Snort is a network intrusion detection and prevention system. It is the most widely deployed technology of its kind in the world. It performs detection using a variety of methods including rules-based detection, anomaly detection, and heuristic analysis of network traffic. Its rules language is open source and available to the public as well.
SecurityFocus ARIS Extractor is a sophisticated Intrusion Detection System (IDS) log analyzer and reporting system, integrated with the SecurityFocus ARIS web site. It allows administrators to upload Intrusion Detection System (IDS) logs to the SecurityFocus ARIS Web site, producing sophisticated reporting, and research attacks and events. By filtering out insignificant or benign data and converting it to a common (XML) format, ARIS extractor streamlines incident reporting for both security professionals and home users, allowing IDS operators to focus only on relevant attacks and incidents. It allows you to analyze and archive logged incidents, cross reference incidents/attacks with the SecurityFocus Vulnerability Database, look up contact information for offending IP addresses, generate personal incident statistics and reports, automatically identify and report important incidents, reduce the amount of time spent parsing IDS logs, and generate daily summary reports, delivered by email (optional). All of this is done without revealing any information that could be used to discern your identity. It can be configured to obfuscate IP addresses, names, and other pertinent details before submitting them to the ARIS Analyzer web site. It supports Snort, Cisco Secure IDS, Dragon, NetProwler, RealSecure, BlackICE Defender, and ICEPac.
GKrellM is a GTK-based stacked monitor program that charts SMP CPUs, disks, load, active net interfaces, and internet connections. There are also builtin monitors for memory and swap, file systems with mount/umount feature, mailbox checking including POP3 and IMAP, clock/calendar, laptop battery, sensors (temperatures, voltages, and fans), and uptime. It has LEDs for the net monitors and an on/off button and online timer for PPP. There is a GUI popup for configuration, plugin extensions can be installed, and many themes are available. It also features a client/server monitoring capability.
Ettercap is a network sniffer/interceptor/logger for ethernet LANs. It supports active and passive dissection of many protocols (even ciphered ones, like SSH and HTTPS). Data injection in an established connection and filtering on the fly is also possible, keeping the connection synchronized. Many sniffing modes were implemented to give you a powerful and complete sniffing suite. Plugins are supported. It has the ability to check whether you are in a switched LAN or not, and to use OS fingerprints (active or passive) to let you know the geometry of the LAN.
OpenVPN is a robust and highly configurable VPN (Virtual Private Network) daemon which can be used to securely link two or more private networks using an encrypted tunnel over the Internet. OpenVPN's principal strengths include wide cross-platform portability, excellent stability, support for dynamic IP addresses and NAT, adaptive link compression, single TCP/UDP port usage, a modular design that offloads most crypto tasks to the OpenSSL library, and relatively easy installation that in most cases doesn't require a special kernel module.
MP-MICH is a Multi-platform uniform MPI implementation, based on MPICH and SCI-MPICH, resulting in a high performance, consistent MPI across both ethernet and SCI networks in a hybrid environment. There is a single, standardized source tree for all platforms. It is compliant with the MPI-1 standard.