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Announcement: EULA, Updates, Pricing

First big (long) 2018 post: better support for you, updated EULA, new pricesIt’s been rather quiet on this channel since our last, joyous Christmas message. But rest assured, we are still here, busy at work. And yes, we have been working on our bucket list of cool new features for 2018. And they will come, the first of which will be the release of our “brand spanking new servers” in fall!
In the meantime, there has been lots of work and fixes under the hood. We hope you notice and appreciate the improved usability and stability. A further nice improvement is being rolled out this week. We have made the experience of collaboration when working with collection nodes much better.
We’ve also been busy setting up new systems and processes to provide you with even better support, troubleshooting and onboarding services. We started by implementing a proper ticketing system and, most importantly, a new crew and more people excited to work with Maltego. We will introduce them in time.
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We are updating our privacy policy

At Paterva, we have always strived to be as transparent as possible with regard to the information that we need for you to purchase, register or use our Maltego Desktop clients and server products.

With this in mind, we have taken new data protection regulation that will come into effect in the European Union on May 25th as opportunity to generally update our “legal documents”. Today we want to inform you about our new Privacy Policy aiming to help you better understand what information we collect, why we collect it and how we use it. We have decided to make these updates globally because we think the new policies are fundamentally better and should be shared by everyone in the Maltego community.

The updated Privacy Policy will enter into force on May 25th, 2018. We recommend that you read the complete Privacy Policy here. If you have any questions, please contact us using the contact information provided in the Privacy Policy.

Your Paterva Team

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Bitcoin Tracking and Analysing with Maltego

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency has been over basically everything. We've all had those awkward conversations over Christmas dinner with that weird uncle where they explain that it's a pyramid scheme or a scam! Well we thought it's time we refreshed some of the BTC transforms in Maltego.

A quick recap of the basics of BTC:

'Addresses' are what you generate from your wallet and people can send and receive money to these

'Transactions' are the well.. transactions, the key point here is that transactions take in addresses(thats plural) that have a value as an input and the addresses as the output that also receive a value.

You can go to https://bitcoin.org/ for a better refresher than this!

As a side note, you may have noticed we have had these transforms before, written originally by the breaker of chains, slayer of elks and herder of cats, Paul Richards. We decided to re-write these for a number of reasons. Firstly, our new born superstar server developer, Andre…

Holiday Special (yes, it’s this time of year again)

Whether 2017 has treated you well or poorly, it is nearing its end. The year of AlphaBay and Hansa Market takedowns, WannaCry woes, the rise of Reaper…. and of course the popularization of crypto currencies - where even my 78 year old mother asked me recently what this “BitCoin thing” is. Don’t worry mommy, it’s just a phase 😉.


For Paterva it has been a great year in many ways. A year of consolidating things and laying solid foundations for the future. So, before we sign off, here is a look at what you can expect to see in the Maltego universe next year.

Lots of effort is currently going into development and next year will see the release of:

Time and space support in Maltego (woohoo – you have been wanting this for a long time)Brand spanking new serversQuick and sexy ways to attach your own data to MaltegoLots of smaller improvements (check back here in due time)
So whether you celebrate Christmas or not, here is the perfect stocking filler for 2017 and a great gift for your partner/…

Time to say goodbye

All things must come to an end, nothing gold can stay – including my time with Paterva. As of today - 14 Dec 2017 - I will no longer be employed by Paterva. I also resigned as managing director of the company and disposed of all my shares in the company.
Many people have asked me why I decided to leave Paterva. I’ve always wanted a company where everyone is close enough that you can throw them with something (like a ping pong ball) and in the last year or so I feel like I’ve been holding the company back to become bigger than that. After 10 years of running Paterva I’ve realized we’re not a start-up anymore and that it’s time to hand it over to people that’s more adept at running ‘proper’ companies.
I am handing Paterva over to [Chris and Sonja]. They have been faithfully involved with Maltego since the start of the product and have been partners and significant shareholders in the company from the get-go. Handing it to them I am sure the product will go from strength to strength and…

Using the new transforms without all the questions

Hi there,

As some of you may have seen, we recently updated the client and servers for Maltego in order to make it better, faster and stronger.

If you're running the commercial version of Maltego (e.g. Classic or XL) these changes have resulted in an extra choice when running transforms between our old and new servers. Unless you've done a clean install of 4.1 you'll see the following when running a transform:



The choice is between the old servers (alpine), and our new servers (g52) - 'Paterva Public'. In the short term, either choice will work, though we would encourage you to use the new server 'Paterva Public' going forward as this will be using the shiny new transforms (feel free to compare speed / results!).
How to remove the old servers We will be releasing Maltego 4.1.1 within the next few days to remove the old servers from Maltego.

Until we release Maltego 4.1.1, or if you are running an older version of the client you can remove the choice of the …

Saving the planet with Maltego 4.1

Greetings people of the Internet.

In the last couple of months a lot of things have changed at Paterva. The good thing is that most of these changes will make your life better and will generally inspire you to live healthier. It's also better for Planet Earth - the environment - and it can help save lives.

Not really. Almost none of that is true of course. But enough with this nonsense - let's run through the changes really quick. Alternatively you can watch Andrew tell you about it:


Client side: Maltego 4.1
Exactly a year ago - to the minute almost - we released Maltego 4.0 (well - the Kali/CE release). Today we are releasing a new Maltego client - 4.1. Thanks AvA and PM team! The main change here is that 4.1 is all Maltego versions rolled into a single client. This means you don't ever have to download a different version - you can simply switch to it. It also means that any updates or fixes will be available to ALL versions of Maltego at exactly the same time - which in …