Network Security Toolkit (NST) – Security Monitoring Toolkit

Network Security Toolkit (NST) is a bootable ISO image (Live DVD) based on Fedora 20 providing easy access to best-of-breed Open Source Network Security Applications and should run on most x86/x86_64 platforms.

The main intent of developing this toolkit was to provide the network security administrator with a comprehensive set of Open Source Network Security Tools.

Network Security Toolkit (NST) - Network Security Monitoring Toolkit
Network Security Toolkit (NST) – Network Security Monitoring Toolkit

The majority of tools published in the article: Top 125 Security Tools by INSECURE.ORG are available in the toolkit. An advanced Web User Interface (WUI) is provided for system/network administration, navigation, automation, geolocation and configuration of many network and security applications found within the NST distribution.

Some of the features with this toolkit are:

  • Multi-Tap Network Packet Capture
  • Web-Based Network Security Tools Management
  • Host/IPv4 Address Geolocation
  • Network/System Monitoring
  • Network Intrusion Detection
  • Network Interface Bandwidth Monitor
  • Web-based Snort IDS Integration
  • Active Connections Monitor
  • Network Segment ARP Scanner
  • Network Packet Capture CloudShark Upload Support
  • Multi-Port Terminal Server
  • VNC / RDP Desktop Session Management

The lateste release NST 30 SVN:11210 include the following improvement:

  • The NST WUI supports geolocation of photos or videos that have embedded geotagged information. This provides the security professional with potential location and speed discovery when conducting a forensic analysis. The combination of using the ExifTool utility for metadata extraction with the NST Mapping Tools provides this geolocation capability.
  • The NST WUI Directory Browser page has been enhanced to facilitate the entry point for photo and video geolocation. At first, if many images appear to overlap at the same location on the Google Map, a thumbnail representation will be presented. One can then zoom in to provide better image location separation to reveal individual photo or video detail. If a video image can be geolocated (e.g., One generated by a Garmin Dash Cam 55), one can view and control the video with a new NST Map Data Layer Editor tool. This tool has many features including video frame segment location identification, speed colorization, measurement tools and video jump to control.
  • Added a new NST WUI page to find all domains hosted on a web server. This makes use of the Reverse IP Domain Check tool provided at the you get signal website.
  • Many NST WUI bug fixes were completed and enhancements were added including and new NST Shell Administration console menu.
  • As always, the networking and security applications included have been updated to their latest version which can be found in the manifest.

You can read more and download this toolkit over here:

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