Cellebrite Buys BlackBag Technologies


Cellebrite, a Pata Tikva, Israel-based provider of Digital Intelligence Solutions for law enforcement, government and enterprise agencies, is to acquire BlackBag Technologies, a San Jose, CA-based provider of Computer Forensic acquisition and analysis solutions.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

The acquisition expands Cellebrite’s portfolio of Digital Intelligence solutions. Its solution will give public and private businesses a unified platform with access to all aspects of a digital investigation generating critical insights in a controlled and coordinated fashion while accelerating the investigative process. This includes providing complete coverage of digital data collection tools and sources such as Mobile Devices, Computers, Cloud Data, and Call Data Records with unified analysis and review capabilities to generate a complete intelligence picture. It also means offering a broad array of field acquisition capabilities including consent-based evidence collection along with an integrated solution set that provides access, insight and evidence management to facilitate and control large-scale deployments and orchestrate the entire digital intelligence operation.

Led by Ken Basore, CEO, BlackBag Technologies offers innovative forensic acquisition and analysis tools for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android-based computers and mobile devices. Its forensic software is used by hundreds of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies around the world, as well as by leading corporations and consultants, to investigate all types of digital evidence associated with both criminal, civil and internal investigations. The company also develops and delivers expert forensics training and certification programs, designed for forensics professionals.



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