Computer Forensics Tool Catalog

Computer Forensics Tool Catalog

The primary goal of the Tool Catalog is to provide an easily searchable catalog of forensics tools. This will enable practitioners to find tools that meet their specific technical needs. The catalog provides the ability to search by technical parameters based on specific computer forensics functions, such as disk imaging or deleted file recovery. Note: Tool information is provided by the vendor.

A secondary goal of the Tool Catalog is to provide a picture of the computer forensics tool landscape, showing where there are gaps, i.e., functions for which there are no tools.

The website is divided into 3 major sections:

  1. A description of the functions and technical parameters. This is the Tool Taxonomy.
  2. A search feature to find tools.
  3. A page for vendors to input information about their tools.

The Catalog is growing. We will be adding new functions based on the work of the Computer Forensics Tool Testing (CFTT) project. Vendors will be adding tools. If you would like to be notified when the catalog is updated, [do this].

The Catalog is a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate, Cyber Security Division and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Comments are welcome. Please email