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Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer, and is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions. (Wireshark was known as Ethereal until June 09, 2006)
Snort® is an open source network intrusion prevention and detection system using a flexible rule-driven language, which combines the benefits of signature, protocol and anomaly based inspection methods. With millions of downloads to date, Snort is the most widely deployed intrusion detection and ... [More]
IPCop Linux is a complete Linux distribution whose sole purpose is to protect the networks on which it is installed.
m0n0wall (monowall) is a project aimed at creating a complete, embedded firewall software package that, when used together with an embedded PC, provides all the important features of commercial firewall boxes (including ease of use) at a fraction of the price (free software). m0n0wall is based on a ... [More]
Etherboot is a free software package for making boot ROMs for booting Linux and other operating systems on x86, Itanium, Hammer, and Hyperstone machines over a network using Internet protocols, namely DHCP and tftp. Etherboot has not been actively maintained for several years. Users should upgrade to iPXE.
Firewall Builder consists of a GUI and set of policy compilers for various firewall platforms. It helps users maintain a database of objects and allows policy editing using simple drag-and-drop operations. The GUI and policy compilers are completely independent, which provides for a consistent ... [More]
Vyatta software is a Linux-based, open networking (advanced routing & security) solution that leverages x86 hardware and components to deliver a flexible, affordable alternative to Cisco 1800 through 7200 series routers. Vyatta is a enterprise class, commercial open source offering that can ... [More]
ns-3 is a discrete-event network simulator for Internet systems, targeted primarily for research and educational use. ns-3 is free software, licensed under the GNU GPLv2 license, and is publicly available for research, development, and use. ns-3 is intended as an eventual replacement for the ... [More]