HowTo Use Cloud Licenses

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As discussed in our spring webinar, it is now possible to use (in beta) cloud licenses with ntopng and nProbe. Contrary to standard licenses that are bound to a physical system (based on the systemId), cloud licenses are “floating” as the same license file can be used on multiple hosts, of course not simultaneously (i.e. […]

Using WeChat For Delivering ntopng Alerts

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WeChat is a multi-purpose messaging, social media, and mobile payment app developed by Tencent in China. Our Chinese-speaking users requested for a long  time an integration of ntopng with it, and this is to announce it. By integrating ntopng alerts with WeChat, users can conveniently access network notifications within a platform they are already comfortable […]

ntop Spring Webinar: ntop Cloud, LLM/AI, SmartNIC

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This is to invite you to the ntop spring webinar. The major webinar topic includes: ntop Cloud Usage of LLM (Large Language Models)/AI in ntop tools SmartNIC support in ntop Products News about ntopng 6.1 Ongoing developments Those who have missed the event can view the presentation slides.   

ntop Cloud: Basic Concepts

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We have designed the ntop Cloud as a way to securely interconnect customer applications deployed across hosts in heterogeneous environments not necessarily directly interconnected. Initially the goal of ntop Cloud is to enable users to administer easily these applications, update/restart/stop/start them with a mouse click, reconfigure them, and supervise their activities. Future SaaS (software as […]

ntop Cloud: Security Design and Architecture

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In late 2023 we have announced the beginning of a new project we have called ntop Cloud. The first goal of this project is to enable ntop applications to communicate regardless of the network topology where they are deployed, This in a secure way. In essence we want to create a new network overlay that […]

Announcing ntop Professional Training: May 2024

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ntop tools range from packet capture, traffic analysis and processing, and sometimes it is not easy to keep up on product updates as well master all the tools. This has been the driving force for organising ntop professional training. This is to announce that in May we have scheduled the next ntop Professional Training session. […]

How Historical Traffic Behaviour Analysis Works

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In ntopng we have implemented various techniques for analysing historical traffic. This post shows you the options available: In timeseries you can see the current traffic rate (line) or the traffic rate of the previous period of time (dotted). This allows you to visually analyse when traffic deviates from previous period of time (see for […]

DoS Detection Using ntopng and NetFlow/IPFIX

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Recently ntopng has been used in academia for detecting DoS (Denial of Service) attacks using NetFlow flows. In this thesis (note that the document it is written in Italian) it is shown how ntopng has been successfully used collect flow and use them to detect DoS attacks. Enjoy !

How ntopng Host Traffic Accounting Works

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Despite ntop has implemented rich network metrics over the years, the two most important metrics that people keep asking us are volume (how much) and time (how long).  Timeseries offer a quick view of the traffic and allow people to immediately spot traffic peaks or absence of transmissions. They are good for traffic analysis but […]