Computer Forensics Tool Catalog

Computer Forensics Tool Catalog

The primary goal of the Tool Catalog is to provide an easily searchable catalog of forensic tools. This enables practitioners to find tools that meet their specific technical needs. The Catalog provides the ability to search by technical parameters based on specific digital forensics functions, such as disk imaging or deleted file recovery. Note: tool information is provided by the vendor. Any mention of commercial or non-commercial products is for information only and does not imply that a product has been tested.

A secondary goal of the Tool Catalog is to provide a picture of the digital 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 search feature to find tools.
  2. A page for vendors to input information about their tools.
  3. A description of the functions and technical parameters. This is the Tool Taxonomy.

The Catalog is growing. We will be adding new functions as suggested by the community. Comments are welcome. Please email toolcatalog@nist.gov.

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 Computer Forensics Tool Testing Program.