What is Maltego?
Maltego is an interactive data mining tool that renders directed graphs for link analysis. The tool is used in online investigations for finding relationships between pieces of information from various sources located on the Internet.
Maltego uses the idea of transforms to automate the process of querying different data sources. This information is then displayed on a node based graph suited for performing link analysis.
Currently there are four versions of the Maltego client namely:
- Maltego CE - free, non commercial use.
- Maltego Classic - paid, commercial use.
- Maltego XL - paid, commercial use.
- Maltego CaseFile - free, commercial, no transform.
All three Maltego clients come with access to a library of standard transforms for the discovery of data from a wide range of public sources that are commonly used in online investigations and digital forensics.
Because Maltego can seamlessly integrate with nearly any data source many data vendors have chosen to use Maltego as a delivery platform for their data. This also means Maltego can be adapted to your own, unique requirements.