IDA Pro is a mature and extremely versatile software. Describing all its capabilities would require an entire book — but here are a few important highlights that are sure to be of interest to all, from the professional reverse engineer to hobbyists
IDA analyzes binaries in a matter of seconds.
Work seamlessly and quickly with the disassembler and analyse code more intuitively.
All standard platforms supported
IDA runs on all standard platforms — MS Windows, Linux, Mac OS X both in GUI and console modes.
Multiple processor handling
Same interface and features for dozens of processors to speed up the analysis process.
IDA is also a versatile debugger, supports multiple debugging targets and can handle remote applications.
Open plug-in architecture
IDA’s functionality can easily be extended by the use of programmable plug-ins.
Fast Library Identification and Recognition Technology identifies standard function calls for many compilers.
The Lumina server holds metadata (names, prototypes, operand types, …) about a large number of well-known functions.
IDA sports a fully customizable and unified work environment on all platforms.