Monday, November 10, 2008

Securix-NSM 1.0 Released

Yesterday I read A successor is born... Securix-NSM 1.0. Securix-NSM is a Debian-based live CD that is the fastest way I've ever seen for a new user to try Sguil. All you have to do is download the 280 MB .iso, boot it, and follow the quick start documentation.

Those steps are basically:

  1. Open a terminal.

  2. Execute 'sudo nsm start'.

  3. Double-click on the Sguil client icon.

  4. Log into Sguil.



To test Sguil, I executed 'apt-get install lynx' then visited www.testmyids.com. In the screenshot you'll see the default Sguil installation generated two alerts. I was able to generate a transcript and launch Wireshark. However, SANCP session records did not appear to be inserted into the database although SANCP was running.

I suggest trying Securix-NSM if you'd like to try using Sguil but have no experience setting it up.

5 comments:

Richard Bejtlich said...

Firnsy responded to a question I asked on SANCP:

1. Check if the sancp_agent has updated its status in the sguil "Agent Status" window.
2. If the "Last" column shows N/A then performing a "sudo /etc/init.d/sancpd restart" should update the time in about 15 seconds and from then on its all good again.

That's the temporary work around at this stage and we'll have a more permanent fix in the next release 1.1.

Anonymous said...

Securix-nsm 1.0.1 has been released that fixes the above problem. We have reverted to sancp 1.6.1 which fixes the problem. Original release was using sancp 1.6.2 release candidate, and it turns out that sancp requires a restart each time you want to flush the data to disk for the agent to be able to process it.

see www.securixlive.com for more details.

Thanks Richard for the feedback.

Regards,
Coops

Anonymous said...

securixlive is having issues... lots of broken links. Any mirrors?

The requested URL /securix-nsm/download.php was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/2.2.9 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.9 OpenSSL/0.9.8b mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 Server at www.securixlive.com Port 80

secdz said...

@anonymous : It's back ... :)

Anonymous said...

Hi,I would like to know how to handle huge amount of raw data captured by NSM (Full content data) in a ISP environment for example. It needs at least a huge hard disk space and I think it would be difficult to manage the huge amount of data capture in practice for say a long period of time.(say for the whole day)..Thanks for sharing the experience in advance.