Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Bro 2.5.1 Beta

The beta version for Bro 2.5.1 is now available for testing and can be
downloaded at Binary packages also are available at

This release contains a number of bug fixes. Fixes include:
  •  Better file analysis memory management
  •  Less cluster node communication
  •  Correct expiration of intelligence items after reinsertion
  • A bug in the OCSP validation code

This point-release also includes a number of new features, including new file handling BIFS, support for ERSPAN, and new BroControl options.

For more information see the NEWS and CHANGES files:

Feel free to use our mailing list or the bug tracker to provide feedback or report problems.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Bro Package Questionnaire

The Bro team would like to encourage the development of Bro scripts and plugins by creating a website front-end for the Bro Package Manager, with additional functionality to be determined. We are seeking input from the Bro user community as to what features would be desirable.

Please let us know what features you would like to see by filling out our questionnaire.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Bro Project is looking for developers

The Bro Project is looking for an exceptional engineer to join our core team of Bro developers. If you are interested in helping us advance Bro, please consider applying!

We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated experience leading projects, excellent programming skills in C/C++ and Python, are comfortable at the Unix command line, and have solid knowledge of network technology.  It is a plus if you have implemented network protocols before, been involved with large open-source projects, developed for distributed systems, or have a background in security operations.

This is a full-time position with NCSA’s CyberSecurity and Networking Directorate in Urbana, IL.

If you are interested, please send your application to (TXT or PDF format only please). Make sure to mention any relevant projects that you have worked on in the past, including your particular role.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

BroCon ’17: September 12th - 14th in Urbana, IL

BroCon ’17 will occur on Tuesday, September 12th - Thursday, September 14th at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications in Urbana, IL.

See our event page:

Early bird registration is open! CFP is open! Don't forget to book your hotel.

Interested in sponsoring BroCon? Contact us at for more information.

Thank you for your continued support, and see you in September!

The Bro Project

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Software Freedom Conservancy fund drive

In October of 2015 we announced that the Bro Project joined Software Freedom Conservancy. Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization that helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects. You are likely familiar with many of its member projects; including Git, BusyBox, Samba, and PyPy.
We chose to join Conservancy for several reasons: it builds community transparency and trust, provides legal protection for contributors, clarifies intellectual property, and signifies longevity for the project. They leave the technical and artistic control of the project to the contributors and community.

With the guidance of Conservancy we have formed a leadership team, applied for a trademark, and created a donation and sponsorship framework for community members to give back to the project. This may seem like stuffy paperwork but it is the real work necessary for maintaining a sustainable open-source project.

Now it is our turn to bring the Bro Community to the aid of Conservancy. Conservancy funds its organization by taking a 10% share of donations to member projects, however that is nowhere near enough to fully fund its staff and services. They also rely on donations from people and organizations that are passionate about supporting FLOSS projects.

An anonymous donor has challenged Software Freedom Conservancy with the task of signing up 150 supporters in one week, the deadline is this Monday (February 13th). 

If you support the Bro Project, thank you. Please consider including Conservancy in the support network necessary for keeping the Bro Project running.