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SELKS 1.0 RC1 is out

Stamus Networks is proud to announce the availability of SELKS 1.0 RC1. This is the first release candidate of our live and installable ISO based on Debian implementing a ready to use Suricata IDS/IPS. More about SELKS you could read on our Open Source page.

This release includes major overhaul and improvements:

  • Introducing for the first time the new Stamus Networks package repositories developed especially for SELKS - Kibana, Scirius
  • Update and upgrade all software and SELKS the Debian way (apt-get or aptitude)
  • 9 ready to use out of the box IDS/IPS dashboards
  • Over 150 fields to search,select,filter and easily analyze upon right out of the box
  • Fully enabled logging
  • Suricata 2.1beta1 (adding flow and alert payload logging to the NSM arsenal)
  • Scirius 0.8  (latest release of our graphic Suricata ruleset manager)

A better interface

SELKS 1.0 RC1 comes with preloaded dashboards and a modified version of Kibana:


Screenshot from 2014-09-09 20:44:42
This allows interaction with Scirius, our open-source Suricata ruleset management interface:

Screenshot from 2014-09-09 20:26:15

SELKS 1.0 RC1 contains Suricata 2.1beta1 which brings flow and alert payload logging - available right out of the box on the predefined dashboards:

Screenshot from 2014-09-09 22:45:00


Easy upgrade

Stamus is dedicated to provide the latest releases of Suricata, htp and kernel level. That's why we provide generic Debian packaging for the newest Suricata IDS/IPS , htp releases and newest long-term kernel level version (3.14.18 at the time of this writing).

SELKS comes with a standard Debian Wheezy distribution with 3.2 kernel - if you would like to upgrade to the latest long-term supported kernel you can just do (for example kernel 3.14.18):

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
apt-get install linux-headers-3.14.18-stamus linux-image-3.14.18-stamus

For everything else you can just do:

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

As easy as that!



Peter Manev

Peter Manev is the co-founder and chief strategy officer (CSO) at Stamus Networks. He is a member of the executive team at Open Network Security Foundation (OISF). Peter has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, including enterprise-level IT security practice. He is a passionate user, developer, and explorer of innovative open-source security software, and he is responsible for training as well as quality assurance and testing on the development team of Suricata – the open-source threat detection engine. Peter is a regular speaker and educator on open-source security, threat hunting, and network security at conferences and live-fire cyber exercises, such as Crossed Swords, DeepSec, Troopers, DefCon, RSA, Suricon, SharkFest, and others. Peter resides in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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