RadialNet: An Interactive Network Topology Visualization Tool with Visual Auditing Support

  • João P. S. Medeiros
  • Selan R. dos Santos
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5508)

Abstract

The pervasive aspect of the Internet increases the demand for tools that support both monitoring and auditing of security aspects in computer networks. Ideally, these tools should provide a clear and objective presentation of security data in such a way as to let network administrators detect or even predict network security breaches. However, most of these data are still presented only in raw text form, or through inadequate data presentation techniques. Our work tackles this problem by designing and developing a powerful tool that aims at integrating several information visualization techniques in an effective and expressive visualization. We have tested our tool in the context of network security, presenting two case studies that demonstrate important features such as scalability and detection of critical network security issues.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • João P. S. Medeiros
    • 1
  • Selan R. dos Santos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Engineering and AutomationFederal University of Rio Grande do NorteNatal/RNBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Informatics and Applied MathematicsFederal University of Rio Grande do NorteNatal/RNBrazil

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