Flow Analysis

Trisul reconstructs and stores all network flows in a highly efficient format optimized for fast queries. This section describes the tools available.


Flow Tracker

Tracks the top-N flows matching a certain criteria over a certain period of time.

Flow Tagger

Tags interesting flows based on observation of certain types of traffic.

Real Time Stabber

A stabber that enables you to monitor currently active flows involving a host or application.

Explore Flows

General purpose flow query

Investigate IP activity

Investigate all flow based and alert activity of an IP

How to .. with flows

  • Find out which flows caused a traffic spike
  • View flow activity of a host or port in real time
  • Jump from alerts to flows that caused them
  • Search flows for IP
  • Optimize full content storage (eg, store only first 1M of each flow)
All tasks

Working with flows

You can do all of the following

  1. Record all flows, no summarization or roll ups
  2. Fast retrieval of flows
  3. Access to flows from alerts, traffic, end points
  4. Pull up PCAPs for any flow
  5. Flow Taggers – Tag flows automatically for future searches
  6. Flow Tracker – Track top flows that interest you
  7. Flow alerts – Get an alert when someone uploads 10MB out of your network
  8. Payload search – Reassemble TCP, HTTP and search inside flows