The information captured on the wire represents the ground-truth of network activity

Discover Your Network

DynamiteNSM is a free Network Security Monitor (NSM), built on top of several leading, enterprise-grade technologies. The tool provides network and cybersecurity operators with holistic insights into their networks while giving them the ability to deep-dive into lower-level activities.

The solution presents powerful dashboards, giving comprehensive view into performance and threat-based metrics. DynamiteNSM can be easily deployed in different environments including high-speed data centers, small-to-large enterprises, IoT & industrial networks, and even at home.

Rich Protocol Insights

Flow data, such as NetFlow, sFlow, IPFIX, historically has been the industry standard for gleaning insights from network traffic. DynamiteNSM goes much deeper than flows by using a Zeek-based network sensor (aka Bro). Zeek monitors traffic and converts it into relevant metadata for high-level semantic analysis.

Zeek metadata contains comprehensive connection records as well as application-layer transcripts, e.g., HTTP sessions & URIs, key headers, MIME types & server responses; DNS requests & replies; SSL certificates; key content of SMTP sessions; and much more.

Ease of Deployment & Use

DynamiteNSM is designed to be deployed very quickly with minimal configuration. Unlike many other tools, it can be installed and managed with a standalone command-line utility. The system is inherently passive without disruption to the network. There is no need to install agents on every computer, perform network scans, or directly interact with network assets. To start receiving analytics, we just connect agents and optional flow sources to the monitor.

Powerful Open-Source Architecture

DynamiteNSM handles massive volumes of network traffic through scalable ingestion and optimized network sensors. The solution includes two key components: the agent and the monitor. The agent analyzes and forwards network events, while the monitor processes incoming events and displays analytic information.

The monitor component builds upon the ELK stack (ElasticSearch, LogStash, Kibana) and is coupled with the fine-tuned Zeek sensor and Suricata IDS security alerts. DynamiteNSM now includes the DynamiteLab component made of the python API for easy data access and integrated JupyterHub hosted notebooks as the data science environment.