The Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Kenya on Tuesday received security help from a US-based company, after being voted as the second-best forensic unit in a competition run by Sumuri, an American software company that deals with high-end forensic software.
Making the announcement, DCI stated that the help of Talino Forensics Workstation would go a long way in helping them solve a number of crimes.
“DCI Kenya Director George Kinoti has this afternoon received the Talino Forensics Workstation donated by Sumuri, a U.S based IT corporation that specializes in providing digital forensic solutions. The crime analysis gadget will be a game-changer in the manner we investigate and analyze crimes” DCI said in a statement.
Interesting details have now emerged on the features of the machine, amazing many Kenyans.
According to Sumuri company, the Talino Forensics Workstation machine costs $10,995.00, which is equivalent to Ksh. 1.1 million. The machine will help DCI investigate crimes including financial and economic crimes, terrorism, online exploitation of children, trafficking, malware analysis, and reverse engineering among others.
The machine has a Random Access Memory (RAM) of 64GB, with the ability to be increased to 128GB. Talino Forensics Workstation machine also has a Quad M.2 Carrier which can be added up to 8TB of M.2 Storage to the System, with the card having a very fast speeds of 3500 MB/s Read and 2100 MB/s Write.
The TALINO Forensic Workstations also comes with the Tableau T-3iu Forensic Bridge which will write-block all 2.5″ and 3.5″ hard disk drives and SSDs.
Receiving the award, DCI thanked Kenyans for their support by ‘overwhelmingly voting for them in the competition which saw them beat off a number of competitors, and also the US government through the Sumuri company.
“Once again we thank Kenyans for overwhelmingly voting for DCI Kenya to receive this workstation and the U.S government through Samurai Forensics for the gift. We are grateful for the gift and pledge to utilize it fully in the fight against crime” they said.