15 April 2010 | 13,307 views

PBNJ – Network Architecture Monitoring Tool

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PBNJ is a suite of tools to monitor changes on a network over time. It does this by checking for changes on the target machine(s), which includes the details about the services running on them as well as the service state. PBNJ parses the data from a scan and stores it in a database. PBNJ uses Nmap to perform scans.

What does PBNJ do?

Depending on what you need, PBNJ can do various things. It is able to give a layout of a class network. It can also be run as an automated scanning tool parsing the data to CSV format files and growing an in-depth view of a network over time.

  • Automated Internal/External Scans
  • Flexible Querying/Alerting System
  • Parsing Nmap XML results
  • Easy access to Nmap’s data in a database (SQLite, MySQL or Postgres)
  • Distributed Scanning Consoles and Engines
  • Runs on Linux, BSD and Windows
  • Packaged for Debian, FreeBSD, Gentoo, Backtrack and nUbuntu

You can download PBNJ here:


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