Cellebrite (Nasdaq: CLBT ), a leader in digital intelligence (ID) solutions for the public and private sectors, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of the open source intelligence company Digital Clues AG (“Digital Clues”).
The acquisition strengthens Cellebrite’s market-leading digital intelligence platform and strengthens its position as an end-to-end technology partner capable of digitizing the entire investigative workflow. It is also expected to help increase the company’s presence in police intelligence and investigation units around the world.
Time is critical at the start of an investigation, and information should be collected as quickly as possible. Digital Clues’ open-source intelligence solutions drive law enforcement intelligence and investigation efforts when there are no targets and very few leads, helping clients collect and connect data from many dynamic sources such as surface web, deep web and dark web.
Israel- based Digital Clues has a team of more than 20 people, with a strong contingent of research and development experts and a leadership team with decades of experience in intelligence, big data and security for security agencies and companies public. Digital Clues technology is available as both a SaaS offering and on-premises software.
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Its solutions allow the collection of large amounts of data from multiple sources, using artificial intelligence to obtain valuable information about suspicious persons or entities, while enriching other digital evidence with valuable information from open sources.
Yossi Carmil , CEO of Cellebrite, said: “We are pleased to announce this acquisition, an important step in realizing our vision of building a leading end-to-end digital intelligence platform. Open source intelligence resources provide law enforcement agencies with crucial tools to capitalize on the important opening hours of an investigation. The Digital Clues team has built a strong reputation in this area, and we look forward to welcoming them to the Cellebrite family.”
Yossi Ofek , CEO and President of Digital Clues, has more than 20 years of experience in homeland security and will lead the commercial open source intelligence efforts at Cellebrite. He commented: “The demand for on-premises and cloud-based open source intelligence solutions is driven by the growing need for automated systems that help law enforcement agencies to gauge the tide of information presented on the internet. justice and are excited to combine the capabilities of Digital Clues with Cellebrite’s world-leading, comprehensive digital intelligence platform.”
The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021 and is subject to customary closing conditions.
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