<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="https://px.ads.linkedin.com/collect/?pid=2180921&amp;fmt=gif">

Let’s talk about SELKS 1.2

Stamus Networks is proud to announce the availability of SELKS 1.2 stable release. SELKS is both Live and installable Network Security Management ISO based on Debian implementing and focusing on a complete and ready to use Suricata IDS/IPS ecosystem with its own graphic rule manager. Stamus Networks is a proud member of the Open Source community and SELKS is released under GPLv3 license.

New features:

  • Suricata 2.1beta3  - Lua support for Stats output and Modbus parsing and matching as additional main features
  • Scirius 1.0-rc2 rule manager
  • Elasticsearch 1.4.3  - upgrade from 1.1.2
  • New Desktop icons - easy access to Dashboards and Scirius
  • Conky - "a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop."



Desktop-SELKS1.2 Desktop icons and Conky

You can download SELKS 1.2 from Stamus Networks' open source page. Happy users of SELKS 1.1 can upgrade to SELKS 1.2 by using the traditional apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade. Please note that default login/password for HTTPS access (Dashboards or Scirius icons) is selks-user/selks-user.

NOTE - Elasticsearch upgrade for SELKS

If you were running Elasticsearch 1.1.2 with SELKS 1.1 this is the way to upgrade to Elasticsearch 1.4.3:

make sure your /etc/apt/sources.list.d/elasticsearch.list  looks like so

root@SELKS:~# cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/elasticsearch.list
deb http://packages.elasticsearch.org/elasticsearch/1.4/debian stable main
deb http://packages.elasticsearch.org/logstash/1.4/debian stable main

then run

apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

Please make sure you consider some testing/verification for ES in a QA/test environment before doing the upgrade in the production environment.

Download SELKS 1.2

More information: Howto and README

Follow us on Twitter, Google+ and Github

Get help at Freenode IRC on the #SELKS channel and/or  Google Mailing list.

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.

Schedule a Demo of Stamus Security Platform


Related posts

SELKS 10: The Next Big Leap for Open-Source Network Security

Stamus Networks is pleased to announce the release and availability of SELKS 10, the newest version...

SELKS: 10 Years of Open-Source Network Defense

This month, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of SELKS, Stamus Networks’ open-source Suricata-based...