May 132011

nagiosworldconference-wuerth-phoenixYesterday I’ve attended the Nagios World Conference Europe hosted in Bozen (Italy) by Wurth-Phoenix, so as first thing thanks to Wurst-Phoenix for the organization this meeting, for the free access provided to the event , and for the good meal that we have enjoyed.

These are some notes I’ve took during the meeting.
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May 092011

The Network Security Toolkit (NST) is a ISO live CD/DVD (NST Live) based on Fedora. The toolkit was designed to provide easy access to best-of-breed Open Source Network Security Applications and should run on most x86/x86_64 platforms.

The main intent of developing this toolkit was to provide the network security administrator with a comprehensive set of Open Source Network Security Tools. The majority of tools published in the article: Top 100 Security Tools by INSECURE.ORG are available in the toolkit.

Some of the tools available in this live are: Ntop, wireshark, nmap with the vizualization tool ZenMap and kismet.
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May 022011

nagios The Nagios World Conference™ will be held on May 12th at Bolzano/Italy and is organized by wuerth-phoenix.

The agenda seem interesting and there is the participation of namable speakers such as Nagios founder Ethan Galstad, Nagios Plugin coordinator Ton Voon or the NS Client creator Michael Medin. Moreover, there will be presentations of the new OTRS version and the interaction of OSS monitoring solutions such us Nagios with the integrated CMDB and the Change Management workflow engine.

Finally ntop´s Luca Deri will take an introduction on application latency monitoring using nProbe via NetFlow.

The entry is free, after registration, today i’ve done mine and i’ve received a confirmation email that say that there are still 100 available seats.
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Ntop for Network analysis

In the previous article we saw wireshark, which allows, once activated, to capture packets in a given interface, in this article we’ll see ntop software that allows you to have similar information but also something more. ntop is a network traffic probe that shows the network usage, similar to what the popular top Unix command [...]