Oxygen Forensic® Detective

An all-in-one forensic software platform built to extract, decode, and analyze data from multiple digital sources: mobile and IoT devices, device backups, UICC and media cards, drones, and cloud services. Oxygen Forensic® Detective can also find and extract a vast range of artifacts, system files as well as credentials from Windows, macOS, and Linux machines. The cutting-edge and innovative technologies deployed in Oxygen Forensic® Detective include, but are not limited to, bypassing screen locks, locating passwords to encrypted backups, extracting and parsing data from secure applications and uncovering deleted data.

Oxygen Forensic® Kit

Designed for examiners working in the field. No additional installation or settings are required, all is done prior to shipping. Switch the Tablet PC on, choose a cable from the cable set, launch the Oxygen Forensic® Extractor, and connect a mobile device. Once a device is extracted save it to a backup and bring it to your lab for detailed analysis in Oxygen Forensic® Detective. The Oxygen Forensic Kit consists of:

Oxygen Forensic® Detective

Oxygen Forensic® Extractor is standalone software for data extraction from mobile devices. The Extractor allows you to connect a wide range of Apple iOS and Android devices, import various device backups to recover valuable digital evidence quickly and efficiently. Once data is extracted, users can elect to save it to an OFB backup to be later imported into our powerful Oxygen Forensic® Detective, purchased separately, or exported immediately to one of our report formats, like PDF, HTML, XML, etc. Oxygen Forensic® Extractor is distributed as a standalone offline version with a minimum of 5 activations.

Oxygen Forensic® Cable Kit

We understand budgets, especially when it comes to mobile phone cables. Most of the time it’s much cheaper to purchase mobile phone cables from a local electronic store. Oxygen Forensic® products support original as well as 3rd party cables and Bluetooth adapters, so an examiner can even use existing cables or cable sets that are supplied by other mobile forensic tools. But if an examiner would like to purchase a complete cable kit from Oxygen Forensics it is also possible. The Oxygen Cable Set covers the majority of phone models supported by Oxygen Forensic® products.

Oxygen Forensics® Training

Whether you are new to the mobile forensic industry or a previous or current user of Oxygen Forensic® Detective, Oxygen Forensic Training has you covered.

Our Story

Back in 2017, Kernel Afrika was founded to plug the cyber security gap for organisations across Africa. At that stage, we were mainly based in Bryanston, Johannesburg, but along with our partner, the_kernel, headquartered in Dubai and with offices in Sweden, Russia, and the United Kingdom, we are well-supported and offer expertise underscored by decades of diverse experience.

There are definite challenges when it comes to cyber security awareness and preparedness in Africa, and we saw this as a powerful reason to get involved in educating and resolving some of the challenges.

Our approach is solution-oriented and aimed at addressing real-world IT security challenges faced by South African and African businesses across multiple sectors.

We focus on the entire lifecycle of security needed by organisations - from awareness to detection to mitigation. And at Kernel Afrika, we strictly adhere to the industry standards and follow the cyber security framework.

What We Do

Our ethical hackers are skilled at simulating cyber-attacks by using a combination of software tools to help you cover your organisational cyber risks.

We offer training for businesses to improve cyber security skills within their team. Our accredited training covers everything from the basics to advanced threat analysis.

Prevent threats before they become a risk. Our workshops help businesses keep their teams informed about online threats and cover everything from ransomware to phishing to viruses.

We are the official distributor of YubiKeys in Africa. You can shop online for the key that best suits your requirements.

Get ahead of the threat online by using dark web monitoring and mitigating risks associated with compromised or leaked data.

Prevention is better than cure. We can help you scan your internal network to pick up any vulnerabilities that may affect your business. Our products can mean the difference between smooth operation and disaster management.

Our Accreditations

Master's degree in Information and Communication Systems Security

ISO 27034 Application Security Lead Implementer by PECB

ISO 27001 Certified Information Security Specialist by TUV Rheinland

Associate degree in Information Security

CISM - Certified Information Security Manager by ISACA

CEH - Certfied Ethical Hacker by EC-Council

PECB Certfied Lead Pen Test Professional by PECB

PECB Certified Lead Forensics Examiner by PECB

PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27034 Lead Auditor by PECB

PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27034 Lead by PECB


ElcomSoft supplies a range of tools for computer and mobile forensics.

Oxygen Forensics specialises in the most advanced digital forensic data extraction and analytical tools for criminal and corporate investigations.

Yubico manufactures hardware authentication devices called YubiKeys.