Bro is an open source network monitoring framework that originated in the public-sector worlds of academia, national research laboratories, and various government agencies, and to this day is still best known within these communities.
Bro is especially useful for uncovering the tracks of bad actors as they seek to infiltrate organizations with malware or execute other illicit actions on the Cyber Kill Chain, like lateral movement or establishing command and control links.
Corelight hopes to bring Bro to a broader commercial audience. Its first commercial product: a precisely configured hardware appliance that gives customers a rapidly deployable, high performance Bro capability. An all-software virtual appliance alternative is in the works.
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