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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...

Introducing Open NRD: Newly Registered Domain Threat Intel Feeds for Suricata

This article describes the details of the new Open NRD threat intelligence feeds provided by Stamus...

Creating Kibana Visualizations with SELKS

Visualizing network security logs or data is a crucial aspect of effectively analyzing and...

A Practical Guide to Small Office / Home Office Network Visibility with SELKS: Part 1 - Equipment Selection

Have you ever counted how many computer devices, smart IoT gadgets, TV’s, kitchen appliances,...

Closing a Suricata Supply Chain Attack Vulnerability

On 15-June-2023 the OISF announced a new release of Suricata (6.0.13) which fixes a potential...

Unlocking the Secrets of Forensic Investigations: Solving the SANS Forensic Quiz using SELKS

Are you looking to improve your threat hunting and network based forensic analysis skills with...

Analyzing Network Traffic with Kibana in SELKS: the SN-Hunt-1 Dashboard Part 1

Keeping your network secure can feel like an endless game of cat and mouse. But with SELKS and its...

Use SELKS to solve the Unit 42 Wireshark Quiz

This blog describes how to solve the Unit 42 Wireshark quiz for January 2023 with SELKS instead of...

Inside SELKS: What's Under the Hood

SELKS is a turnkey Suricata-based IDS/IPS/NSM ecosystem that combines several free, open-source...

Impact of OpenSSL CVE-2022-3602 and CVE-2022-3786 on SSP and SELKS Users

TL;DR

Stamus Networks uses OpenSSL in the Stamus Security Platform (SSP) as well as our open source

SELKS 7: Deployment and Applications

Perhaps the most exciting thing about the release of SELKS 7 is the various practical applications...

SELKS 7: Newly Updated Capabilities

This series introduces SELKS 7, the latest update to the free, open-source, turn-key Suricata based...

SELKS 7: An Introduction

In this series, you will get an overview of the SELKS 7 platform, the new updates and functionality...

Feature Spotlight: Pivot from IDS Alert Metadata to Signature Details

Sometimes, even after extensive training, we forget about important features or ways of using a...

Spin up a Complete Suricata Network Security Platform in Under 2 Minutes

Believe it or not, you can launch a turnkey Suricata IDS/IPS/NSM installation – with as few as 4...

SELKS on Docker: A Much More Portable and Agnostic Solution

Here at Stamus Networks, we are strongly committed to open-source and believe that ease of use has...

Scaling Suricata in the Enterprise - Leverage Advanced Analytics

Background

As we have previously written, for all Suricata’s capabilities, building out an...

Scaling Suricata in the Enterprise - Consolidate Alerts and Logs

Background

As we have previously written, for all Suricata’s capabilities, building out an...

Scaling Suricata in the Enterprise - Tuning the Sensors

Background

As we have previously written, for all Suricata’s capabilities, building out an...

Scaling Suricata in the Enterprise - Centralizing Sensor Management

For all Suricata’s capabilities, building out an enterprise-scale deployment of Suricata with...

Scaling Suricata in the Enterprise - Optimize Sensor Placement

As we’ve written before, Suricata is a high-performance network threat detection, IDS, IPS and...

SELKS 6 [The stuck-at-home edition]

SELKS 6 is out!

If you are still teleworking, you may wish to test and deploy this new edition to...

SELKS 5 - The Sorceress

SELKS 5 is out! Thank you to the whole community for your help and feedback! Thank you to all the...

SELKS5 RC1 - Threat Hunting and more...

Hi!Yet another upgrade of our SELKS. We are very thankful to all the great Open Source projects and...

SELKS5 Beta: new hunting interface and FPC

Hey! Our new and upgraded showcase for Suricata has just been released - SELKS5 Beta. Thanks to...

Scirius 2.0 is here to get your Suricata easier, faster, stronger

Stamus Networks is proud to announce the availability of Scirius Community Edition 2.0. This is the...

SELKS 4.0

This first edition of SELKS 4 is available from Stamus Networks thanks to a great and helpful...

Suricata 4.0 and why it does matter

Suricata 4.0 is out and this switch from 3.x to 4.x is not marketing driven because the changes are...

SELKS 4 RC1

After a very valuable round of testing and feedback from the community we are pleased to announce...

Scirius CE 1.2.0 is for IPS and collaboration

Stamus Networks is proud to announce the availability of Scirius 1.2.0. This release of our...

The third SELKS is out

Yes, we did it: the most awaited SELKS 3.0 is out. This is the first stable release of this new...

Amsterdam 1.0, SELKS and docker

Stamus Networks is proud to announce the availability of version 1.0, nicknamed "glace à la...

Let’s talk about SELKS 3.0RC1

After some hard team work, Stamus Networks is proud to announce the availability of SELKS 3.0RC1.

Scirius 1.1.6 brings new key features

Stamus Networks is proud to announce the availability of Scirius 1.1.6. This new release brings...

Amsterdam: SELKS & Docker using Compose

Stamus Networks is proud to announce the availability of the first technology preview of Amsterdam.

Version 1.1 brings Scirius to a new level

Stamus Networks team is proud to announce the availability of Scirius 1.1. This new release brings...

Let's talk about SELKS 2.0

Stamus Networks is proud to announce the availability of SELKS 2.0  release.

Scirius 1.0 is out

Stamus Networks is proud to announce the availability of Scirius 1.0. This is the first stable...

SELKS 2.0 beta1 based on Debian Jessie

Stamus Networks is proud to announce the availability of SELKS 2.0 BETA1 release. With Jessie...

Let’s talk about SELKS 1.2

Stamus Networks is proud to announce the availability of SELKS 1.2 stable release. SELKS is both...

Conky for SELKS

Conky is a cool, desktop and lightweight monitoring tool. SELKS comes with a ready to use Conky...

Accuracy of Elasticsearch facets

Introduction

Elasticsearch and Kibana are wonderful tools but as all tools you need to know their...

Let’s talk about SELKS 1.1

Stamus Networks is proud to announce the availability of SELKS 1.1 stable release. SELKS is both...

Using Stamus Networks Debian Repositories

Stamus Networks supports its own generic and standard Debian Wheezy 64 bit packaging repositories...

Slides of SELKS lightning talk at hack.lu

After giving a talk about malware detection and suricata, Eric Leblond gave a lightning talk to...

SELKS privacy dashboard

Introduction

SELKS 1.0 is featuring a privacy dashboard. This is a dashboard focusing on HTTP and...

Let's talk about SELKS 1.0

Stamus Networks is proud to announce the availability of SELKS 1.0 stable release. SELKS is both...

SELKS 1.0 RC1 is out

Stamus Networks is proud to announce the availability of SELKS 1.0 RC1. This is the first release...

SELKS 1.0 beta2 is available

Stamus Networks is proud to announce the release of SELKS 1.0 beta2. This is the second public...