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Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Electronic Evidence Examiner (E3) for Forensic iOS Acquisitions

Mobile device management (MDM) is an industry term for the administration of mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops. MDM is usually implemented with the use of a third party product that has management features for particular vendors of mobile devices.  -Wikipedia

When dealing with mobile devices and digital forensics one of the most frustrating barriers is a mobile device management (MDM). An MDM allows IT administrators to configure managed mobile devices, install or remove profiles, remove passcodes, and begin a secure erase of the device. MDM consists of server and client components. The server component is under the control of an IT administrator whereas the client component is a service installed on a mobile device. MDM is required to be protected on the device by the hardware (e.g. Samsung Knox). Regarding Apple Computer devices, MDM is a part of the operating system since iOS 6. The MDM can cause issues in the acquisition of mobile devices without doing some adjustments to your procedures to allow the communication to happen with the device. 

VMWare AirWatch®MDM is now considered the leader in Enterprise Mobility Management. We are proud to announce that Electronic Evidence Examiner (E3 ) is now capable of obtaining data from iOS devices managed by AirWatch MDM.

Read more about this new and interesting forensics capabilities and control for iOS devices!

Click here to go to the Paraben's article plus many videos and usage articles!

Author - Amber Schroader

CEO & Founder, Paraben Corporation

Over the past three decades, Ms. Schroader has been a driving force for innovation in digital forensics. and has developed numerous software programs, courses, and guides in the areas of recovering data from smartphones, computer hard drives, cloud, email, and gaming systems. Ms. Schroader’s established protocols for the seizure and processing of digital evidence that has been used by numerous organizations throughout the world. Ms. Schroader has coined the concept of the “360-degree approach to digital forensics” and “Forensics of Everything-FoE” with her focus to unique problems in digital evidence and solutions. Ms. Schroader has been a huge industry influence in pushing for a big-picture consideration of the digital evidence.

Paraben is a digital forensics technology provider specializing in smartphone forensics, computer forensics, IoT forensics, and Cloud forensics and investigations. Paraben’s E3 Forensic Platform was designed to work with all types of digital data in a single interface. Paraben provides supporting online and in-person training for all areas of digital forensics as well as supplemented consulting and design services for forensic and security platforms in organizations.



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