Posts Tagged ‘NetFlow’

Near-realtime blacklist warnings with NetFlow, Perl and OTX

Installing IDS sensors in your network for monitoring traffic is not always feasible, for several possible reasons. Perhaps the network infrastructure is too complex, leading to blind spots. Maybe the affected network links have higher capacity than your ad hoc IDS sensor, causing packet loss on the sensor. Or your company may be organized in […]

Threat intelligence: OTX, Bro, SiLK, BIND RPZ, OSSEC

Building a toolbox around threat intelligence can be done with freely available tools. Shared information about malicious behaviour allows you to detect and sometimes prevent activity from – and to – Internet resources that could compromise your systems’ security. I’ve already described how to use lists of malicious domain names in a BIND RPZ (Response […]

Geomapping network traffic

Did you ever wonder where your network traffic goes (and originates from)? With the SiLK suite and optionally some JavaScript map classes it’s quite easy to find out. SiLK is a tool quite equal to Cisco‘s NetFlow, and SiLK does indeed accept NetFlow output from a router. Just like NetFlow tools, SiLK stores network traffic […]