The goal of the Benson Distributed Monitoring System project is to make a distributed monitoring system with the extensibility and flexibility of mod_perl. The end goal is for system administrators to be able to script up their own alerts and monitors into an extensible framework which hopefully lets them get sleep at night. The communication layer uses standard sockets, and the scripting language for the handlers is Perl. It includes command line utilities for sending, listing, and acknowledging traps, and starting up the benson system. There is also a Perl module interface to the benson network requests.
Big Brother is a combination of monitoring methods. Unlike SNMP where information is just collected and devices polled, Big Brother is designed in such a way that each local system broadcasts its own information to a central location. Simultaneously, Big Brother also polls all networked systems from a central location. This creates a highly efficient and redundant method for proactive network monitoring.
BigDaddy is a program for monitoring servers. It is similar to Nagios, with the added benefit of also monitoring and controlling the crontab (or any scheduled application) across an entire fleet of servers. The application comes in the form of a daemon for monitoring and reporting as well as an easy-to-use Web-based GUI for controlling monitoring, viewing timelines of incidents, filing incidents and graphing statistics. The application is extensible with any sort of monitoring module and notification is based on a five step escalation process.
Bigboos is a network monitoring system that pools devices based on configuration. It is designed to allow mid-sized ISPs to monitor their network and central offices whose branch offices are connected on T1 or E1 lines to monitor their clients and branches. It is based on ICMP and SNMP. A small customer database manager is included. It has the capability to generate and manage trouble tickets, provides the current status about devices being monitored, and generates downtime reports.
BinarySEC is an intelligent Web application firewall designed to suppress malicious traffic on Web sites and applications. Its artificial intelligence engine learns normal traffic and blocks malicious requests with very high accuracy. BinarySEC secures against a wide range of attacks, including cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection, command injection, PHP includes, parameter tampering, buffer overflow, directory traversal, attack obfuscation, and more. BinarySEC for Apache includes a graphical installer and a Web-based administration interface.