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Tool and Usage

Maltrail monitors for traffic on the network that might indicate system compromise or other bad behavior. It is great for intrusion detection and monitoring.

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Usage and audience

Maltrail is commonly used for intrusion detection, network analysis, or 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 10 contributors
  • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers


The Maltrail project is maintained by:


Supported operating systems

Maltrail is known to work on Linux.


Several dependencies are required to use Maltrail.

  • pcapy
  • Python 2

Maltrail alternatives

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Project details
Latest release 0.9 [2016-01-05]
Last updatedApril 12, 2018

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