Welcome to MSAB

MSAB is a world leader in forensic technology for extracting and analyzing data in seized mobile devices. The company develops high-quality and easy-to-use software for law enforcement organizations, such as police, military, customs and corrections.

MSAB helps making a safer world

MSAB is the global leader in forensic technology for mobile device examination, with offices in Europe and in the USA, as well as a network of distributors across the globe. The company has been involved with mobile communications since 1984 and now has a singular focus on the forensic recovery of data from mobile devices.

Our XRY software has been used by investigators to quickly and effectively retrieve information, such as pictures, SMS, call history, contact lists and application data since 2003.

XRY is used by Police, Law Enforcement, Military, Government Intelligence Agencies and Forensic Laboratories in over 100 countries worldwide to investigate crime, gather intelligence, investigate fraud and fight corruption. In the UK alone we supply 97% of UK Police Forces with XRY for mobile device examination.

MSAB’s sole focus is a quality forensic solution that creates secure and trusted results for end users. The core business today produces a world class product called XRY which has the capability to recover deleted data from mobile devices; smart-phones, mobile phones, 3G modems, GPS and Tablet devices. Building on that foundation we have released XAMN to provide smartphone analytics to our customer base.

The company is based in Stockholm and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm under the ticker name: MSAB B. MSAB has been recognized for the past 3 years running by The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA program as a technology company that has achieved the fastest rates of annual revenue growth in EMEA during the past five years.

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MSAB – Your Trusted Partner in Mobile Forensics

Why MSAB makes a difference

  • APPS – Recover more app artifacts and linked data
  • SPEED – Extract 3 phones simultaneously on a single license key
  • VALUE – XRY continually improves representing excellent value on your investment
  • SECURITY – A locked evidential secure container to ensure no data interference
  • RESPONSIBLE – MSAB is the ethical supplier in the industry following EU guidance on Export Controls.
  • SUPPORT – MSAB has the very best and most responsive technical support in the industry
  • TRAINING – MSAB offers a wide selection of in person and online, on-demand classes
  • SOFTWARE – Providing regular updates 10+ times per annum to ensure you can access the latest devices and apps
  • FOCUS – We specialize in mobile device forensic solutions for the best advances
  • PROFESSIONAL – We have a dedicated team on the ground in every major market to support you.
  • DATA – We know mobile data and have the best decoding platform in the industry


Before the end of 2020 XRY was released as first to market with iOS 14 support. It also allowed bypassing of locked LG Qualcomm devices. XAMN Horizon artificial intelligence (AI) enables smarter identity matching and efficient oversight of group interaction. Plus massive improvements in network support in XEC.


At the end of 2019 XRY 8.2.2 was launched enabling physical bypass for Samsung Galaxy A/J/S series and streamlined Checkm8 support for iOS. It also offered access to more than 29,000 mobile devices and applications. XAMN 4.5 was released with a new shortcut button enabling users investigating an image to quickly find similar images.


XAMN 4.0 and XAMN Horizon are launched, with time-saving capabilities for viewing & analyzing mobile data. The number of XRY-supported mobile devices & apps grows steadily, to 26,000+. XRY Drone is introduced. XEC Director’s capabilities expand, so users can manage and control XAMN as well as XRY.



XEC Director and XAMN Elements are launched. MSAB announces strategic partnership with Nuix, and their leading digital investigative platform. XAMN Spotlight 2.0 is launched, helping users analyze mobile forensic data faster and with greater precision, and adding automatic image recognition capability. With regular new updates, XRY expands its support for more mobile devices, including drones.



MSAB introduces the MSAB Ecosystem to address investigative agencies’ needs for a complete set of mobile forensic tools to meet their needs & to provide a total solution approach. Strategic partnership announced with vehicle forensic provider Berla, makers of the iVE forensic system.


The company undergoes a brand refresh from Micro Systemation AB to simply MSAB. XRY now supports over 16000 models and is being sold to over 100 countries worldwide. MSAB launches Advanced Acquisition & Advanced Apps Analysis forensic training course designed for professionals who need to extend to the next level of knowledge and understanding.


The Kiosk is launched to help volume users for customers with wide area rollout requirements for mobile forensics. MSAB launches support for non-standard mobile devices using the XRY PinPoint solution. The company establishes new office and Area Sales manager in Australia to sell directly to customers in Australia and surrounding Islands.


XAMN the analytical product for mobile forensics is launched. The company establishes a new office in China and commences direct sales to customers which yielded in a huge order for XRY coming from the Chinese government. This same year, the company receives a large order from law enforcement agencies on both federal and state levels


MSAB receives the largest order ever in the company history from the American Government. Shortly thereafter, it receives a further order from the same client for double the volume of units and North America becomes the single largest market for MSAB. Meanwhile in the UK over 97% of all Police Forces have acquired an XRY


A new issue of shares is used to finance a global launch of the new XRY product and becomes the very first dedicated product in the field of mobile device forensics. First sales are made in the UK.


Joel Bollö takes over the CEO role from Henrik Tjernberg and talks begin with the Swedish police regarding their needs for forensic tools to read the contents of mobile phones.


Micro Systemation was started by Bo Eriksson as a technology consulting company focusing on advanced data communications. The current chairman Henrik Tjernberg was hired the following year.

The MSAB Mission Statement

Mobile technology changes the world. There are billions of mobile devices such as phones, tablets, GPS units and watches. Even where there are no computers, people use mobiles: in the cities, in the countryside, in deserts and mountains. Wherever we go, whatever we do, we bring our mobile devices.
This is also true for people who break the rules of society. They use mobile devices and that can be a good thing. Mobile technology leaves traces, like digital foot-prints. These can reveal a hidden world – a fragmented world at times, but a world that points to the truth. It is our task to help our customers search for that truth, in order to make the world a safer place.

Our customers are passionate about their jobs. They truly believe in justice and peace. However, when it comes to mobile technology they meet tough challenges. There is a constant flow of new devices, new operating systems and new apps. Staying ahead of these challenges is absolutely critical for our customers.

MSAB takes responsibility for supporting our customers with the best possible solutions for mobile forensics. This means that we also need to stay ahead of the game; with our products and services, with our vision and energy, with our people and how we do things. We are the pioneers of our industry. Our promise is simple: MSAB – When you want to stay ahead.