FREDC Forensic Data Center
The FREDC Data Center is purpose-built to function as a high-performing departmental forensic server. With over 100 installations world-wide, FREDC is a proven, one-of-kind solution for departmental forensic acquisition, analysis, case management, evidence storage and data archival needs.
Not Your Traditional IT Data Center
FREDC Data Centers function as a digital forensic data server and complete forensic network infrastructure. The heart of each FREDC is a SERVER-RM module, powered by Intel Dual Xeon E5-2620 processors, with 8 cores per cpu. Upgrades of 10, 14, and 18 cores per cpu are available. 128 GB DDR4 memory is standard, upgradeable to 256 and 512 GB.
Each FREDC Server-RM comes standard with a ten drive internal RAID array for operating system, workstation images and other data storage needs. FREDC systems also include a sixteen drive RAID-RM module for digital evidence storage. As evidence storage needs grow, additional RAID-RM modules can be added. RAID6 fault tolerance is standard and other types of RAID striping are also supported. FREDC Data Centers achieve extremely fast data transfers with dual 10 Gb ethernet networks, standard with FREDC installations.
The FREDC SERVER-RM’s operating system is OpenSUSE Linux, optimized by Cyint Technologies for incredible performance and near-zero system administration. With a FREDC Data Center, you avoid the headaches, upgrades, and higher support cost that come with traditional Windows data server environments.
Direct to Network Imaging
The 10 GB Ethernet backbone supports direct-to-network forensic imaging at drive limited speeds. Direct-to-network imaging saves time and resources by eliminating the need to use interim storage devices. Each FREDC network module includes a 48-port Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) switch for connecting workstations, network printers, and other devices.
Standard on all FREDC’s is the FRED-RM (rackmount) forensic workstation. Each FRED-RM, itself a processing and forensic imaging powerhouse, ships with Windows 10 Pro 64-bit and OpenSUSE Linux operating systems. Exclusive to DI, the UltraBay 4d has advanced imaging features (single drive or multiple simultaneous drive imaging), read/write modes (for non-forensic drive wiping), and a touch-screen UI for device information access and management not available in other forensic systems.
Install Today. Run Cases Tomorrow.
FREDC’s are integrated and tested prior to shipment. The modular FREDC design and extensive pre-ship testing ensures minimal field issues during site installation. DI System Engineers install, test, and train at your site typically in three days or less. A FREDC Data Center investment pays casework dividends within days of its arrival.
Easier to Manage. Lower Cost to Own
To further reduce the cost of FREDC ownership, we’ve included a proprietary set of system and network administration utilities. Built by Cyint Technologies, these utilities reduce or eliminate the time and effort required to maintain a properly running high-performance forensic network. Network workstation installation, system backup, system restoration, drive mapping, single user sign-on, and even bare metal disaster recovery is made almost trivial.
How Many Petabytes Do You Need?
FREDC’s fault tolerant data storage capacity is huge. Each FREDC Data Center includes a minimum of 260 TB of fault tolerant storage (100 TB in the SERVER-RM module and 160 TB in the RAID-RM module). For more storage simply add additional RAID-RM modules in 160 TB increments. FREDC Data Centers can provide evidence and data storage capacity well in excess of 3 petabytes.
Share Software Licenses. Lower Software Costs
Use FREDC to manage your software investment. Forensic and eDiscovery software license dongles connected to the SERVER-RM USB 3.0 ports are managed as shared resources for departmental access and use. This feature, exclusive to Cyint Technologies FREDC Data Centers promotes efficient sharing of software licenses and may help lower software licensing costs.
Peace of Mind with Automated Alerts
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Cyint Technologies proprietary FREDC SMS gateway supports real-time, text-based event notifications. Problems like disk failures and temperature alerts trigger automatic notifications sent to a configurable list of recipients. This feature is available at no additional charge to our North American customers.
Power to Spare. Flexibility to Grow
Out of the box, the FREDC Data Centers provide the processing, evidence storage, and network data transfer speeds that high-performing forensic departments require. As caseload or processing needs change, storage and processing modules can be added to insure FREDC remains a vital tool in your digital crime fighting arsenal. Optional modules include RAID-RM storage, FREDC DB database server, FREDC VM virtual machine server, FREDC DUO distributed workers, AccessData LAB server, and the GPU PowerStation for password decryption.
Hardware Optimized for Leading Forensic Software
Recommending less is sometimes more. Optimizing system processor cores, RAM, and storage is something we take very seriously. We don’t want our customers to spend more than is necessary for great performance. We test all FRED configurations using industry leading software. This methodology produces systems optimized for excellent performance when conducting forensic examinations.
Technical Support You Can Count On
When you purchase from Cyint Technologies, you’re getting the best forensic products money can buy. But the value doesn’t stop there. You get lifetime technical support and access to a professional, dedicated support team. We measure our success not just by the number of systems we sell but also by the level of support we provide. Whether it’s a question about your FRED, UltraBlock, Imager or software – or a question about a forensic problem you face – we have your back. Call, email, or text. We are here for you.
The base FREDC system includes SERVER-RM, FRED-RM, RAID-RM SAN, Network, Display/Access, Automated Backup (LTO), and in-rack UPS modules.
Each FREDC includes Cyint Technologies proprietary Management utilities and may also be configured with a number of optional modules.
9 USB 3.0 ports
Database/Cache/Temp – 512 GB SSD SATA III
Case/DATA – 2TB 7200 RPM SATA III
Additional drive slots: One NVMe SSD and four SATA drives (hot-swap)
Many drive options available
1 x hot-swap USB 3.1 connected SATA, shock mounted, removeable
Optional IDE tray available
Touch screen UI support local, on-screen access to device information:
- Storage media details
- LUN selection
- Management of protected regions
- File system partitions (independent of OS)
1 port Intel 10 GbE network adapter (RJ45 copper)
4 USB 2.0 ports
11 USB 3.0 ports
3 USB 3.1 ports
2 USB 3.1 Type C ports
1 x Intel SATA express
1 x Intel M.2 x 4 PCIe Socket
1 x ASMedia SATA Express
2 x ASMedia eSATA 6 Gb/s ports
16 bay, 3U rackmount RAID enclosure (multilane SAS attached)
16 – 10 TB 7200 RPM HDDs in hot-swap removeable trays
Upgrades from 10 TB HDDs available
1 fully managed, line-rate 10G copper Base-T switch.
Supports up to 48 10G Base-T RJ45 and 4 SFP+ ports
15 data media cartridges (2.5TB / 6.25TB capacity)
The following modules are available as upgrades for FREDC.