Last summer we blogged about four ways that your digital forensics software tool should adapt to your workflow, the first being that it should be customizable. That still rings true—an organization’s unique quality management and compliance concerns make the ability for many users to customize their workflows a must.
But we also know that most forensics teams include users who focus mainly on core investigative tasks. While they need powerful tools that can handle dynamic investigations, a simple, relevant, predesigned workflow would help them start faster, work more efficiently and produce highly accurate results.
The latest Quin-C™ release offers just that. A new, optional UI gives forensic investigators fast access to a familiar file-tree structure that includes just the predefined filters they need, plus keyword search and expanded timeline analysis.
Prebuilt for speed: Investigator view
No more picking among widgets—just log in to Investigator view and you’re taken to prebuilt dashboard with an immediate list of all your cases, plus clear graphical filters that make it easy to identify individual cases based on timeline, size or type.
Choose to “explore” all files in a case, or filter by communications, media, mobile, internet or geolocation. Each top-level filter offers finer subfilters. List view or thumbnail view lets users employ their most intuitive way to identify what files to view.
From one intuitive screen, you can choose from among panels, or choose multiple panels simultaneously, to find the best possible view and configuration and uncover the deepest insights from datasets.
Investigator view > Documents > PowerPoint
Investigator view > Media, thumbnail view
Using Quin-C Investigator’s Case Explorer, it’s easy to gain a comprehensive, integrated view of the work done on your case. For example, if a you’ve run image recognition and applied a label to a case file, the label will display in the Media > Image Recognition subfilter; likewise, any chat data you parsed in processing will appear in the Communications > Chat Applications subfilter.
Better data visualization: Case Timeline
See and understand temporal relationships and trends across your case data or zoom in on a day or time using the interactive Quin-C Case Timeline. The accompanying grid shows all the evidence associated with a given point, and improved results reflect every filter and search parameter.
The new Investigator interface is a compelling reason to work with the latest version of Quin-C, but there’s more—new mobile processing, review and analysis capabilities and face and image detection, to name just a few. We’ll describe those in future posts, but if you’d like a quick list of changes now, go to quincforensics.com/quincsupport. And as always, you can ask us for a free demo.