OREM, Utah - SurfRecon Inc., which develops tools to help law-enforcement agencies apprehend and prosecute criminal sex offenders, will begin public beta testing of SurfRecon LE on Jan. 3.

 

The program allows law-enforcement agents and others to quickly analyze, detect, review and report pornographic content, including child pornography, on any suspected computer. The company said information-technology departments can use the program to keep pornography out of their environments.

 

"We are very excited to finally offer the software to the law-enforcement community," said Matthew Yarro, vice president of marketing for SurfRecon. "We think it is an invaluable tool."

 

The program can be used on almost any Windows, Linux or Apple computer, Yarro said.

 

SurfRecon LE is made up of a software application and a back-end database of image hashes. The software program is a cross-platform, Java-based program that runs on most computers. The database is the International Forensic Image Database, which indexes millions of known "safe," "sexual," "pornography" and "child pornography" images that can be referenced every time SurfRecon LE performs a scan.

 

While performing a scan, the program discovers images and matches the hashes for those images to previously categorized image hashes in the database. The images found are categorized as "safe," "sexual" or "child pornography."

 

Visit the SurfRecon website to see a demonstration.

 

Visit SurfRecon.com/Beta.php to register for the beta testing of SurfRecon LE.