Characterizing Enterprise Networks

Principal Investigator(s): 
Mark Allman, Vern Paxson

While the global Internet have been extensively studied, the behavior of enterprise networks at the Internet's edge remains under-studied. One of the crucial reasons for this is a lack of apt tools that focus on protocols and technologies used within an enterprise, but not used across the global Internet (e.g., protocols that drive distributed file systems). As part of this project, researchers are developing tools to better analyze the traffic specific to these enterprise networks. Our monitoring tools will eventually be part of the Bro network monitoring system, which is in use at major universities, large research labs, supercomputing centers, and open-science communities around the country.

Funding provided by NSF grant 1161799, NeTS: Medium: Characterizing Enterprise Networks.