MANDIANT Unveils Web Historian 2.0

Web Historian 2.0 includes custom filters, a website analyzer, and website profiler

June 19, 2010

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MIAMI, 22nd Annual FIRST Conference, June 16, 2010 - MANDIANT, the leader in incident response and computer forensics solutions and services, today unveiled version 2.0 of Web Historian, the popular web extraction freeware tool for the Incident Response community. Web Historian helps users review a list of websites (URLs) stored in history files of the most commonly used Internet browsers. The announcement was made at the 22nd Annual Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) Conference at the Intercontinental Miami Hotel. The second generation of Web Historian is a complete re-write and overhaul of previous Web Historian versions, boasting 17 new features, including: custom filtering of one or more data sets, and two new tools, Website Analyzer and Website Profiler. Web Historian 2.0 supports a variety of leading browsers, including: Firefox 2/3+, Chrome 3+, and Internet Explorer v. 5-8. "MANDIANT is proud to continue its long-standing commitment to developing free software for the Incident Response community," said MANDIANT Director of Research and Development Jamie Butler. "Web Historian 2.0, led and developed by Senior Software Engineer Aaron LeMasters, empowers incident responders to investigate, sort, analyze and manage historical data extraction faster and more effectively than ever before." Web Historian 2.0 feature upgrades include:

Custom Filters to narrow the scope of the investigation like never before. In addition to letting users create their own filters, Web Historian ships with pre-defined filters for quick navigation through large web history data sets. Website Analyzer enables users to visualize web history data (rather than scrolling through pages of records) and generate useful bar graphs, pie charts and timeline plots that can be used in an external report. Website Profiler to generate quick report card-style summaries of any domain in web history data, showing all artifacts created on the system.

For a comprehensive summary of Web Historian 2.0 features please visit M-Unition, the MANDIANT company blog.


MANDIANT is the information security industry's leading provider of incident response and computer forensics solutions and services. MANDIANT provides products, professional services and education to Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, government agencies, domestic and foreign police departments and several leading U.S. law firms. MANDIANT security consultants are acknowledged experts in incident response, computer forensics, network security and application security. MANDIANT is VISA approved Qualified Incident Response Assessor. In addition to authoring eight books and numerous articles about computer forensics, incident response and rootkits, MANDIANT consultants have been featured on news programs including CBS's 60 Minutes, CNN, and NBC News. MANDIANT operates offices in the Washington, DC area, New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. To learn more about MANDIANT, visit, read M-unition, the company blog:, or follow on Twitter @mandiant.

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