Network Security Toolkit


Network Security Toolkit (NST) is based on Fedora. The toolkit was designed to provide easy access to best-of-breed Open Source Network Security Applications and should run on most x86/x86_64 platforms.

The main intent of developing this toolkit was to provide the network security administrator with a comprehensive set of Open Source Network Security Tools. The majority of tools published in the article: Top 100 Security Tools by INSECURE.ORG are available in the toolkit. An advanced Web User Interface (WUI) is provided for system administration, navigation, automation, geolocation and configuration of many network and security applications found within the NST distribution. In the virtual world, NST can be used as a network security analysis, validation and monitoring tool on enterprise virtual servers hosting virtual machines.

Source: http://www.networksecuritytoolkit.org

VIPER Assessment Security Tools Linux security distribution


VAST is a Linux-based security distribution specifically designed for pentesting VoIP and UC networks. It enables security professionals and UC owners to more rapidly perform VoIP security assessments, or enumerate vulnerabilities in IP Phones or IP PBX servers within a lab or testbed. With VAST, a security consultant has every tool necessary to carry out a successful onsite or remote penetration test or vulnerability assessment against a UC network. VAST is built on Ubuntu 9.04 and includes all of the open source VIPER Lab tools, in addition to some other network pentest tools.

VAST has been thoroughly tested in the VIPER Lab not only for operability, but for ease of use as well. In addtion, a repository system for updating VIPER Lab tools. When a new version of a VIPER tool is released, it’s as easy as apt-get update.

Along with the assessment tools included in the distribution, there is also a VoIP honeyclient, for enhancing VoIP research. VAST is routinely updated in a timely manner, when new tools are developed and new exploits become available. VAST can be downloaded in .ISO format and VMWare guest image.

Source: http://vipervast.sourceforge.net/

Categories: Security Distribution

NodeZero Linux


NodeZero is Ubuntu based linux designed as a complete system which can also be used for penetration testing. With NodeZero comes around 300 tools for penetration testing and set of basic services which are needed in penetration testing.

Source: http://netinfinity.org/

CAINE – Computer Aided INvestigative Environment


CAINE (Computer Aided INvestigative Environment) is an Italian GNU/Linux live distribution created as a project of Digital Forensics
Currently the project manager is Nanni Bassetti.
CAINE offers a complete forensic environment that is organized to integrate existing software tools as software modules and to provide a friendly graphical interface.
The main design objectives that CAINE aims to guarantee are the following:

  • an interoperable environment that supports the digital investigator during the four phases of the digital investigation
  • a user friendly graphical interface
  • a semi-automated compilation of the final report

Source: http://www.caine-live.net

Categories: Security Distribution

REMnux – A Linux Distribution for Reverse-Engineering Malware


REMnux is designed for running services that are useful to emulate within an isolated laboratory environment when performing behavioral malware analysis. As part of this process, the analyst typically infects another laboratory system with the malware sample and directs potentially-malicious connections to the REMnux system that’s listening on the appropriate ports.

REMnux is also useful for analyzing web-based malware, such as malicious JavaScript, Java programs, and Flash files. It also has tools for analyzing malicious documents, such as Microsoft Office and Adobe PDF files, and utilities for reversing malware through memory forensics. In these cases, malware may be loaded onto REMnux and analyzed directly on the REMnux system without requiring other systems to be present in the lab.

Source: http://sourceforge.net/projects/remnux/

Blackbuntu – Penetration Testing Distribution


Blackbuntu is distribution for penetration testing which was specially designed for security training students and practitioners of information security.

Blackbuntu is Ubuntu base distro for Penetration Testing with GNOME Desktop Environment. It’s currently being built using the Ubuntu 10.10 and work on reference Back|Track.

Source: http://www.blackbuntu.com/node/33

Security Onion LiveDVD


The Security Onion LiveDVD is based on Xubuntu 10.04 and contains Snort, Suricata, Sguil, Xplico, nmap, scapy, hping, netcat, tcpreplay, and many other security tools.

Source: http://sourceforge.net/projects/security-onion/files/

Categories: Security Distribution