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The Practice of Network Security Monitoring by Richard Bejtlich

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Chapter 7. Graphical Packet Analysis Tools

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Chapter 6 introduced the categories of NSM tools: data presentation, data collection, and data delivery. As explained in that chapter, within the data presentation category, some tools are more suited to packet analysis, and others are intended to function as NSM consoles. Chapter 6 focused on data presentation tools that offer access to packets on the command line.

This chapter focuses on packet analysis tools that give analysts GUI access to traffic. Tools in this family include Wireshark, Xplico, and NetworkMiner (NM). All of these applications ship with SO and are available on demand from the distribution. ...

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