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'''Network forensics''' is the process of capturing information that moves over a [[network]] and trying to make sense of it in some kind of forensics capacity. A [[network forensics appliance]] is a device that automates this process.
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Bruce Allen is a Research Associate at the [http://www.nps.edu Naval Postgraduate School] in Monterey, California.
  
There are both open source and proprietary network forensics systems available.
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Interests include Software architecture, computer languages, parallel computing, parallel processor architectures, and supporting open-source software. Software contributions include development of the [[hashdb]] tool, development of the [[Bulk Extractor Viewer]] User Interface (used to browse Features extracted using the [[Bulk Extractor]] digital media triage tool), some of the Bulk Extractor scanners, the jlibewf and libewfcs readers, and implementations of high speed encryption and hashing algorithms that run on the Cell Broadband Engine processor.
 
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== Overview ==
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! System
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! [[software license|License]]
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! Supported Platform
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! Supported Protocols
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| [[Argus]]
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| [[Open Source]]
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| Command Line, GUI via [http://www.datenspionage.de/arguseye/ ArgusEye]
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| Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, AIX, IRIX, Windows (under Cygwin) and OpenWrt
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| L2 addresses, tunnel identifiers (MPLS, GRE, ESP, etc...), protocol ids, SAP's, hop-count, options, L4 transport identification (RTP, RTCP detection), host flow control indication; netflow
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| [[Chaosreader]]
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| [[Open Source]]
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| Command Line, GUI
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| Solaris, RedHat, Windows
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| FTP files, HTTP transfers (HTML, GIF, JPEG, ...), SMTP emails, ... from the captured data inside network traffic logs
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| [[DataEcho]]
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| [[Open Source]]
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| GUI
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| Windows
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| www, http
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| [[Junkie]]
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| [[Open Source]]
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| GUI
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| unknown
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| [[kisMAC]]
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| [[Open Source]]
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| GUI
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| Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, AIX, IRIX, Windows (under Cygwin) and OpenWrt
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| L2 addresses, tunnel identifiers (MPLS, GRE, ESP, etc...), protocol ids, SAP's, hop-count, options, L4 transport identification (RTP, RTCP detection), host flow control indication; netflow
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| [[kismet]]
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| [[Open Source]]
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| Command Line /GUI via [http://www.datenspionage.de/arguseye/ ArgusEye]
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| Mac OS X
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| unknown
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| [[n2disk]]
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| [[Open Source]]
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| Command Line, GUI
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| Ubuntu, CentOS
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| [[net-sniff-ng]]
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| [[Open Source]]
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| [[netfse]]
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| [[Open Source]]
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| GUI
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| TCP/IP, UDP
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| [[netsleuth]]
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| [[Open Source]]
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| Command Line, GUI
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| Windows, [[Backtrack]]
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| Apple MDNS / Bonjour, SMB / CIFS / NetBios, DHCP (using the www.fingerbank.org resource), SSDP (as used in Microsoft Zero Config)
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| [[NetworkMiner]]
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| [[Open Source]]
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| Windows GUI, Commandline
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| Linux / Mac OS X / FreeBSD, Windows
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| http, smb, ftp, tfpt, ssl , tls, tor
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| [[ntop]]
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| [[Open Source]]
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| Command Line, GUI
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| Unix (including Linux, *BSD, Solaris, and MacOSX), linux, windows
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| DPI via OpenDPI Library; FTP POP SMTP IMAP DNS IPP HTTP MDNS NTP NFS SSDP BGP SNMP XDMCP SMB SYSLOG DHCP PostgreSQL MySQL TDS DirectDownloadLink I23V5 AppleJuice DirectConnect Socrates WinMX MANOLITO PANDO Filetopia iMESH Kontiki OpenFT Kazaa/Fasttrack Gnutella eDonkey Bittorrent (Extended) OFF AVI Flash OGG MPEG QuickTime RealMedia Windowsmedia MMS XBOX QQ MOVE RTSP Feidian Icecast PPLive PPStream Zattoo SHOUTCast SopCast TVAnts TVUplayer VeohTV QQLive Thunder/Webthunder Soulseek GaduGadu IRC Popo Jabber MSN Oscar Yahoo Battlefield Quake Second Life Steam Halflife2 World of Warcraft Telnet STUN IPSEC GRE ICMP IGMP EGP SCTP OSPF IP in IP RTP RDP VNC PCAnywhere SSL SSH USENET MGCP IAX TFTP
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| [[OSSEC]]
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| [[Open Source]]
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| Command Line, GUI
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| Windows 7, XP, 2000 and Vista Windows Server 2003 and 2008 VMWare ESX 3.0,3.5 (including CIS checks) FreeBSD (all versions) OpenBSD (all versions) NetBSD (all versions) Solaris 2.7, 2.8, 2.9 and 10 AIX 5.3 and 6.1 HP-UX 10, 11, 11i MacOSX 10 remote syslog: Cisco PIX, ASA and FWSM (all versions) Cisco IOS routers (all versions) Juniper Netscreen (all versions) SonicWall firewall (all versions) Checkpoint firewall (all versions) Cisco IOS IDS/IPS module (all versions) Sourcefire (Snort) IDS/IPS (all versions) Dragon NIDS (all versions) Checkpoint Smart Defense (all versions) McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (v8 and v8.5) Bluecoat proxy (all versions) Cisco VPN concentrators (all versions) Database monitoring is available for the following systems: MySQL (all versions) PostgreSQL (all versions) Oracle, MSSQL (to be available soon)"
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| [[Snort]]
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| [[Open Source]]
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| Command Line, GUI
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| [[Wireshark]]
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| [[Open Source]]
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| Command Line, GUI
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| Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and others
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| IPsec, ISAKMP, Kerberos, SNMPv3, SSL/TLS, WEP, and WPA/WPA2; Wireshark can decrypt IEEE 802.11 WLAN data with user specified encryption keys, and others
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| [[xplico]]
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| ARP Radiotap Ethernet PPP VLAN L2TP IPv4 IPv6 TCP UDP DNS HTTP SMTP POP IMAP SIP MGCP H323 RTP RTCP SDP FB chat FTP IPP CHDLC PJL NNTP MSN IRC YAHOO GTALK EMULE SSL/TLS IPsec 802.11 LLC MMSE Linux cooked TFTP SNOOP PPPoE Telnet WebMail Paltalk Exp. Paltalk NetBIOS SMB PPI syslog G711ulaw, G711alaw, G722, G729, G723, G726 and RTAudio (x-msrta: Real Time Audio).
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== Open Source Network Forensics ==
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* [[Argus]]
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* [[Chaosreader]] is a session reconstruction tool (supports both live or captured network traffic)
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* [[DataEcho]]
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* [[KisMAC]] is a free, open source wireless stumbling and security tool for Mac OS X. [http://kismac-ng.org]
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* [[Kismet]]
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* [[NetFSE]] is a web-based search and analysis application for high-volume network data [http://www.netfse.org available at NetFSE.org]
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* [http://www.netgrab.co.uk NetSleuth] is a live and retrospective network analysis and triage tool.
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* [[ntop]]
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* [[NetworkMiner]] is [http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/networkminer/index.php?title=NetworkMiner an open source Network Forensics Tool available at SourceForge]
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* [[OSSEC]]
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* [[Snort]]
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* [[Wireshark]]
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* [[Xplico]] is an Internet/IP Traffic Decoder (NFAT). Protocols supported: [http://www.xplico.org/status.html HTTP, SIP, FTP, IMAP, POP, SMTP, TCP, UDP, IPv4, IPv6, ...]
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== Commercial Network Forensics ==
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===Deep-Analysis Systems===
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* Code Green Networks [http://www.codegreennetworks.com Content Inspection Appliance] - Passive monitoring and mandatory proxy mode. Easy to use Web GUI. Linux platform. Uses Stellent Outside In to access document content and metadata.
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* E-Detective [http://www.edecision4u.com/] [http://www.digi-forensics.com/home.html]
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* [http://www.infowatch.com InfoWatch Traffic Monitor]
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* Mera Systems [http://netbeholder.com/ NetBeholder]
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* MFI Soft [http://sormovich.ru/ SORMovich] (in Russian)
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* Solera Networks - Provider of full packet capture network forensics appliances [http://www.soleranetworks.com/ Solera Networks]
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* NETRESEC [http://www.netresec.com/?page=NetworkMiner NetworkMiner Professional (portable network forensic analysis tool for Windows)]
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* NetWitness Corporation - Freeware/Commercial, Enterprise-Wide, Real-Time Network Forensics [http://www.netwitness.com/ NetWitness]
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* Network Instruments [http://www.networkinstruments.com/]
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* NIKSUN's [[NetDetector]]
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* PacketMotion [http://www.packetmotion.com/]
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* Sandstorm's [http://www.sandstorm.net/products/netintercept/ NetIntercept] - Passive monitoring appliance. Qt/X11 GUI. FreeBSD platform. Uses forensic parsers written by Sandstorm to access document content and metadata.
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* WildPackets [[OmniPeek]] [http://www.wildpackets.com/solutions/it_solutions/network_forensics] [http://www.wildpackets.com/products/distributed_network_analysis/omnipeek_network_analyzer/forensics_search]
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===Flow-Based Systems===
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* Arbor Networks
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* GraniteEdge Networks
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* Lancope http://www.lancope.com/
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* Mantaro Product Development Services http://www.mantaro.com/products/MNIS/index.htm
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* Mazu Networks http://www.mazunetworks.com/
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===Hybrid Systems===
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These systems combine flow analysis, deep analysis, and security event monitoring and reporting.
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* Q1 Labs  http://www.q1labs.com/
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== Tips and Tricks ==
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* The time between two events triggered by an intruder (as seen in logfiles, for example) can be helpful. If it is very short, you can be pretty sure that the actions were performed by an automated script and not by a human user.
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== See also ==
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* [[Wireless forensics]]
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* [[SSL forensics]]
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* [[IP geolocation]]
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* [[Tools:Network Forensics]]
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* [[Tools:Logfile Analysis]]
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[[Category:Network Forensics]]
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Revision as of 15:54, 17 June 2014

Bruce Allen is a Research Associate at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

Interests include Software architecture, computer languages, parallel computing, parallel processor architectures, and supporting open-source software. Software contributions include development of the hashdb tool, development of the Bulk Extractor Viewer User Interface (used to browse Features extracted using the Bulk Extractor digital media triage tool), some of the Bulk Extractor scanners, the jlibewf and libewfcs readers, and implementations of high speed encryption and hashing algorithms that run on the Cell Broadband Engine processor.