Maltego is a straightforward and reliable software solution geared towards users who need to gather various information and get a better overview to the environment that an organization operates.
It helps you to easily map information regarding networks, organizations, ideas, people etc. Apart from that, it allows you to identify key relationships between various data and identify common infrastructure between them.
Since it uses a client / server architecture, Maltego helps you to collect data and determine the relationships and real world links between organizations, websites, companies, phrases, affiliations and groups of people.
The Investigate tab enables you to add new graphs, choose the machine you want to run such as Company Stalker, Twitter Digger or Footprint, and add new entities. The Palette section will also become available in the left pane of the application from where you can add a new category, sort all the items by name and a new entity.
By accessing the Manage tab you are able to import or export entities, view custom link labels, add a new transform by specifying details such as name, description, ID and author, as well as display additional labels.
In case you want to add a new machine, you can navigate to the proper tab and choose the button from the main toolbar. The ‘Manage Machines’ section allows you to view all the available machines and disable the ones you don’t want to use anymore.
Additionally, Maltego helps you to send the current graph to a printer or export your project as an image, be it GIF, PNG, BMP or JPEG.
To conclude, Maltego proves to be a steady and effective solution when it comes to mapping information regarding networks and organizations.