SpyStudio is now free and available for download here. It is a Swiss Army knife for cyber security analysts, DevOps, QA engineers, and developers. You can take a look at the articles “Nektra and VMware are Collaborating to Simplify Application Virtualization Packaging” and “How Nektra Improved Desktop Virtualization for Symantec Corporation” to see how big vendors are using it. This multi-tool is useful for application virtualization, troubleshooting windows applications, application performance monitoring, malware analysis, and as a process monitor complement.
Windows 10 Support
Both, SpyStudio and Deviare In-Proc, and Deviare Windows hooking engine, work on Windows 10.
SpyStudio creates virtualization packages and layers for VMware ThinApp and Symantec Workspace Virtualization. You can see it in action in the videos Harvesting Applications and Creating VMware ThinApp Packages with SpyStudio and Creating a VMware ThinApp package for Firefox in less than two minutes with SpyStudio.
SpyStudio troubleshoots application virtualization issues in products like Microsoft App-V, VMware ThinApp, Symantec Workspace Virtualization, Citrix XenApp, Cameyo, and Spoon.
See the video Nektra SpyStudio and Troubleshooting ThinApp Package by Peter Björk Lead Specialist, EMEA EUC Practice at VMware.
Catalog of Ready To Use Application Virtualization Packages
Additionally, Nektra offers custom software packages built by our engineers for Microsoft Office, Microsoft Lync, Internet Explorer or any other application. The Microsoft Office and Lync packages support volume licenses which require Microsoft Key Management Server (KMS).
Troubleshooting Windows Deployment Issues
When you don’t know why an application works in some environments but not in others you can use SpyStudio to help you spot the differences.
Please take a look at Fixing an Internet Explorer Issue Using SpyStudio video.
Application Performance Monitoring
With SpyStudio you can benchmark applications running in different environments and identify performance issues that are degrading the end-user experience. Windows native and .NET applications are supported.
Look at the following example: “Benchmarking Microsoft Office’s PowerPoint Virtualization” compares App-V and SWV“.
SpyStudio performs dynamic analysis on 64-bit and 32-bit Windows applications. The application execution patterns allow you to detect malicious behavior.
The book “Malware Forensics: Investigating and Analyzing Malicious Code and Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems” discusses one way SpyStudio can be used to fight malware.
Process Monitor Complement
Process Monitor is great for looking at issues that can be detected in kernel mode but it does not show Windows API usage.
SpyStudio reads Process Monitor logs and displays them in a friendly UI to quickly spot issues connected to the Windows API.
Our custom software development engineers can help you with any specific feature you may need.