Monday, February 9, 2009

Widley used open source incident response and forensic tool goes comercial

One of the live CD incident response and forensic tools which is widely used in the Information Security Industry and one that I have been using for quite some time has gone commercial. Helix from e-fence has been an open source platform since it inception, however, they have announced a new model where by users subscribe to their forum for $14.95 /month for their base model.

A little digging has uncovered a site that is still distributing Helix2008 R1 get it while you can there most certainly will be no more public releases of this platform. The Forensics and Incident response communities do have other viable options but, none to date have been maintained as well or as robust in their tool sets for tasks related to forensics and incident response.

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