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Sans investigative forensic toolkit workstation

The SANS SIFT Workstation is a VMware Appliance, built on top of Ubuntu, that is preconfigured with all the necessary tools to perform a forensic examination. It is compatible with Expert Witness Format, Advanced Forensic Format (aff) evidence formats.


SIFT Workstation is based on Ubuntu.

Software Includes:

  1. The Sleuth Kit
  2. ssdeep & md5deep
  3. Foremost/Scalpel
  4. Wireshark
  5. HexEditor
  6. Vinetto (thumbs.db examination)
  7. Pasco
  8. Rifiuti
  9. Volatility Framework
  10. DFLabs PTK (GUI Front-End for The Sleuth Kit
  11. Autopsy (GUI Front-End for The Sleuth Kit

The SIFT Workstation will allow evidence to be viewed from a Windows workstation. The /images directory and the evidence mount point, the /mnt/hack directory, can be viewed from the local Windows operating system.