Digital forensic tools

ADF Solutions Triage-Examiner

ADF Solutions Triage-Examiner

Strengths: Can use with multiple computers simultaneously, great customer support, clear reports. Weaknesses: Initial setup and documentation causes confusion.
Cellebrite UFED Ultimate

Cellebrite UFED Ultimate

Strengths: Easy to use, portable, intuitive and comprehensive device profile library. Weaknesses: No knowledge base, limited phone-support hours.
Cyber Security Technologies Mac Marshal Field Edition

Cyber Security Technologies Mac Marshal Field Edition

Strengths: Convenient, fast and reliable field tool with solid Mac forensics. Weaknesses: No support section on the website.
NIKSUN NetDetector Alpine

NIKSUN NetDetector Alpine

Strengths: Interface is easy to work with. Weaknesses: Nothing that is immediately apparent.
Paraben Device Seizure v4.6

Paraben Device Seizure v4.6

Strengths: Flexible platform for mobile device data acquisition. Weaknesses: Supports many devices, but device model determines what is or is not captured.
RSA NetWitness

RSA NetWitness

Strengths: Generates a lot of information and offers a relatively simple interface and good technical support. Weaknesses: Time-consuming configuration and long wait time for technical support.
Technology Pathways ProDiscover Incident Response v7.1.0.5

Technology Pathways ProDiscover Incident Response v7.1.0.5

Strengths: Can use with multiple computers simultaneously, great customer support, clear reports. Weaknesses: Initial setup and documentation caused confusion.
WetStone Technologies US-LATT

WetStone Technologies US-LATT

Strengths: Portable, easy to use, and powerful. Weaknesses: No serious ones that we found.
AccessData Group Forensic Toolkit (FTK) v4

AccessData Group Forensic Toolkit (FTK) v4

Strengths: Portable, easy to use, and powerful. Weaknesses: No serious ones that we found.

The SC Magazine Labs Team tested some popular digital forensic tools currently on the market, and provided some insight on the pros and cons of each.

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