Magnet IEF Frontline is designed for non-technical personnel in law enforcement, customs & border security, and parole & probation roles looking to conduct an on-scene search and preview of the Internet activity on a subject’s computer to qualify it for seizure. It is the simplest way to preview web activity. With MAGNET IEF Frontline, non-forensic staff are able to assist with the identification of potential sources of digital forensics evidence in situations where digital forensic staff are not present.

Key Benefits
  • PORTABLE – Runs from a USB Dongle on a live system
  • FIND PREVIEW EVIDENCE QUICKLY – A one step search that finds and reports on pictures, videos, browser history & chat artifacts in minutes
  • ON SCENE PREVIEW OF DIGITAL EVIDENCE – Identify potential evidence and qualify computer(s) for seizure and quickly triage a large number of computers and reduce forensic backlogs.
  • EASY TO USE – Designed for non-forensic personnel, with no forensics training required
  • FORENSICALLY SOUND – Maintains forensic integrity of data



  • Insert the MAGNET IEF Frontline USB dongle into the subjects computer
  • Launch MAGNET IEF Frontline application


  • Select Seary Type and click “find evidence”
  • The search process will normally run for 5-15 minutyes (search time depends on the amount of data on the computer)


  • Recovered items are categorized by artifact type and displayed in easy to interpret tables
  • IEF Report viewer will display items in real time as they are recovered
  • The entire report, with all recovered items will be ready at the completion of the search
  • You can quickly preview data found from Internet history, pictures, videos and Instant Messaging or Chat applications


  • Refine results using keyword searches to identify text of interest and use skin tone detection to identify images for pornography related cases


  • Use bookmarks to flag items of interest
  • Create reports highlighting the key bookmarked findings (reports can be exported in html, pdf, xls format)
  • Save the the entire MAGNET IEF Frontline case or exported summary reports to the MAGNET IEF Frontline USB Dongle


  • Close the MAGNET IEF Frontline application
  • Remove the MAGNET IEF Frontline USB dongle


  • Determine if the computer should be seized for a full forensic examination

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