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Maltego FAQ

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Maltego – both about the tool as well as recent product developments. If you don’t find the answer to your question, please do not hesitate to email us at

Recent Developments 🔗︎

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Recent Developments 🔗︎

FAQ1: What are the Pro, Enterprise and Enterprise On-premise plans? 🔗︎

Maltego Pro Plan is our self-service plan that can be directly purchased in our webshop. Maltego Enterprise plans are sold via our direct sales team and our reselling partners.
All plans include licenses to the Maltego Desktop Client, collaboration functionalities and Standard Transforms. These plans also offer exclusive access to Pro and Enterprise data integrations, a range of support services and access to on-demand courses and live training formats.

The Enterprise On-premise plan also offers the ability to integrate own data on-premise.

For more information, read about our offering for professional and enterprise users.

FAQ2: I am an existing Maltego Classic or Maltego XL user. How am I impacted by the product changes? 🔗︎

As an existing Maltego Classic or XL user, you can continue to use your license without interruption until the end of a subscription. The new plans simplify and upgrade our offering by moving away from multiple editions to just one commercial edition of our Maltego Desktop Client, which ships with Maltego XL functionalities. Maltego will reach out to you before renewal to guide you and facilitate a seamless transition and ensure uninterrupted use of Maltego. If you would like to switch to one of our plans before the end of your subscription, please reach out to us using our price inquiry form. We remain committed to finding the right solution for your needs and will work together with you to address any concerns or questions you have about the new plans.

FAQ3: Can I renew my Maltego Classic or Maltego XL subscriptions? 🔗︎

Upon renewal, you can switch to our Pro or Enterprise plans to continue using the Maltego Desktop Client commercially. Maltego will reach out to you before renewal to assist you and facilitate a seamless transition to our new plans. The new plans come with the Maltego One Desktop Client edition, which has Maltego XL functionalities. We will work together with you to address any concerns or questions you have about the new plans.

FAQ4: Will Maltego Community Edition (CE) be continued? 🔗︎

Yes, you can continue to use the Maltego CE for free, for non-commercial purposes.

FAQ5: What happens to CaseFile? 🔗︎

CaseFile will continue to be available for free to visualize connections in offline data. Please bear in mind that CaseFile does not support the use of Transforms.


General 🔗︎

FAQ1: What is Maltego? 🔗︎

Maltego is a comprehensive tool for graphical link analyses that offers real-time data mining and information gathering, as well as the representation of this information on a node-based graph, making patterns and multiple order connections between said information easily identifiable. With Maltego, you can easily mine data from dispersed sources, automatically merge matching information in one graph, and visually map it to explore your data landscape. Maltego offers the ability to easily connect data and functionalities from diverse sources using Transforms. Via the Transform Hub, you can connect data from over 30 data partners, a variety of public sources (OSINT) as well as your own data. The different editions of the Maltego Desktop Client, data integrations, deployment and infrastructure options, support services and learning and training formats enable you to tailor Maltego to your specific needs in terms of capabilities, data access, and other requirements.

The best part is that you can get started for free! Simply register here for Maltego Community Edition!

FAQ2: Who uses Maltego? 🔗︎

Maltego empowers investigators worldwide to speed up and increase the precision of their investigations through easy data integration in a single interface, aided by powerful visualization and collaborative capabilities to quickly zero in on relevant information.

Maltego is a proven tool that has been downloaded by almost one million commercial and community users worldwide since its first launch in 2008. Due to its wide range of possible use cases ranging from threat intelligence to fraud investigations, Maltego is used by a broad audience, from security professionals and pentesters, to forensic investigators, investigative journalists, and market researchers. Furthermore, we work together with academic partners who use Maltego to train the next generation of investigators.

FAQ3: What is the relationship between Maltego and Paterva? 🔗︎

Paterva is the company of Maltego’s inventors and developers based in South Africa. To handle the high growth and the needs of increasingly professional customer segments, Paterva has entrusted Maltego Technologies GmbH with managing all customer-facing operations and developing new solutions. If you are interested in reading more about Paterva’s story, we recommend reading their blog.

FAQ4: Who is Maltego Technologies? 🔗︎

Maltego Technologies GmbH is a company based in Munich, Germany, that manages all customer-facing operations of the Maltego software and invests in the development of new products to better meet the evolving needs of all Maltego users.

FAQ5: What are Transforms? 🔗︎

Transforms are pieces of code that take a bit of information (in the form of an Entity) as input, and then return related information in the form of more Entities as an output. A Transform runs on a Transform server which is hosted by either Maltego (for Maltego Standard Transforms) or by one of our Data Partners. Transforms are the mechanism that enable exploratory link analysis from within the Maltego Desktop Client application.

Transforms can also be written by Maltego users, providing the flexibility to connect to their own data. Read more about writing your own Transforms here.

FAQ 6: Are you hiring? 🔗︎

Yes, we are looking for new team members to join our headquarters in the heart of Munich, Germany. At the same time, we are also open for applications to work remotely. Check out our open positions here.

FAQ 7: How can I stay informed about Maltego updates? 🔗︎

We will release new content on a regular basis, from product updates and hands-on tutorials to inspiring case studies. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn or subscribe to our blog to stay up-to-date.

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