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Re: Network monitoring PC.
From: infolookup () gmail com
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 21:21:27 +0000

For windows there is solarwindos Orion, Linux you can use Cacti, I think snort eventhough its an IDS can be configured 
for monitoring, but the real question is what are you monioting (host, or routers, FW, switches) and what do u want to 
monitor, login attemps, up/down nodes, attemp attacks and so on.
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-----Original Message-----
From: "Nick Vaernhoej" <nick.vaernhoej () capitalcardservices com>

Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 15:16:42 
To:<security-basics () securityfocus com>
Subject: Network monitoring PC.


Good afternoon,

I am looking for ideas for software ideal for installation on a PC which
will be used for monitoring our LAN/WAN.
The WAN is over a MPLS circuit so nothing out of the ordinary needed for
monitoring.
The PC will be plugged into a mirrored port when needed, so what I am
thinking is a Linux build with ntop, wireshark/tcpdump and what else?
I am not opposed to a Windows install at all.
Just looking for ideas.
Single workstation, mirrored port, only monitoring, not mitigating or
actively scanning.

Thank you and have a great weekend!

Nick Vaernhoej
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