The Network Situational Awareness (NetSA) group at CERT has developed and maintains a suite of open source tools for monitoring large-scale networks using flow data. These tools have grown out of the work of the AirCERT project, the SiLK project and the effort to integrate this work into a unified, standards-compliant flow collection and analysis platform.

CERT is a part of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) operated by Carnegie Mellon University.

Featured Projects

SiLK 3.8.1

The System for Internet Level Knowledge (SiLK) is an efficient network flow collection and storage infrastructure that will accept flow data from a variety of sensors. SiLK also provides a suite of efficient command-line tools for analysis.

YAF 2.5.0

Yet Another Flow Sensor (YAF) processes packet data into bidirectional flow records that can be used as input to an IPFIX Collecting Process. YAF's output can be used with the NetSA Aggregated Flow (NAF) toolchain and the SiLK tools.

fixbuf 1.4.0

The fixbuf library provides a set of functions for processing the IPFIX protocol message format. Using fixbuf, developers can build IPFIX Collecting and Exporting Processes. pyfixbuf provides a Python API to the fixbuf library.

iSiLK 0.6.2

iSiLK is a graphical front-end for the SiLK tools, designed to work with an existing installation of the SiLK analysis suite. The application uses the SSH protocol to connect to an analysis server, run SiLK command-line tools and copy data files. It provides an easy-to-use alternative interface to the core functionality of the SiLK tool suite.