Tool and Usage
Bro is a network security monitoring tool (NSM) and helps with monitoring. It can also play an active rol in performing forensics and incident response.
Why this tool?
Bro helps to perform security monitoring by looking into the network's activity. It can find suspicious data streams. Based on the data, it alert, react, and integrate with other tools.
Bro began as a research project at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 1995. One year later it was taken in production. The project was funded by National Science Foundation as of 2003. The International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) helps with the development, which itself is a non-profit research organization affiliated with the University of California at Berkeley.
Usage and audience
Bro is commonly used for security monitoring. Target users for this tool are security professionals and system administrators.
Tool review and remarks
The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:
- + More than 50 contributors
- + More than 2000 GitHub stars
- + The source code of this software is available
- + Well-known tool
Supported operating systems
Bro is known to work on FreeBSD, Linux, and macOS.
|Latest release||2.5.3 [2018-02-14]|
|Last updated||April 13, 2018|
|Bro GitHub project|
|Bro project website|