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==About ==
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'''About Belkasoft'''
Barnyard2 is an open source interpreter for Snort unified2 binary output files.
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Its primary use is allowing Snort to write to disk in an efficient manner and
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leaving the task of parsing binary data into various formats to a separate
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process that will not cause Snort to miss network traffic.
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Barnyard2 has 3 modes of operation:
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Belkasoft is a computer and mobile phone forensic software manufacturer since 2002. The company develops a range of forensic products aimed at law enforcement officials, investigators and experts in IT security and intelligence. The company delivers solutions that work right out of the box, without requiring a steep learning curve or any specific skills to operate
  1. batch (or one-shot),
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  2. continual, and
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  3. continual w/ bookmark.
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In batch (or one-shot) mode, barnyard2 will process the explicitly specified
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'''Products'''
file(s) and exit.
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In continual mode, barnyard2 will start with a location to look and a specified
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The company’s flagship product is '''Belkasoft Evidence Center''', an all-in-one solution for searching, analysing, managing and sharing digital evidence discovered on suspects’ hard drives and RAM. Supported types of evidence include information found in instant messenger logs, internet browser histories, mailboxes of popular email clients, social network remnants, peer-to-peer data, multi-player game chats, office documents, pictures, videos, encrypted files, mobile backups and system files. Belkasoft Evidence Center is available in four major editions: Chat Analyzer, Chat & Social Analyzer, Professional, and Ultimate. The fifth Enterprise edition brings in centralized evidence processing with server-based operation and user-level permission management. A Portable edition requiring no installation and running off a USB pen drive is also available.
file pattern and continue to process new data (and new spool files) as they
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appear.
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Continual mode w/ bookmarking will also use a checkpoint file (or waldo file in
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'''Belkasoft Forgery Detection''' offers the ability to discover digital pictures that were altered, modified or otherwise manipulated. The tool applies a range of image analysis algorithms and a decisive neural network to produce a single numeric estimate of images’ authenticity.
the snort world) to track where it is. In the event the barnyard2 process ends
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while a waldo file is in use, barnyard2 will resume processing at the last
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entry as listed in the waldo file.
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The "-f", "-w", and "-o" options are used to determine which mode barnyard2
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In addition to commercial products, Belkasoft offers a range of free forensic tools.
will run in.  It is legal for both the "-f" and "-w" options to be used on the
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command line at the same time, however any data that exists in the waldo file
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will override the command line data from the "-f" and "-d" options. See the
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command directives section below for more detail.
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Barnyard2 processing is controlled by two main types of directives: input
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'''Belkasoft Facebook Profile Saver''' captures information publicly available in Facebook profiles. This small utility is designed for computer forensic and security specialists who need to automate the downloading of Facebook pages to their local computers. A local copy of public Facebook pages may be required for performing investigations and/or presented as court evidence.
processors and output plugins. The input processors read information in from a
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specific format ( currently the spo_unified2 output module of Snort ) and
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output them in one of several ways.
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==History ==
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'''Belkasoft Live RAM Capturer''' is a tiny free forensic tool to reliably extract the entire content of the computer's volatile memory - even if protected by an active anti-debugging or anti-dumping system. Separate 32-bit and 64-bit builds are available in order to minimize the tool's footprint as much as possible. Memory dumps captured with Belkasoft Live RAM Capturer can be analyzed with any forensic tool including Live RAM Analysis in Belkasoft Evidence Center.
Barnyard is a critical tool for the parsing of Snort's unified binary files, processing and on-forwarding to a variety of output plugins. Unfortunately it has not seen an updated in over 4 years and is not going to be maintained by the original developers. With the new version of the unified format (ie. unified2) arriving we need something to bridge this gap.
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To quote directly from the Snort FAQ:
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* "Barnyard is an output system for Snort. Snort creates a special binary output format called unified. Barnyard reads this file, and then resends the data to a database backend. Unlike the database output plug-in, Barnyard is aware of a failure to send the alert to the database, and it stops sending alerts. It is also aware when the database can accept connections again and will start sending the alerts again."
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The SXL team love barnyard. So much so that we want it to stay and have been tinkering around with the code to give it a breath of new life. Here is what we have achieved to far for this reinvigorated code base:
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'''Belkasoft Evidence Reader''' enables Evidence Center users to share evidence collected with the main suite. Users of Evidence Reader can access evidence collected during an investigation from any computer, even if Belkasoft Evidence Center is not installed on that PC.
Parsing of the new unified2 log files.
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*Maintaining majority of the command syntax of barnyard.
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*Addressed all associated bug reports and feature requests arising since barnyard-0.2.0.
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*Completely rewritten code based on the GPLv2 Snort making it entirely GPLv2.
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== Sources ==
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'''Customer Base'''
[https://github.com/firnsy/barnyard2/ Github About page]
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[http://www.securixlive.com/barnyard2/about.php securixlive.com]
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Belkasoft customers include government and private organizations in more than 60 countries, including the FBI, US Army, DHS, police departments in Germany, Norway, Australia and New Zealand, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Ernst & Young.
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'''Credentials'''
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Belkasoft D-U-N-S number is 683524694.
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Belkasoft NATO Commercial and Government Entity (NCAGE, also CAGE) code is SKF09.
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Belkasoft is also registered within Central Contractor Registration (CCR), ORCA and WAWF.
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Belkasoft is a registered trademark.
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== External Links ==
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* [http://belkasoft.com/ Official website]
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[[Category:Vendors]]

Latest revision as of 09:21, 8 June 2014

About Belkasoft

Belkasoft is a computer and mobile phone forensic software manufacturer since 2002. The company develops a range of forensic products aimed at law enforcement officials, investigators and experts in IT security and intelligence. The company delivers solutions that work right out of the box, without requiring a steep learning curve or any specific skills to operate

Products

The company’s flagship product is Belkasoft Evidence Center, an all-in-one solution for searching, analysing, managing and sharing digital evidence discovered on suspects’ hard drives and RAM. Supported types of evidence include information found in instant messenger logs, internet browser histories, mailboxes of popular email clients, social network remnants, peer-to-peer data, multi-player game chats, office documents, pictures, videos, encrypted files, mobile backups and system files. Belkasoft Evidence Center is available in four major editions: Chat Analyzer, Chat & Social Analyzer, Professional, and Ultimate. The fifth Enterprise edition brings in centralized evidence processing with server-based operation and user-level permission management. A Portable edition requiring no installation and running off a USB pen drive is also available.

Belkasoft Forgery Detection offers the ability to discover digital pictures that were altered, modified or otherwise manipulated. The tool applies a range of image analysis algorithms and a decisive neural network to produce a single numeric estimate of images’ authenticity.

In addition to commercial products, Belkasoft offers a range of free forensic tools.

Belkasoft Facebook Profile Saver captures information publicly available in Facebook profiles. This small utility is designed for computer forensic and security specialists who need to automate the downloading of Facebook pages to their local computers. A local copy of public Facebook pages may be required for performing investigations and/or presented as court evidence.

Belkasoft Live RAM Capturer is a tiny free forensic tool to reliably extract the entire content of the computer's volatile memory - even if protected by an active anti-debugging or anti-dumping system. Separate 32-bit and 64-bit builds are available in order to minimize the tool's footprint as much as possible. Memory dumps captured with Belkasoft Live RAM Capturer can be analyzed with any forensic tool including Live RAM Analysis in Belkasoft Evidence Center.

Belkasoft Evidence Reader enables Evidence Center users to share evidence collected with the main suite. Users of Evidence Reader can access evidence collected during an investigation from any computer, even if Belkasoft Evidence Center is not installed on that PC.

Customer Base

Belkasoft customers include government and private organizations in more than 60 countries, including the FBI, US Army, DHS, police departments in Germany, Norway, Australia and New Zealand, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Ernst & Young.

Credentials

Belkasoft D-U-N-S number is 683524694. Belkasoft NATO Commercial and Government Entity (NCAGE, also CAGE) code is SKF09. Belkasoft is also registered within Central Contractor Registration (CCR), ORCA and WAWF. Belkasoft is a registered trademark.

External Links