SMARTLinux has been customized and designed for Data Forensics, Electronic Discovery and Incident Response. Every aspect of SMARTLinux has been optimized and configured for producing a clean, non-invasive, forensically sound operating system environment.


SMARTLinux Features

SMARTLinux safely boots modern UEFI and Legacy BIOS systems including Macintosh and PC servers, desktops, laptops, tablets and virtual machines and is the only distribution that includes the entire suite of ASR Data tools. Users and stakeholders of any skill level can intuitively preview, assess, acquire, authenticate and analyze storage devices, identify and recover deleted files, search filesystems, full text index document collections, search raw data, aggregate and inspect numerous types of metadata, search and carve data from unallocated space, document findings, share results and enable secure remote acquisition and collaboration and much more.

Why Use SMARTLinux?

  • SMARTLinux is able to withstand the most rigorous technical and legal challenges and allows you to spend more time working your cases and less time maintaining your “workhorse” system(s).
  • SMARTLinux is scalable and requires minimal system resources, allowing you to leverage your existing infrastructure and deploy a standards based solution in the lab and in the field.
  • SMARTLinux allows you to interact with your cases securely from virtually any internet connected device, anywhere in the world and allows you to deploy a real or virtual, fully configured forensic environment in a few minutes.
  • SMARTLinux is extensible and customizable, allowing you to install and configure additional tools.

Who uses SMARTLinux?

SMARTLinux is used by numerous law enforcement and government agencies, the United States Military and Intelligence communities, Forensic Examiners and Private Investigators, E-Discovery, Litigation Support, Compliance Assurance, Information Assurance, Incident Response, Information Security and numerous other disciplines and applications.

SMARTLinux is currently is available in two “flavors”. Both distributions are based on Ubuntu linux and both offer the same baseline software configuration, hardware support and capabilities.

SMARTLinux – Xenial

Provides a fast, stable lightweight environment ideally suited for use in the field to acquire, authenticate and preview servers, desktops, laptops, tablets and other devices.

SMARTLinux – Focal

Provides a powerful, extensible environment ideally suited for use in the lab on dedicated forensic workstations, cloud deployments and virtual machines.


All software sales are currently limited to the United States
Law Enforcement, Intelligence and Military communities.