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Network Forensics Packages and Appliances



Open Source web visual tool for information security specialists, system administrators and everyone who needs to analyze large amounts of captured network traffic.

CapAnalysis performs indexing of data set of PCAP files and presents their contents in many forms, starting from a list of TCP, UDP or ESP streams/flows, passing to the geo-graphical representation of the connections.




Enterasys Dragon

Instrusion Detection System, includes session reconstruction.

MNIS Collector MNIS Collector is an IPFIX collector which also supports legacy Netflow. It was designed to be used with the MNIS Exporter, which is a Deep Packet Inspection probe that can be used to decode 300+ protocols on up to 20 Gbps and report the information in IPFIX.

Mantaro Network Intelligence Solutions (mnis)

MNIS is a comprehensive and scalable network intelligence platform for network forensics and various other applications. It is built on high speed Deep Packet Inspection and metadata alerting. It can be used to understand network events before and after an event. It scales from LAN environments to 20 Gbps service provider networks.


IP geolocation services and data provider for offline geotagging. Free GeoLite country database. Programmable APIs.





NetworkMiner is a Network Forensic Analysis Tool (NFAT) for Windows. NetworkMiner can be used as a passive network sniffer/packet capturing tool in order to detect operating systems, sessions, hostnames, open ports etc. without putting any traffic on the network. NetworkMiner can also parse PCAP files for off-line analysis and to regenerate/reassemble transmitted files and certificates from PCAP files. The purpose of NetworkMiner is to collect data (such as forensic evidence) about hosts on the network rather than to collect data regarding the traffic on the network. The main view is host centric (information grouped per host) rather than packet centric (information showed as a list of packets/frames). NetworkMiner has, since the first release in 2007, become popular tool among incident responce teams as well as law enforcement. NetworkMiner is today used by companies and organizations all over the world.

NetworkMiner is available both as a free open source tool and as a commercial network forensics tool.


VoIP/RTP decoder. pcap2wav is part (a sub-project) of Xplico and it supports and decodes the following audio codecs: G711ulaw, G711alaw, G722, G729, G723, G726 and MSRTA (x-msrta: Real Time Audio).




Name Server Lookup command line tool used to find IP address from domain name.








Linux/open-source. Based in India.

OmniPeek by WildPackets

OmniPeek is a network forensics tool used to capture, store, and analyze historical network traffic.


Web service and command line tool to look up registry information for internet domain.

American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

African Network Information Center (AfriNIC)

Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)

Latin American and Caribbean IP Address Regional Registry (LACNIC)

RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC)

Wireshark / Ethereal

Open Source protocol analyzer previously known as ethereal.


Kismet is an 802.11 layer2 wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system.


KisMAC is an open-source and free sniffer/scanner application for Mac OS X.


Open Source Network Forensic Analysis Tool (NFAT). Protocols supported: HTTP, SIP, FTP, IMAP, POP, SMTP, TCP, UDP, IPv4, IPv6, ...

VoIP sniffer and decoder. Audio codec supported: G711ulaw, G711alaw, G722, G729, G723, G726 and MSRTA

Expert Team - 3i System

Expert Team 3i System provides real-time data traffic reconstruction which allows raw data packet stream to be decoded, reassemble and reconstruct back to the original content view receive/compose/sent by the target users. Supported layer 7 protocols and applications include HTTP (Web URL and Content, Web Video, Web File Upload and Download, Email - POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Webmail, Social Networking Sites, FTP File Upload and Download, Instant Messaging, VoIP etc....

fmadio 10G Packet Capture

Cost effective full line rate 10G packet capture to disk appliance. Featuring a slim 1U solution with 4 hot swap drives and 16TB of raw disk space, generating nanosecond PCAP files that can be downloaded for further processing at 10Gbit speed. This is a commercial appliance by a small independent vendor.

Command-line tools

arp- view the contents of your ARP cache

ifconfig - view your mac and IP address

ping - send packets to probe remote machines


SplitCap is a free open source pcap file splitter.

tcpdump - capture packets

snoop - captures packets from the network and displays their contents (solaris

nemesis - create arbitrary packets

tcpreplay - replay captured packets

traceroute - view a network path

gnetcast - GNU rewrite of netcat

packit - packet generator

nmap - utility for network exploration and security auditing

Xplico Open Source Network Forensic Analysis Tool (NFAT)

pcap_latency_analyzer Analyze packet latency between 2 PCAPs or between 2 MAC addresses or any packets with the same payloads.

ARP and Ethernet MAC Tools

arping - transmit ARP traffic

arpdig - probe LAN for MAC addresses

arpwatch - watch ARP changes

arp-sk - perform denial of service attacks

macof - CAM table attacks

ettercap - performs various low-level Ethernet network attacks

CISCO Discovery Protocol Tools

cdpd - transmit and receive CDP announcements; provides forgery capabilities

ICMP Layer Tests and Attacks






IP Layer Tests

iperf - IP multicast test

fragtest - IP fragment reassembly test

UDP Layer Tests

udpcast - includes UDP-receiver and UDP-sender

TCP Layer

Layer Four Traceroute (LFT) and WhoB - TCP tracing