What is the Comms Server?
The communication or ‘Comms’ server is based on one of the newer feature of Maltego and CaseFile which allows users the ability to share graphs and have multiple analysts work on a graph at the same time.
- Users can interact over a built-in chat messenger as well as send links to selected portions of the graph.
- Shared graphs are kept private with your session key that is used to encrypt the communication traffic with 128/256-bit AES.
- Shared graph sessions are cross platform meaning that the four different clients can all join the same shared graph.
How does a Comms server work?
Shared graphs are synchronized using the XMPP (Jabber) protocol so the graph is never stored anywhere in the ‘cloud’, it is only stored on the machines of the users sharing a graph. Communication is encrypted with TLS and 128-bit AES using the session key generated for that shared graph. With some configuration 256-bit encryption can also be used.
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