With the ever increasing backlogs forensic departments are faced with today, saving time during the investigation process is critical. By enabling others in the forensic community to incorporate this new format into their solutions, forensic examiners can spend more time completing casework and less time dealing with differing evidence file types.”
The specification document for this new format is available on the Guidance Software Customer Support Portal and in the Guidance Software Document Library.