San Jose, CA – February 18, 2019 – BlackBag’s premier computer forensics tool, Inspector, will now filter images for threat categories through a partnership with the most trusted provider of offensive pictures and video recognition software on the market: Image Analyzer.

With hundreds of thousands of images on digital devices, examiners have the daunting task of sifting through this slew of pictures quickly and efficiently. Techniques based on file size, date created, and hash sets are a good start, but are insufficient for the sheer volume of data examiners must sort through. BlackBag believes it is more useful for investigators to focus their review to files with specific types of images first, before resorting to manually reviewing every individual image. By partnering with the most trusted provider of offensive pictures and video recognition software on the market, Image Analyzer, this will now be a reality for all Inspector users.

Through its world-renowned training courses, BlackBag also shows examiners how these models are trained, how to use them appropriately, and why it is essential to understand their power and limitations when reducing an investigator’s workload.

“Image Analyzer has long regarded BlackBag Technologies as one of the leading innovators in the digital forensics sector. To combine Image Analyzer’s market-leading image and video analysis technology with the BlackBag suite of forensic products is a logical and perfect technology partnership fit,” commented Nick Drew, Business Development Director at Image Analyzer.

Drew continued, “As a technology development company, Image Analyzer is focused on providing BlackBag Technologies a range of detection categories and functionality which will be added to throughout the partnership. This will ensure BlackBag’s customers always benefit from the latest developments in visual content forensic analysis. We are excited to be working with the BlackBag team.”

Derrick Donnelly, co-founder and Chief Scientist at BlackBag, explains, “when BlackBag was looking to add image categorization to our product, we didn’t want to reinvent something that Image Analyzer has already perfected. It was a natural choice to partner with the team at Image Analyzer to make this a reality in our upcoming release of Inspector 2019 R1.”

“We believe using techniques like image categorization are essential for users to save time and quickly filter for the different threat categories and speed up their investigations. If you have thousands of images in a case, reliable image categorization can get you evidentiary results faster so you can confidently move on to your next case,” Donnelly explained.

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About BlackBag Technologies, a cellebrite company:

Cellebrite is the global leader of Digital Intelligence solutions for law enforcement, government and enterprise organizations. Cellebrite delivers an extensive suite of innovative software solutions, analytic tools, and training designed to accelerate digital investigations and address the growing complexity of handling crime and security challenges in the digital era. Trusted by thousands of leading agencies and companies in more than 150 countries, Cellebrite is helping fulfill the joint mission of creating a safer world. To learn more visit us at or follow us on Twitter @Cellebrite_UFED

About Image Analyzer:

Image Analyzer was established in 2005 and is the market leading provider of AI and Neural Network powered image & video analysis technology. The company, located in the UK, is focused on detecting visual threats, not everyday objects, it provides the most accurate solution available for finding and identifying visual threats within vast quantities of data. Image Analyzer uses advanced artificial intelligence and neural networks that deliver unparalleled accuracy with near zero false positives, all in a matter of milliseconds. The IAViS technology identifies ‘toxic’ visual content within specific threat categories, such as pornography, extremism, graphic violence, weapons, drugs, CSAM etc. Additionally, the company provides a bespoke category production service enabling their clients to identify specific threats. To learn more, visit