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Case Management

Simple, reliable case management from start to finish

Case Management

The Atola Insight's Case Management system automatically records every step of the data acquisition process. Every action performed is automatically recorded (including date, time and hash values) and filed under the assigned case number. When a hard drive is imaged, a media map is recorded that details all sectors that have been skipped along with other vital information. Case notes can be added at any time with one click of the mouse to log information such as the case technician or owner of the hard drive.

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Microsoft SQL Server

The Atola Insight Forensic uses Microsoft SQL Server to store case management data. There are two database access options:

  • A local MS SQL server which is automatically installed and configured during Atola Insight installation.
  • Any remote MS SQL server;

Case history report

Each hard drive is detected upon connection

When operator connects a hard drive to the Atola Insight Forensic, the tool makes an automatic database look up and retrieves all past records associated with that particular hard drive. New entries will be added seamlessly to the database.

Record all case data without stopping to take notes

The Atola Insight's case management system automatically stores all case data and history, allowing the operator to focus completely on the case. This system eliminates the need for operators to stop for manual notes or click a "save" button at any point during the recovery or data acquisition process.

Case management functions

Keep the entire case history at your finger tips

All reports, firmware files, notes and logs related to a case are automatically saved and can easily be retrieved at any time. Cases can be quickly and conveniently searched via Search/Open function.

Recall any case quickly and easily

Any past forensic or data recovery case can be pulled from the Atola Insight Forensic quickly and easily at any time. Just search the archives by case #, hard drive model, or hard drive serial #. After a case is selected, the operator can continue work on it or add notes.

Print Insight case

Print cases

All or only selected reports can now be printed (or exported to PDF, HTML, RTF files) via the new Print function.

Export Insight case

Transferring cases between PCs

With Insight Forensic, you can export entire case history and all reports for a certain hard drive into a single package file. Then this package file can be sent to a colleague in another location. After that he or she can easily import this file and continue working on the case.

Multiple case export/import is supported as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. Is it possible to copy Insight Forensic database to another PC?
    Yes. Use "Cases > Export" function for that selecting all cases. It will create a single file which then can be imported via "Cases > Import" operation.
  2. When a case is being continued, how can I tell which technician worked on the hard drive?
    You can open any operation performed with the hard drive by clicking on the corresponding link in case history. In the case report header you can see which computer was used and who was the user who worked on this phase of the case.
  3. Can the user add notes to the case history after a case is closed?
    Yes. This can be done quickly and easily by opening the case history (Cases > Search/Open) and clicking "Add note".
  4. Can 2 hard drives share 1 case number if they are related (example: 2 hard drives from an array)?
    Yes, it is possible to assign the same case number to multiple hard drives. This helps keep track of hard drives related to the same investigation.