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 […]

Introducing nBox Mini

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As previously announced, we have added a new entry in the nBox product list: the nBox Mini. This is a small rugged device with 1 and 2.5 Gbit Ethernet port designed to be used as turn key solutions for monitoring small-mid size networks (typically up to 255 hosts), it is preconfigured to accept mirrored traffic […]

HowTo Analyse NetFlow/IPFIX/sFlow pcap Traces

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Dumping sFlow/NetFlow/IPFIX flows in pcap format can be very useful for troubleshooting or for creating a compact traffic dump. For instance you can dump flow traffic with n2disk (wireshark, or tcpdump) and store them in pcap format, and eventually share them with a shared disk or sent via email. Flows are usually analysed live with […]

Introducing ntopng Customised Reports

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In ntopng 6.0 Dashboard and Traffic Reports have been completely redesigned and rewritten from scratch with a new, flexible engine which is template-based. In a previous webinar we demonstrated how cute and powerful the new engine is, with the ability to automatically generate periodic reports, and with the promise of releasing a graphical editor for customising […]

Using ntop in Education: South Panola School District

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ntop tools are heavily used in education and we’re glad to share a gust post that described the lessons learnt deploying our tools in a a public school district of Mississippi. Enjoy ! South Panola School District’s (SPSD) network continues to evolve to better serve the needs of its students and staff. Upon employment at […]