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Best Digital Forensics Tools & Software for 2021

For everything from minor network infractions to devastating cyberattacks and data privacy troubles, digital forensics software can help clean up the mess and get to the root of what happened.

Since the inception of data forensics almost forty years ago, methods for investigating security events have given way to a market of vendors and tools offering digital forensics software (DFS).

While several open-source tools exist for disk and data capture, network analysis, and specific device forensics, a growing number of vendors are building off what’s publicly available. As cybercrime flourishes and evolves, organizations need a fleet of tools to defend and investigate incidents.

This article looks at the top digital forensic software tools of 2021 and what customers should consider when buying or acquiring a DSF tool.

Learn about open source tools in the forensics software market here.