April 2016


After some hard team work, Stamus Networks is proud to announce the availability of SELKS 3.0RC1.

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.

This is a the release candidate of a new major branch with an updated storage visualization stack and latest Suricata.

New Features

  • Suricata IDS/IPS/NSM 3.0.x – latest git master suricata packaged.
  • Elasticsearch 2.3  – latest available ES edition featuring speed, scalability, security improvements and more.
  • Logstash 2.3 – performance improvement ES 2.3 compatability, dynamically reload pipelines on the fly and more
  • Kibana 4.5 – taking advantage of the latest features and performance improvement of ES
  • Scirius 1.1.6 – support for xbits, hostbits, thresholding, suppression, backup and more
  • Evebox – alert management/viewer interface for Suricata/ES  allowing easy export of payload into pcaps

SELKS comes with 11 ready to use Kibana dashboards using more than 190 visualisations.

Please feel free to try it out, spread the word, feedback and let’s talk about SELKS 3.0.


Thresholding with Scirius


Suppression with Scirius


Threshold and suppress ruleset view with Scirius



Payload pcap generation (Evebox)


Payload pcap generation (Evebox)









To get you started (the download link is below this paragraph):

Once installed in order to upgrade all components follow the guide here.

Usage and logon credentials (OS user)  – user: selks-user, password: selks-user (password in Live mode is live). The default root password is – StamusNetworks

Upon log in double click the Scirius icon on the desktop. Credentials are  – user: selks-user, password: selks-user. In the left upper corner click the drop down menu and choose “ALL” dashboards. Choose default index(click on logstash-* and then the green star) as depicted below. Then choose “Dashboards” and choose your desired dashboards from the 11 available.



More about SELKS 3.0RC1

Stamus Networks is proud to announce the availability of Scirius 1.1.6. This new release brings interesting new features and a lot of bugfixes to our Suricata ruleset manager.

Rule page in scirius 1.1.6

The main new features in release are:

  • Backup support
  • Threshold support
  • Xbits and hostbits support
  • Down detection of scirius
  • Top src and destination in rule page
  • Fix of test system that takes Suricata local config into account

The backup system adds a set of new commands to manage.py to backup and restore completely a Scirius instance. scbackup will do a backup and screstore will erase everything and restore latest backup. Backup can be done locally but it is also possible to use FTP, Dropbox or Amazon AWS to store and fetch backups.

On the usability feature side the most important is the support of thresholding. Scirius is now managing a threshold.config that is used by Suricata to limit or suppress alert(s) for a signature under certain conditions. Easiest way to access this feature is to start from a rule page and look at new top source and destination tables:

Top src and dest IP for a signature

The arrow down and the cross can be clicked to trigger edition of a form for a threshold (limit) or a suppression. For instance if you click on the cross, you will get something like:
If there is already a suppression activated for the network/IP, you get a warning:
Adding a suppression

Latest ruleset management feature is the handling of the new xbits and hostbits. When a rule is disable, all the rule sharing a flowbits, a xbits or a hostbits are also deactivated.

At last, browser is now detecting that Scirius is down allowing you to avoid to navigate away from a form you were editing till connection is not restored:
Scirius down

Scirius 1.1.6 may be a minor release for the number in term of features it adds a lots of things users were asking for. You can already get scirius 1.1.6 in latest amsterdam. And it will be part of SELKS 3.0 that will be available really soon.