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Network Forensics and
Network Security Monitoring

Netresec is an independent software vendor with focus on the network security field. We specialize in software for network forensics and analysis of network traffic.

Our most well known product is NetworkMiner, which is available in a professional as well as free open source version. We also develop and maintain other software tools, such as CapLoader (for big pcap files) and RawCap (a lightweight sniffer).

We at Netresec additionally maintain a comprehensive list of publicly available pcap files.

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NetworkMiner is a Network Forensic Analysis Tool (NFAT) for Windows. NetworkMiner can be used as a passive network sniffer/packet capturing tool in order to detect operating systems, sessions, hostnames, open ports etc. without putting any traffic on the network. NetworkMiner can also parse PCAP files for off-line analysis and to regenerate/reassemble transmitted files and certificates from PCAP files.

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CapLoader is a Windows tool designed to handle large amounts of captured network traffic in the tcpdump/libpcap format (PCAP). CapLoader displays the contents of opened PCAP files as a list of TCP and UDP flows. Users can select the flows of interest and quickly filter out those packets from the loaded PCAP files. Sending the selected flows/packets to a packet analyzer tool like Wireshark or NetworkMiner is then just a mouse click away.

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PacketCache is a free Windows service designed to continuously monitor the network interfaces of a computer and store the captured packets in memory (RAM). The idea is to make full-content packets available for post-event incident response and network forensic analysis. PacketCache can be used either as a complement to solutions for centralized network packet capturing, or without any other network monitoring solution in place.

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RawCap is a tiny (23 kB) command line sniffer for Windows. You can sniff packets with RawCap without having special network drivers (like WinPcap) installed. No installation is required, just download RawCap.exe and start sniffing!


Headlines from our Network Security Blog:

This video tutorial is a walkthrough of how you can analyze the PCAP file UISGCON-traffic-analysis-task-pcap-2-of-2.pcap (created by Brad Duncan). The capture file contains a malicious Word Document (macro downloader), Emotet (banking trojan), TrickBot/Trickster (banking trojan) and an EternalChampi[...]

NetworkMiner 2.4 Released
We are proud to announce the release of NetworkMiner 2.4 today! The new version comes with several improvements, such as username extraction from Kerberos traffic, better OS fingerprinting and even better Linux support. Protocol Updates The Kerberos v5 implementation in NetworkMiner 2.4 can be used[...]

TorPCAP - Tor Network Forensics
Unencrypted network traffic, destined for the Tor network, is sent between localhost TCP sockets on computers running Tor clients, such as the Tor Browser. In this blog post I show how anonymous Tor browsing can be visualized, by loading a PCAP file with localhost traffic into NetworkMiner. We call[...]

Remote Packet Dumps from PacketCache
This blog post describes how to dump a packet capture (pcap file) on a remote computer, which runs the PacketCache service, and retrieve that pcap file using only PowerShell. PacketCache is a free Windows service that continously sniffs network traffic on all interfaces (Ethernet, WiFi, 3G, LTE etc)[...]

Reverse Engineering Proprietary ICS Protocols
One of the highlights at this year's SEC-T conference in Stockholm was Steve Miller's talk titled 'Reversing the TriStation Network Protocol'. In this talk Steve covered his quest to better understand the TRITON malware, which had been used in a targeted attack of an industrial control system (ICS).[...]