Chapter 3. Stand-alone NSM Deployment and Installation

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At this point, you have selected deployment locations, network access technologies, and server hardware for your NSM platform(s). This chapter demonstrates how to install the open source Security Onion (SO) NSM suite from Doug Burks ( to begin collecting and interpreting network traffic. SO is so incredibly easy to deploy and operate that I use it myself, rather than building my own platforms.

This chapter focuses on installing SO in its simplest configuration: as a stand-alone platform. When you finish this chapter, you will have an NSM appliance ready to provide ...

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