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Open Source or HX?

Decide whether the open source version of SpiderFoot or SpiderFoot HX is best for your needs.

Open Source

25%
Data collection

Self-hosted and focused on data collection. If your use case is focused solely on data collection on small to medium targets and you wish to run SpiderFoot within your own infrastructure that you set up, secure and maintain with support from the community, the open source version is probably the best option for you.

With the open source version, most of the modules from SpiderFoot HX are available, but the ability to navigate, visualize, monitor and investigate is not available. You'll be able to export the data from SpiderFoot in CSV, JSON or GEXF and work with the data in other tools.

The open source version is typically used by hobbyists and those new to OSINT.

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SpiderFoot HX

100%
Full functionality

SpiderFoot HX is designed for professionals who use OSINT as part of their work. When you want to collect and monitor OSINT data as well as quickly find what's important through rich data navigation and visualization features, SpiderFoot HX is what you're looking for.

With SpiderFoot HX, you'll have an an always-online system that you don't have to maintain yourself, will always be running the latest version and will be professionally supported by those who know the product best.

SpiderFoot HX is typically the choice for organizations that provide security assessment services, companies with their own threat intelligence teams, firms performing professional digital investigations and law enforcement.

Feature

Open Source

SpiderFoot HX

Installation, security, management and updates

How SpiderFoot is installed, maintained, secured and upgraded with each release.

Yourself
Professionally managed
Performance

SpiderFoot HX runs on a distributed and optimized cloud infrastructure giving it a significant performance boost compared to the open source version.

1x
5x-10x
Security & anonymity

Security of your SpiderFoot installation, and the strength of authentication of users.

Yourself
Professionally managed & 2FA
Team collaboration

Multiple named users who can collaborate on scans and analysis with different tiers of access.

Single user
Multiple named users with role-based access
Targets per scan

The number of targets you can input for a single scan, such as subnets, IPs, domains and more.

1
Many
Monitoring with change detection and notifications

Automated scheduled scans that detect when a your target’s attack surface changes.

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Correlations

Pre-configured rules that flag when an interesting constellation of data points is found during a scan.

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Investigations

The ability to perform data collection step-by-step to precisely extract the data you’re interested in.

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Customer support

Professional customer support to help you get the most out of SpiderFoot.

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Third party tools

SpiderFoot can run external tools like Nmap, CMSeeK and more to obtain more data about your target.

Install yourself
Pre-installed & configured
API

SpiderFoot HX provides a fully documented API to control scanning, result extraction and configuration.

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TOR integration

Collect data from the dark web with built-in TOR integration.

Yourself
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Screenshotting

Automatically take screenshots of dark web, similar domains, etc.

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Feature

Open Source

Installation, security, management and updates

Yourself

Performance

1x

Security & anonymity

Yourself

Team collaboration

Single user

Targets per scan

1

Monitoring with change detection and notifications

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Correlations

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Investigations

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Customer support

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Third party tools

Install yourself

API

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TOR integration

Yourself

Screenshotting

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Feature

SpiderFoot HX

Installation, security, management and updates

Professionally managed

Performance

5x-10x

Security & anonymity

Professionally managed & 2FA

Team collaboration

Multiple named users with role-based access

Targets per scan

Many

Monitoring with change detection and notifications

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Correlations

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Investigations

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Customer support

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Third party tools

Pre-installed & configured

API

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TOR integration

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Screenshotting

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