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Backbone Security Releases Enhancements to Popular Steganography Analyzer Tools

StegAlyzerAS and StegAlyzerSS Now Allow Users to Mount and Analyze Virtual Disk Images

Fairmont, WV (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 - Backbone Security is pleased to announce the newest release of their popular Steganography Analyzer Artifact Scanner (StegAlyzerAS) and Steganography Analyzer Signature Scanner (StegAlyzerSS) digital forensics tools. Developed in Backbone’s Steganography Analysis and Research Center (SARC), the tools are widely used by US and international law enforcement agencies, the intelligence community, and private sector computer forensic examiners to detect the presence or use of steganography applications on seized media.

StegAlyzerAS detects the fingerprints (or hash values) of file and registry artifacts associated with over 1,150 steganography applications. Discovery of a steganography application artifact during a digital forensics examination is a strong indication the application has been, or will be, used to conceal evidence of criminal activity.

StegAlyzerSS detects the signatures (or uniquely identifiable byte patterns) of more than 50 of those applications and provides an automated extraction capability, a “point-click-and-extract” interface, for a growing number of those applications. Discovery of a steganography signature during a digital forensics examination is proof that the application was used to hide information within a particular carrier file.

The new versions of StegAlyzerAS and StegAlyzerSS include expanded disk image mounting technologies that allow users to mount and analyze virtual disk images. The new disk image formats included are VMware static and dynamic disk images and snapshots, Virtual PC static and dynamic disk images and snapshots, and VirtualBox images. Other disk image mounting capabilities include EnCase, ISO, RAW (dd), SMART, SafeBack, Paraben Forensic Replicator, and Paraben Forensic Storage formats.

Existing customers may download an updated version of StegAlyzerAS and StegAlyzerSS by logging into their account on the SARC Customer Portal at http://www.sarc-wv.com/customer_portal.

For additional information about Backbone’s steganalysis tools, please visit the SARC web site at http://www.sarc-wv.com.

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About the SARC - The SARC is a Center of Excellence in digital steganography research and development within Backbone Security. The SARC has established the world’s largest commercially available repository of digital steganography applications, fingerprints, and signatures and has developed industry leading computer forensics and network security steganalysis tools for detecting and extracting information hidden with digital steganography applications.

About Backbone Security - In addition to being the leading provider of digital steganalysis tools, Backbone is a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) that conducts automated PCI-DSS compliance assessments with their industry leading 1 Stop PCI Scan service. Backbone also provides real-time intrusion monitoring, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, and business continuity and disaster recovery planning services.