November 2014


Stamus Networks is proud to announce the availability of SELKS 1.1 stable release. SELKS is both Live and installable Network Security Management ISO based on Debian implementing and focusing on a complete and ready to use Suricata IDS/IPS ecosystem with its own graphic rule manager. Stamus Networks is a proud member of the Open Source community and SELKS is released under GPLv3 license.

New features:

  • Suricata 2.1beta2 with SMTP support as main new feature
  • Optimized admin scripts
  • Scirius 1.0-beta1 rule manager
  • Authentication for remote access via HTTPS with user based role access
  • Improved Kibana dashboards and an addition of the SMTP dashboard

SELKS dashboard showing SMTP Attachments

Rule detail

Rule detail in scirius

You can download SELKS 1.1 from Stamus Networks’ open source page. Happy users of SELKS 1.0 can upgrade to SELKS 1.1 by using the traditional apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade. Please note that default login/password for HTTPS access is selks-user/selks-user.

More information: Howto and README

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Stamus Networks is proud to announce the availability of version 1.0-beta1 of Scirius, our web interface for Suricata ruleset management. This new release is a huge step toward 1.0 release as it contains a lot of new features and improvements. You can download it from Github download page.

The most visible update is the new design of the interface. It has been been completely changed thanks to Bootstrap CSS framework.

Screenshot from 2014-11-12 10:45:55

But the first change for user is that authentication and user management is now by default. Scirius is now multi user and features three level of permissions from read-only to superuser.

Another new feature is the display of graphics in some page. They are using Elasticsearch data. For example, the next screenshot is showing detail of a rule. A graph has been added to show the activity for that specific rules:

Screenshot from 2014-11-12 10:46:46

The interface is now more responsive as asynchronous requests are used to interact with Elasticsearch. This guarantee a responsive interface even if your Elasticsearch is slow.

SELKS user can upgrade to Scirius 1.0-beta1 via apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade. Please note that the default user/password on SELKS is selks-user/selks-user. Do not forget to change it after first login.