·.·. Computer forensics software made in Germany .·.·


Company, People, Legalities

X-Ways Software Technology AG is a business incorporated under the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany as a stock corporation. "AG" is an abbreviation of Aktiengesellschaft, which is the German word for a corporation limited by share ownership. X-Ways is operated from various locations, with legal headquarters in Bünde, registered in Bad Oeynhausen under No. HRB 7475, with offices formerly in Cologne. European VAT No. DE813417489. DUNS number: 34-471-4881. SAM Entity ID: R9HVC6HTSNF9. NCAGE Code: DJ465. Enrolled in the SAM U.S. government contractor database.

CEO: Stefan Fleischmann. Supervisory board: Dr. Marlies Horstmeyer (chairwoman of the board), Anna Lena Fleischmann (vice chairwoman), and Renate Fleischmann.

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Line of Business

X-Ways is the leading developer and supplier of computer forensics software outside of the US, or, if you consider EnCase and FTK inferior to X-Ways Forensics, maybe worldwide. Our software is used for computer forensics, electronic discovery, data recovery, low-level data processing, and IT security. Plus we offer computer forensics training and courses for our software, and a certification.

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Privacy Statement

The responsible party for the processing of personal data on this web site is X-Ways Software Technology AG. Data is processed automatically when you retrieve web pages, first through the web hosting company (technical data: Internet browser, operating system, IP address, host name, referrer), in order to provide you with content. We do not use persistent cookies. No data of our web site visitors is forwarded to data behemoths likes Google Analytics, Facebook etc.

We also process and record data that you specifically provide to use when you fill in an online form (name, physical address etc.) or when you send us e-mail or requests of quotation or orders, so that we know who has contacted us, who we have sent which price quote to, who is our customer, who is the owner of licenses for our software, how we can reach them, which VAT is to be charged etc.

IP adresses, e-mail addresses and customer names and addresses may be stored for several years as that can be required for verification purposes (for example retrieval of license files, calculation of VAT) and to fulfill our contractual obligations and in order to offer existing customers individual prices for license renewals etc.

We do not share data recorded by us with third parties. Possible exceptions are customers that have received the “OutsideIn” component of Oracle (Oracle may request a list of such customers). We do not forward data to servers outside of the European Union. When explicity downloading software from the alternative server in the USA, your above-mentioned technical data will be recorded by the hosting company in the US.

The basis of data processing Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f in the German DSGVO, which allows processing of data for contractual fulfillment and pre-contract activities. You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your personal data as processed by, for free. You also have the rights to object against processing of your data and to demand correction, locking and deletion of your data. Deletion is not possible if preserving the recorded data is required by law (e.g. tax laws or regulations). After deletion we will not be able to recognize you as a license owner any more. Inquiries about data protection can be directed to us. You have the right to complaint with the responsible data protection supervision authority.



Products, Customers

Our main products WinHex and its forensic edition X-Ways Forensics have more than 35,000 registered users all over the world, including home computer enthusiasts as well as professionals in all kinds of businesses, public administration, education, U.S. federal law enforcement, government and intelligence agencies, and in the military. Excerpt from our official customer list (referenced with permission): Microsoft Corp., Hewlett Packard, Toshiba Europe, Novell Inc., National Semiconductor, Ontrack Data International Inc., KPMG Forensic, Ernst & Young, Siemens AG, Siemens Business Services, Siemens VDO AG, Infineon Technologies Flash GmbH & Co. KG, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Ericsson, TDK Corporation, Seoul Mobile Telecom, German Aerospace Center, Visa International, Commerzbank AG, Technical University of Vienna, Technical University of Munich (Institute of Computer Science), Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, German Aerospace Center, German federal bureau of aviation accident investigation, law enforcement agency of Lower Saxony, Australian Department of Defence.

Sales-wise (software only), the majority of our customers reside in the USA (34%) and Germany (33%), UK (6%), France (5%), Australia (3%), China/HK (3%), Austria (2%), Switzerland (2%). ROW: 12.5%. All our software products are multi-lingual and delivered electronically as downloads.


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