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ROCK is a tool that was created to solve a problem that was realized several years ago while engaged in real-world missions and training exercises. That problem was that the pervasive network sensor platform at the time, had many architectural and operational issues. It was built on an insecure platform, had performance problems, and did not follow the Unix Philosophy.

The origin of RockNSM can be traced back to the Fall of 2014 when a couple of wide-eyed dreamers started working on their own solution while drinking whiskey in a hotel room. The project developed from an on-mission hasty replacement, to an all-in-one sensor solution, and now a more full featured analysis stack capable of multi-node deployments.


This project is made possible by the efforts of an ever-growing list of amazing people. Take a look around our project to see all our contributors.