Combine the flexibility of open source software and the reliability of commercial software with Basis Technology’s commercial support for open source tools, including The Sleuth Kit and AFF. Our support subscription service includes feature development and technical support services.
If your digital forensics and media exploitation needs are not currently met by your existing tool suite, we can develop new capabilities to meet your needs. New features might include support for new file systems, new media types, new file types, and access to file system metadata.
The end result can be either integrated into the publicly available version of The Sleuth Kit or made available only to the subscriber as a plug-in. This plug-in approach allows users to take advantage of future features and fixes that are applied to The Sleuth Kit.
Like many open source projects, The Sleuth Kit has an online user community to help with basic problems, and email lists for users and developers. In many cases, basic questions can be answered by one of the other list members.
In some cases though, advanced questions and problems require information from one of the tool developers. Basis Technology’s support subscription for The Sleuth Kit provides access to the developers with a guaranteed response time. Issues that are found by subscribers receive a heightened priority to ensure that they are quickly resolved. Subscribers are also be able to escalate the priority of feature requests.
For more information about our commercial support services, download the Basis Technology Commercial Support for Digital Forensics Tools.
The Sleuth Kit is the leading open source tool set for digital forensics and media exploitation, and supports a wide variety of file systems and analysis techniques. It has had thousands of downloads and been integrated into commercial and government systems. Basis Technology’s Director of Digital Forensics, Brian Carrier Ph.D., is the creator and primary maintainer of these tools.
Distributed as a C library along with a collection of command line tools, The Sleuth Kit allows the user to analyze the contents of a hard drive and recover deleted content. The command line tools can be used alone or the library can be integrated into a graphical system, several of which exist.
The Sleuth Kit runs on Windows, OS X, Linux, and many other Unix-like platforms. The Sleuth Kit supports common file systems, such as NTFS, FAT, HFS+, ISO9660, and Ext3. It also supports common volume systems, such as DOS partitions, Mac partitions, and GUID partitions.
Find details about The Sleuth Kit at www.sleuthkit.org.
The Advanced Forensic Format (AFF) is an extensible, open format for storing digital media images and related forensic metadata. AFF’s data structures and its open source implementation are publicly available and not encumbered by patent restrictions or costly licensing terms. Using AFF, the user or application developer is freed from proprietary formats with restrictions on use. AFF enables investigators to quickly and efficiently create permanent images of captured or archived digital media, and use their preferred tools to solve crimes, collect intelligence, and resolve security incidents. Find out more about AFF at www.afflib.org.