E3: DS

Feature Highlights

Paraben’s DS has been a standard in mobile forensics since 2001 and continues to rank as a must-have tool. In SC Magazine annual review of tools, the independent reviewers stated

“For a simple, well thought-out and executed mobile device forensics tool this one is at the top of the heap. Its capabilities are narrow and very deep. It does one thing – mobile device forensics – and it does that extremely well. We make the Paraben DS our Best Buy.”

E3:DS is top-notch with a lot of options for any size lab. E3:DS is the comprehensive approach to mobile forensics in a single tool and can’t be beat. E3:DS is capable of logical and physical imaging, data carving, App data parsing, password bypass, and unique content analysis with malware detection, etc.


IoT Data is an emerging issue that is facing digital forensic examiners. Being able to find this data and analyze what you need is critical for such time sensitive information. Paraben’s E3 Platform supports the largest variety of this data from smartwatches, drones fitness bands, gaming systems, and Amazon Echo devices.

Variety of Devices

E3:DS supports a larger variety of device types than any other tool, with over 29,000+ device profiles supported and the list constantly growing. E3:DS is a foundation tool.

Custom Bootloader

With locked devices becoming more and more prevalent, Paraben responded by incorporating a new custom bootloader for Samsung devices as one of the new functions of E3:DS.

Comprehensive Smartphone OS Support

E3:DS supports ALL smartphone operating systems. Paraben does our own research that leads to stronger OS support and a deeper understanding of how each OS works when it comes to data recovery. We also have full JTAG capabilities built into the tool for pesky devices that don’t fall in the typical spectrum of processing.

App Data Parsing

App data changes constantly and understanding what is trending and changing can be crucial to your tool having the stamina to get what you need. E3:DS provides active parsing for some of the most popular Apps and for the others, we show you all the data and provide a built-in SQLite viewer to review the data.

Cloud Access

Mobiles are moving data dynamically to the cloud and knowing your go-to tool can capture that data is crucial. E3:DS has built-in cloud capture functionality to download data directly from your suspect’s accounts.

E3:DS Aurora Edition is the first edition of DS under the new E3 interface. We are excited to offer you all of your functionality for digital evidence in a single tool. E3:DS Aurora has some new functionality that has been added to enhance your investigation experience. Please review our release notes for the latest information about this release.

You may change your registration method at any time by contacting your Paraben support team. We want to offer you and your organization choices on how you use Paraben. If you want to review the options available with the E3 Platform the following will provide you those details. E3 Platform Comparison Chart & Licensing Options. Additional informational videos on licensing and migration can be found on our migration page.

If you would like to do a TRIAL of E3 please select TRIAL and we will get you started with a 15-Day trial of the fully functional tool.

Please note, the following computer system requirements are necessary for running application:

  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or newer 32-bit and 64-bit operating system
  • RAM: 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
  • .Net Framework version 4.6.1 or later


E3: DS Recent Highlights

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Support for Twitter Cloud Data
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Automated Evidence Archive Functionality
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Support for Encrypted iOS backup files 10.3.x
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New Exploits for Password Bypass Options for Smartphones
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Fitbit data parsing for fitness band information synchronized to smartphone