PRADS – Passive Real-time Asset Detection System

PRADS stands for Passive Real-time Asset Detection System.

PRADS passively listens to network traffic and gathers information about hosts and services sending traffic. One potential use of this data is to map out your network without performing an active scan (no packets are ever sent), allowing you to enumerate active hosts and services.

It can also be used together with your favorite IDS/IPS setup for “event to application” correlation.

PRADS was built from the ground up for a small footprint and modern networks with IPv6 and gigabits of throughput.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Employs digital fingerprints to recognize services on the wire, and can be used to map your network and monitor for changes in real time.
  • Aims to be the one-stop-shop for passive asset detection.
  • Performs MAC lookups, TCP and UDP OS fingerprinting as well as client and service
    application matching and a connection state table.
  • Various output plugins include logfile and FIFO and make PRADS a modern replacement for p0f, pads and sancp.

Website: github.com/gamelinux/prads
Support:
Developer: Edward Fjellskål, Kacper Wysocki and contributors
License: GNU General Public License v2.0

PRADS is written in Standard ML and C. Learn Standard ML with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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