Today is the first full day of the Computer Enterprise Investigation Conference (CEIC) and Guidance Software has announced a first-ever app store for security and digital investigation apps. Called EnCase App Central, it will include both free and paid EnScript modules – these are applications that customize and automate functions in Guidance Software’s EnCase digital investigation software platform. Also available in the marketplace will be reporting templates, evidence processor templates and tools that help integrate EnCase with third-party applications.
Also at CEIC, Guidance Software chief technology officer Shawn McCreight announced the EnCase SDK that enables software developers to update their existing EnScript modules or to build new ones for EnCase. With the EnCase SDK, developers can take advantage of improved memory performance, greater access to evidence and powerful new features such as tagging. Developers who become members of EnCase App Central receive an EnCase developer license, the SDK and also get access to tech support and the ability to publish their resulting EnScript applications on EnCase App Central.
“EnCase App Central gives EnCase users, for the first time, one-stop shopping for the apps they need, and also gives EnCase software partners a new tool to market and monetize their work. It is a tremendous step forward for the EnCase ecosystem,” McCreight said. “Our mission right now is to tap into the creativity of our developer network for the best and most effective apps, so that the functionality available in EnCase App Central impresses our users when it opens in the fall.”
There are more than 40,000 EnCase users worldwide who can use EnScript modules to automate and augment the functionality of their EnCase software for more effective and streamlined forensic, ediscovery and cyber security investigations. The EnScript programming language has always been a key feature of EnCase, but until EnCase App Central, developers had no easy way to market and monetize their EnScript applications.