Computer Solutions, Inc, USA (ICS) (www.ics-iq.com) is a US based company
established in 1990 and is a leading manufacturer of Forensic hardware such as
Portable hard Disk Duplicators, Heavy duty industry model disk duplicators,
Drive locks etc.
Mr George Bar the director of
ICS since 1999 has been credited with development of several major products
and the establishment of ICS in new markets in Asia (China, Japan, Australia
Singapore and New Zealand) as well as partnership with major analysis software
companies in the US (Guidance Software, Access Data and Paraben) and the
establishment of ICS as the leader in Computer Forensic hardware..
The products of the Company are used by
a) Law Enforcement Authorities for Forensic
Capture of Data in a hard disk and for creation of multiple copies for analysis.
b) Companies for creating duplicate system
hard disks in the Computer assembly line
c) Companies for creating disk back ups as a
part of the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan
The devices enable “Bit Image
Copying” of the original hard disk at a fast rate of upto 3.5 GB per minute.
The device is capable of
capturing even deleted files and data in slack space which is essential for
fraud investigations. The normal “Back Up” only captures active files and is
of low value in Forensic auditing.
The duplication is done along
with calculation of the “Hash” of the captured disk, making it eligible for
evidentiary use on a later day.
The device can capture even
Lap Top hard disk through the USB port without opening the cover of the lap
top which is essential to preserve warranties on the Computer.
Considering the functionality
of the data duplication device, the undersigned has suggested the use of the
products by the Indian Law Enforcement Agencies and the Audit Community in
India, in particular the Internal and Fraud Auditors.
In the law enforcement
agency, the use of the device enables capture of evidence without the complete
seizure of the suspect’s Computer and immobilizing his operations. It also
enables multiple copies to be available to be sent to various forensic labs
and for safe custody of the original.
In the audit scenario,
particularly amongst Banks where a number of banks are following Branch Level
Banking Applications, audit of hard disk copies obtained from each of the
branches at a well equipped audit center is the only means of secure audit of
Similar requirement also
exists in all e-Governance applications where the data is held in several
remote locations and is amenable for manipulation particularly of the “Kite
Flying Type”. (Temporary change of information: eg: Passport office or land
registration department.. Changes during verification.. corrected before next
Many industrial units
requiring creation of hard disks to be loaded to Computers either at the
original manufacturing end or during servicing use ICS equipments for the
speed, convenience and reliability in duplication. (eg: Computer service
Some of the following
comments from customers of ICS reveal the potential of the equipment.
use the Image MASSter to manage software updates in our facility and as a
preventative maintenance tool. It increases our capability significantly and
frees up valuable resources." -Chris Bortoli Lab Manager, Intel Corporation
"We use the Image MASSter to test and
re-load returned drives in our service centers and it has been working very
well for us. I strongly recommend it!"
Garry Meeks, Manager of Spare Parts, Packard Bell
"We are extremely happy with the Image
MASSter. It is so fast. As a matter of fact, it is 4 times faster than the
competition. It's saving us a lot of time and money."
-Denis Hughes, Configuration Project Manager, Ingram Micro
"We use the Image MASSter to load software
on UNIX stations. It previously took us one hour to load one drive. Now we
load 4 drives in less than 10 minutes. It is an excellent solution for low to
mid volume duplication."
-Phillip Binkley, Associate Test Engineer, SCI
"We love the Image MASSter. We are an OEM,
shipping hundreds of PC's a month. The Image MASSter increases our production
capabilities significantly. It is simple, reliable, and the best common
solution for software duplication.
-Scott Barber, Director of Manufacturing, Compex Technologies
"ICS was one of the first vendors to
assist Law Enforcement in the field of computer crime. Since 1996, ICS has
worked with the NYPD and HTCIA to develop a forensic tool at their own cost.
ICS has always been a friend to law enforcement and is the best example of
industry working with Law Enforcement as we enter this new era of combating
-James Doyle (ret Sgt NYPD), President Internet Crimes
April 7, 2004