About Our Company

Who We Are. What We Do

We are a proudly Canadian owned company founded in 2001, specializing in forensics software development & training, digital investigations and advisory services. Over 25 years of law enforcement and private industry experience. Recognized and awarded by SC Magazine. Supporting forensic practitioners and cyber security professionals worldwide.

Our Vision

We've walked in your shoes. We've used the tools that you're using today. We know the challenges you're facing.

Since we come from law enforcement, we know precisely what challenges you are facing. We know what it's like to search computers and hard drives with one tool, mobile devices with another tool, and cloud mail with another. We love X-Ways Forensics (XWF) just like you do. We also know that if you had the choice, you would conduct most, if not all, of your examinations using only XWF. Our goal is to make your life easier by enhancing X-Ways Forensics' functionality and giving you ways to rely less on other tools.

Our Mission

Designed exclusively for use with X-Ways Forensics, ExponentTM is positioned to change they way you conduct everyday forensic investigations.

Our commitment is to enhance your user experience by creating new ways to build upon what X-Ways Forensics already does so well. This includes adding newfound support for analysis and reporting relating to artifacts you work with everyday, including some new ones. These include but are not limited to Internet and network activity, email and attachments, text messaging, multimedia, facial recognition and geo location data. Our mission is to make your job easier with better results. Our objective is to save you time and costs associated with having to rely on 3rd party tools.

Our Advantages

We've worked in both the public and private sectors across various industries for the past 25 years. We know what you're working with on a daily basis.

We are a privately owned company. We have been doing your job, in one way or another, for over 2 decades. We know policing. We know advisory services. We know cyber. We know investigations. We know forensics. More importantly, we also know programming. What does that mean? Less red tape to move new ideas and suggestions forward. Faster updates. Better return on your investment. Most importantly? We care, and unlike some bigger companies, we'll respond to your email or phone calls promptly. No waiting for days for someone to get back to you. That's our commitment! That's our promise!

We can help your organization realize the full potential of mobile forensics and solve more cases. Discover how you can develop your strategy and capabilities.

Why ExponentTM?

  • #1 Choice DFIR Add-On for X-Ways Forensics
  • Compiled + Fast 64-bit X-Tensions
  • Built by a Team with Law Enforcement & Private Industry Experience
  • Built Exclusively for X-Ways Forensics
  • Extend Your Forensic Discovery, Visualization & Reporting Capabilities
  • What our clients have to say about us


    "API Forensics gives X-Ways Forensics features that I expected XWF to have in the first place!"

    Brett Shavers
    Author of the X-Ways Forensics
    Practitioner's Guide
    (1st and 2nd editions)

    I Love This!

    "I can finally bring mobile device evidence into X-Ways Forensics and search everything at the same time! This is such a HUGE time saver. Thank you!"

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    Chris Spencer
    Law Enforcement


    "If you are looking for the quickest and easiest way to import and process Cloud Mail into your X-Ways Forensics case while preserving data integrity and harnessing the power of X-Ways Forensics, this is it!"

    Derek Frawley
    Certified XWF Trainer, Canada

    How we license
    our software

    Use of ExponentTM is managed via a non-perpetual, annual renewable file-based license subscription.

    Each license includes access to ALL X-Tensions available in the library, including updates and any NEW X-Tensions that are released within the subscription period.

    Each subscription (license) is linked to a specific X-Ways Forensics (XWF) dongle or BYOD/copy protection device, via the device's nLicID. The nLicID can be determined via the About window in XWF.

    ExponentTM can be licensed for multiple computers where a single XWF network dongle is in use, provided that there is an equivalent number of licenses of Exponent purchased.

    Please note that if a subscription is allowed to expire, then the software no longer functions.

    Subscriptions can be configured to coincide with renewal dates of other forensic tools in your lab. Ask us for details.

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