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P2 Commander Commands the Attention of Investigators | Investigators Anywhere

P2 Commander Commands the Attention of Investigators

All the Bells and Whistles for Computer Investigations

~ With a Budget Friendly Price Tag ~


90% of cases today involve some sort of digital evidence. Digital forensic investigations are an inevitable part of almost any criminal investigation. Despite what you may have seen on TV, investigators cannot simply turn on a computer and start perusing for evidence. Investigators must use examination software explicitly designed to preserve evidence, analyze data, and report on the findings.  Any investigator involved in digital forensics knows that computer examination software can be expensive – very expensive!  Without sacrificing the functionality of what some may consider the traditional solutions in digital forensics, Paraben offers P2 Commander at a fraction of the price – once again maintaining their long-standing history of providing industry leading solutions at law enforcement friendly prices.  With its powerful capabilities and budget-friendly pricing, P2 Commander is certainly worth revisiting.


P2 Commander is a digital forensic software program that can examine computer hard drives and other computer storage such as thumb drives, SD cards, and memory sticks. To ensure that the evidence is not altered in any way, examiners start by making a bit-by-bit forensic image of the media to be examined. P2 Commander then loads this image and begins its analysis.

Unmatched in Email Analysis!  One of the most common places to find digital evidence on computers is in email history. P2 Commander has the ability to process through millions of messages from individual or corporate-based email archives, including analysis of email attachments.  Whether you are searching simple single user email such as .PST files or complex network email archives with hundreds of gigabytes of messages, P2 Commander’s deep level email examination engines can help you analyze email and recover and sort email – including attachments.  P2 Commander goes further with built-in capabilities to analyze and recover deleted email, including deleted email from single file email archives!

Internet Evidence Cannot Hide!  When people surf the internet, they leave a treasure trove of evidence. Internet history files include everything from searches performed to websites visited and other online activity. Specialized analysis engines for Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome allow investigators to piece together internet usage activities. From images, to web pages, to history, to cookies and more, internet files won’t get past P2 Commander.

SPECIALIZED CHAT ANALYSIS!  Chatting online is not just a passing phase. More and more people are communicating through chat. And that means loads of digital evidence. As an examiner, you need a specialized tool to perform a thorough analysis of chat logs. Paraben’s Chat Examiner is another specialized and built-in component of P2 Commander that adds one more powerful program to your toolkit. Whether your case has ICQ, Yahoo, MSN, Trillian, Skype, Hello, or Miranda you’ll be able to handle whatever comes your way.

SPECIALIZED PORNOGRAPHY DETECTION:  Often times, sex offenders and parolees are restricted on internet usage and viewing of pornography. P2 Commander has a built in pornography detection engine that analyzes every image and video for pornographic content. This can make a parole officer’s job much easier.  By using over eleven different algorithms to determine everything from skin tone, body shapes, faces, eliminating backgrounds, and more, the illicit image detection capabilities in P2 Commander can be another huge time saver for your case.


P2 Commander’s Data Triage feature can save examiners hours of time by automatically parsing out Windows system and user information from system files and registry hives. In a matter of seconds, you can see how many email databases and chat log databases are on the system and immediately start analyzing them. You can see Internet Browser data, My Documents folders, and recently used files as well. Even better, the Data Triage feature parses out Auto-run, OS information, installed programs, services, known DLLs, USB storages, and user info for all Windows accounts.

With P2 Commander, there’s no need to wait for the entire image file to index before you start your search and analysis. As soon as you load your forensic image file as evidence, the Data Triage will start giving you results. In fact, you can start sorting the image and start searches and still be able to perform a Data Triage at the same time due to the multi-threading capabilities of P2 Commander.


P2 Commander uses multi-threading technology to utilize your computer its full potential when processing data. This means you can be performing multiple tasks at the same time. The best part is that you don’t need a machine that will break the bank to run P2 Commander. Of course, the more powerful the machine, the faster P2 Commander can process data and perform searches but a system with minimum requirements will work just fine with P2 Commander.

P2 System Requirements Compared to FTK®

P2 Commander® *FTK®
RAM 2GB 8-16GB
CPU 1.4Ghz  Single Core i7 Quad Core
Additional 200MB of Hard Drive Space, Built-In Database Requires Separate Oracle® Database, with recommended dedicated drive of 7200 RPM or Higher for Oracle®.

*FTK® Source: http://accessdata.com/downloads/media/FTK_3_SystemSpecificationsGuide.pdf


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