Ping is one of those protocols that no one thinks about until it isn’t working and you’re trying to quickly troubleshoot connectivity between devices. Officially known as ICMP, ping is one of the older RFCs and is most used for its echo requests and replies for troubleshooting networks. Some administrators simply block all ICMP everywhere on their network. Is this for everyone? Is this necessary? With everyone’s network having its own constraints and security policies, hopefully this post can provide some insight into the thought process behind monitoring for ping.Read more
Monitoring applications is a useful tool in the network administrators tool belt and I’d like to go over how Scrutinizer can help monitor your network in both the realm of bandwidth utilization and security alerting. This blog will cover why it is important to monitor applications and the different ways we can gather and report on that information using Scrutinizer.Read more
What is STIX/TAXII?
STIX stands for Structured Threat Information Expression, which is an open-source language and serialization format used in sharing threat intelligence. Think of it as the vehicle for containing the threat information. Threat intelligence is communicated as objects and is detailed or as brief as the creator would like. TAXII stands for Trusted Automated Exchange of Indicator Information and is an application protocol that uses HTTPS/HTTP to enable communication. Think of this as the highway for STIX to travel on.Read more