Welcome to the Network Security Toolkit (NST). This bootable ISO live CD/DVD (NST Live) is based on Fedora. The toolkit was designed to provide 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 security professional and network administrator with a comprehensive set of Open Source Network Security Tools. 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, network monitoring, host geolocation, network analysis and configuration of many network and security applications found within the NSTdistribution. In the virtual world, NST can be used as a network security analysis validation and monitoring tool on enterprise virtual servers hosting virtual machines.
Release Features: NST 20 SVN:5663
2014-Feb-20We are pleased to announce the latest NST release: “NST 20 SVN:5663“. This release is based on Fedora 20 using Linux Kernel: “3.13.3-201.fc20“. Significant effort has been devoted to bringing this release on par with Fedora 20. Starting with NST 20, the “Mate” Desktop is now the preferred desktop.
Here are some of the highlights for this release:
- Added a new drag zoom feature to the “NST Ntopng IPv4 Hosts” application. Ntopng is a network traffic probe used for high-speed web-based traffic analysis and flow collection. This drag zoom feature implements a traditional method for zooming in on a particular area of interest on Google Maps by positioning and sizing a zoom rectangle with the mouse. One can easily use this feature to zoom into an area of clustered Ntopng IPv4 Hosts for further investigation which is depicted in the Annotated Image shown below.
- Integration of the “Mate Desktop” and the “LightDM GTK Desktop” login screen greeter are now the preferred defaults for NST.
- Added a new NST WUI page for the network utility script: “getipaddr“.
- Added a new “Network Interface Renaming” mode to the NST script: “nstnetcfg” that creates Predictable Network Interface Names which will survive each system reboot. This capability is beneficial to an NST system equipped with multiple Network Interface adapters.
- Integration of “IPv4 Alias Address Management” into the NST script: “nstnetcfg” that allows for the creation and removal of IPv4 Alias Addresses.
- A number of new articles on getting NST 20 up and running on a system have been written at the NST Wiki site:
- As always, the networking and security applications included have been updated to their latest version which can be found in the manifest.
- For more details related to the code changes for this release, refer to the “Change Log” page.