Backbone Security Announces New Versions of StegAlyzer Tools for 64-Bit Platforms

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FAIRMONT, W.Va., June 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Backbone Security is pleased to announce availability of 32-bit and 64-bit versions of their popular digital steganography detection tools for use on forensic workstations running 64-bit operating systems. The new versions of the tools can run under Windows XP Pro x64, Windows Vista x64, and Windows 7 x64 and is in line with the growing evolution toward 64-bit forensic workstations.

As applications continue demanding more memory and file sizes in general continues to grow, the memory limitation of 4GB for 32-bit platforms is becoming more painful to endure. Accordingly, more and more forensic examiners are migrating to 64-bit platforms as their high end forensic workstations.

StegAlyzerAS(TM) detects the fingerprints (hash values) of file and registry artifacts associated with more than 800 steganography applications. StegAlyzerSS(TM) detects the signatures 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. These tools were developed in Backbone's Steganography Analysis and Research Center (SARC) and 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 digital media.

This capability was made possible through the use of 64-bit image mounting and auto detection technology provided by Paraben Corporation.

About the SARC:

The SARC is a Center of Excellence in steganography research and development within Backbone Security. Established to create and maintain a national repository of steganography applications, fingerprints, and signatures that can be consulted during the forensic examination of seized media, the SARC has created the world's largest hash set exclusive to steganography applications. The SARC has become the industry leader in developing world-class forensic tools and techniques for detecting and extracting information hidden with steganography applications. Learn more: .

About Backbone Security:

In addition to hosting the SARC, Backbone is a PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) Approved Scanning Vendor that conducts automated PCI DSS compliance assessments with their industry leading One-Stop Scanning Solution. Backbone also provides real-time intrusion monitoring, vulnerability assessment, and business continuity/disaster recovery planning and assessment services. Learn more: .

About Paraben Corporation:

Paraben specializes in comprehensive digital forensic solutions for handhelds, hard drives, enterprise networks, and consumers. Handheld innovations offer 360 degrees of solution power from seizure to analysis. Hard drive solutions move to the next level by solving problems through a specialized tool approach and a single command suite. Enterprise technologies top off the repertoire with proactive and reactive solutions for networks. These solutions work through a stealth client server system that responds to, or prepares you, for any issue in your network where forensic-grade data is key. Finally, Paraben's technology allows parents to protect their family from illicit images and unwanted online predators. From technology to services Paraben provides effective results.

Contact: Jim Wingate, Vice President and Director, SARC; Voice: (877) 560-SARC, Fax: (304) 366-9163, or E-Mail:

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