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Client Requirements

Modified on: Tue, 18 Aug, 2020 at 5:01 PM

Operating System

Maltego works on Windows 7, 8 and 10, Linux (various distributions) as well as OS X. As Maltego is Java based it should work on most operating systems.

Software Requirements

You will need a 64-bit version of Java 8 or 11 run-time installed on your machine in order to use Maltego.

The Java 8 and 11 JRE's are is available for most popular operating systems, and we would recommend the Oracle JRE over OpenJDK.

Hardware Requirements


  • 4GB RAM, 
  • Intel i3
  • 10Mbps Internet access speed 
  • 720p display


  • 16GB RAM
  • Intel i7
  • 20Mbps or more Internet access speed
  • 1080p display

When working with large graphs, it's best to have as much memory and CPU as possible. Adding new results to a large graph, as well as calculating new graph layouts require a lot of computing power.

A faster internet connection allows Transforms to run on large graphs in less time.

Network Requirements

To check updates, load the Maltego splash page as well as the icons for Transform hub items, Maltego will need to connect to "http[s]://*" on port 80 and 443.

In order to use Maltego at its full capabilities, your client will need to be able to access the following servers on ports 80 and 443:

In order to use third party Transforms installed from the Transform Hub, you need to allow Maltego to connect to the Transform Distribution Server (TDS) hosted on port 80 and 443. 

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