LightgrepTM Search for EnCase® saves you timeLightgrep Search for EnCase provides you with fast searches in a familiar environment:
- Much faster searching, especially with demanding keywords
- Correctly search Microsoft Office® & Adobe Acrobat® documents
- Intuitive Excel reports generated automatically
See Lightgrep Search in action
Lightgrep was built to be fast! Lightgrep is the fastest search engine for computer forensics and digital media exploitation.
“I imported the built-in the credit card grep expressions from EnCase into Lightgrep. I was very surprised that the search was completed faster by a factor of 4x, given I was searching for 3 grep expressions against a data set of approximately 173GB.
It took EnCase approximately just over 8 hours to search for credit card data with its 3 built-in grep expressions, whereas Lightgrep took just over 2 hours. Now that is fast!!!
Kudos to Lightbox Technologies for designing an innovative tool that should be considered by every EnCase 6 user!”
Lightgrep will save you hours on every hard drive you search. Why waste time?
ReliabilityNeed to search for 10,000, 100,000, or even 1,000,000 keywords at once? No problem. We’ve tested Lightgrep with millions of complicated regular expressions to ensure quality and correctness. Time is of the essence in forensics, and nothing wastes more time than unreliable tools and inaccurate results.
Realtime StatisticsWith search hit statistics displayed in realtime, you’ll know right away whether the evidence is responsive to your search. Built-in charts help you easily identify problematic keywords and where you should focus your efforts once the search is complete.
Entity SearchDo you spend too much time wading through useless and irrelevant search hits? With Entity Search, regular expression search hits are filtered to validate results and reduce false positives. We provide filters to:
- compare Email Addresses and Internet Hostnames to the list of valid top-level domains
- check US phone numbers for valid area codes
- validate credit card numbers using Luhn’s algorithm
ReportingOur Excel report provides an overview of results by displaying charts of the top ten keywords by number of hits and file size. The keyword frequency report shows all keywords that were searched, and the resulting hit statistics, which you can easily filter and sort to identify problem keywords. Data categories show which types of files contained the most hits so you can intelligently decide if your file type exclusions should be expanded.
UnicodeLightgrep supports the latest revision of the Unicode standard, allowing you to search for text in all languages and even for exotic symbols like ☭, ∮, and 💩. Lightgrep is able to search for hits simultaneously in ASCII, UTF-8, UTF-16LE, UTF-16BE, UTF-32LE, and UTF-32BE, with more encodings on the way in future releases.
Get in touch
Lightbox is located in Arlington, VA; if you are local to the D.C. region, we would love to meet up in person.lightgrep engine is available as open source under the GNU Public License.
EnCase® is a registered trademark of Guidance Software