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Vector and Scalar Products Ltd (VSPL)

Digital Forensic Investigation

Accelerating digital forensic investigation

Do you want to ingest, process and review terabytes of digital evidence faster than ever before?

Our solutions address key challenges faced within the digital forensic community today such as acquiring and securing evidential data in an affordable manner, and then processing this data efficiently before preserving it to satisfy statutory requirements. We provide high level consultancy, technical leadership and detailed technical architecture on data storage infrastructure projects large and small, assisting organisations undertaking digital forensic investigation by enabling them to ingest, process and archive data faster and more securely than ever before.

5,000+ projects completed, including 1,000+ contracts with Central Government

Storage solutions scale from terabytes to multiple petabytes without any downtime

Over 50% of UK police forces use custom data storage solutions from us

IT solutions for digital forensic investigation

Territorial police forces and national law enforcement

Over 50% of UK police forces use custom data storage solutions from us to accelerate their digital forensic investigation.

We work closely with computer crime units, collaborative units and government agencies undertaking digital forensic investigation, enabling them to ingest, process and archive data faster and more securely than ever before. We help them to acquire and secure evidential data in an affordable manner, and to process this data more efficiently before preserving it to satisfy statutory requirements.

Due to our in depth knowledge of high capacity storage projects, and with more than 15 years' experience designing data storage solutions to accelerate digital forensic investigation, we are perfectly positioned to make recommendations on the most appropriate technology to accelerate workflows. We supply a range of high performance forensic workstations, systems for processing data, scalable storage appliances, archiving systems, and high-bandwidth networking.


Solution design

We've integrated solutions including:

Local processing, investigation, analysis and review

Extremely high performance workstations designed and custom built to process evidence extremely quickly. These included the latest 'Z' series desktop workstations from HP, as well as in-house custom designed and built hyper performance workstations using the latest Intel processors, and configured with the exact capacity and performance required.

Central processing, remote investigation, analysis and review

Process multiple terabytes of data per day using dedicated, highly specified shared server(s) and storage areas, which offer more performance and capacity than local processing. Evidence files can be written to the shared storage by any examiner, processed by the server and then made available for review to remote examiners on the network. Performance and capacity can be configured and scaled to exact requirements, ensuring that resources reach extremely high levels of utilisation providing the best return on your investment (ROI).

Central storage area for safeguarding evidence and case folders

Reliable and affordable high capacity central storage area for uploading evidence files to after acquisition. We configure solutions using the most suitable network and storage architecture for your environment or budget. Our storage solutions have enabled multiple examiners to access shared storage areas ranging from 10TB through to multiple petabytes of capacity. You can use any network transport protocol you require, including Gigabit/10Gibabit Ethernet networks, iSCSI, or even high bandwidth 16Gb Fibre Channel to each workstation. We select the most suitable storage vendor hardware dependent upon your unique requirements.

Archiving completed cases

We have helped our customers to free up production storage by migrating their rarely accessed and completed cases, along with associated evidence to a more affordable storage tier. High capacity JetStor disk storage arrays provide an attractive price point for the capacity provided, and can be refreshed after a period of time, migrating archived case data to a new system benefiting from great storage density.

For storing larger capacities, an alternative approach is integrating an active (on-line) disk archive into your environment featuring the latest object storage software. Object storage enables petabyte scale archiving, offering unmatched durability with instant search and recovery of data. Data could be automatically distributed geographically between connected sites however if you can't transmit data over wire then you could still rely upon tape to move data off-site.

The latest tape libraries feature LTO7 media and can be scaled from a few terabytes to multiple petabytes. Performance is greatly improved with LTO7, an ideal solution for long term retention and physically transporting data off-site.

Application support

We've integrated solutions to support the following applications:

Guidance Software
EnCase Forensic
EnCase e-Discovery
Forensic Toolkit (FTK)
AD eDiscovery
AD Lab
Magnet Forensics
Magnet IEF
Nuix Investigator


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More than 15 years' experience gained designing data storage solutions to accelerate digital forensic investigation

Customers include central government, law enforcement, defence, research, scientific and commercial organisations

Enhancing workflows

We tailor flexible solutions to support or improve your existing workflow.

Some organisations process evidence centrally using high performance servers or distribute processing over many servers. Other departments run smaller jobs locally or aggregate performance across several workstations.

Workflows are typically influenced by in-house technical knowledge, number of examiners, the geographical area of responsibility and budget. We design scalable, flexible and efficient solutions to support the different ways you store and process data, before making it available for local or remote analysis.

Improving user experience

Adding value by taking a collaborative, solution led approach to infrastructure design.

It doesn't matter which platform or application you wish to use, we will specify and configure the underlying hardware to eliminate potential bottlenecks and to accelerate the retrieval of electronic information.

We will collaborate with your software application vendors to determine performance requirements before specifying the most suitable infrastructure to accelerate your workflow. Our objective is to provide your investigators and reviewers with an improved user experience, and to ensure that your organisation is getting the best return on its investment.

Feedback from some of the projects we have delivered

Shared storage area for Met Police

Network storage for digital forensic investigation

Helping the police to protect and process evidence affordably.

Simply, we were looking to acquire as much storage, at the best price possible, and got the best deal with JetStor out of all the manufacturers we approached. VSPL also had a good understanding of our requirements and sold us the best, not the most expensive, equipment to meet our needs. We have also enjoyed excellent after sales service.

John Jack - Computer Systems Laboratory Manager, SCD4, Metropolitan Police


Netgear newtworking partner in Marlow, Bucks, UK

We provide the Netgear range of business class switches and security devices to our customers requiring affordable next generation networking products. Suitable for department and enterprise networks, Netgear provide reliable cost-effective 10 Gigabit copper switches for high speed networking requirements.


Voom Tech reseller partner in Marlow, Bucks, UK

We have partnered with Voom Technologies to supply products which improve the efficiency of law enforcement and forensic practitioners by speeding up the collection, analysis and presentation of digital data. VSPL is an authorised reseller for Voom Technologies in the UK & Ireland.


Dell reseller in Marlow, Bucks, UK

We partner with Dell to provide their industry leading server and storage hardware which we deploy extensively within our public sector clients. These include local government, central government, law enforcement, defence, education and healthcare. We provide the full suite of Dell products and services.


HGST drive partner in Marlow, Bucks, UK

We integrate storage systems with HGSTs high capacity helium filled disk drives to provide the bulk storage capacity for large-scale storage projects. HGST manufactures SSDs, HDDs, JBODs and a petabyte scale active archive, based on object storage technology, for long term retention of data.


Quantum partner in Marlow, Bucks, UK

We provide best in class Quantum Scalar intelligent scalable tape libraries which enable our customers to safeguard their data in an affordable, reliable and easy to manage system. We also provide StorNext scale out shared storage appliances, ideal for collaborating on large data sets.


Cisco datacentre partner in Marlow, Bucks, UK

Cisco continuously improve the way people and businesses connect. VSPL is a Cisco select solution partner and provide datacentre solutions built upon the entire Cisco portfolio spanning the key areas of networking, security and unified computing. VSPL is committed to further establishing its relationship with Cisco.


JetStor reseller in Marlow, Bucks, UK

JetStor (by AC&NC) is a comprehensive portfolio of affordable, mid-range RAID arrays for DAS, NAS, unifiediSCSI IP and FC SAN storage appliances, including the highest density energy efficient SAN arrays and JBODs. Certified with VMware, Citrix and Microsoft, we have supplied JetStor storage systems for over 15 years.


Infinidat partner in Marlow, Bucks, UK

VSPL is a UK based Infinidat reseller. We have partnered with Infinidat to address the demand from our customers for a petabyte scale enterprise grade storage system to support their mission critical applications and file data requirements.


HPE reseller in Marlow, Bucks, UK

We provide solutions built on HPEs range of servers, storage and networking products. We also support the entire back catalogue of legacy products including Digital, Compaq and HP branded equipment. We have supplied HP infrastructure solutions to our customers since their acquisition of Compaq in 2001.


HP business partner in Marlow, Bucks, UK

We are an HP Business Partner, providing their extreme performance Intel based workstations. We also supply and support the complete range of enterprise systems including servers, storage and networking products. We have been an HP partner since their acquisition of Compaq in 2001.


Seagate drive partner in Marlow, Bucks, UK

We have integrated storage solutions featuring reliable Seagate drives for over 15 years. We provide the latest Seagate 3.5" NL-SAS HDDs for bulk storage, and 2.5" 10k enterprise performance drives for applications requiring faster transaction processing. We provide the full range of Seagate's products and services.


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