Everis Inc.

LibSFCap

LibPCap is an API that feeds numerous applications including SNORT, Tcpdump and Kismet is a packet capture engine. According to Wikipedia, aside from the packet capture, libpcap can also store the information in a specific file format (now a De Facto standard) such that other applications can utilize the API to further analyze the packet information.

As the incremental element for network communications has been the TCP/IP packet, the utility of this API to capture and sort the destination and data bytes within a TCP/IP packet is the foundation for network communications and related monitoring as we currently know them.

Everis Inc. developed, an API to capture the optical bit stream frames and produce a file library in similar fashion to a packet capture. The similarities being both have an overhead portion and a payload portion. Hence a Library for SONET Frame Capture (libsfcap) that is generated from an API would ultimately have similar utility as libpcap via breaking down key indicators and payload information for real time or post processing analysis and to augment NIDs and monitoring with additional visibility at transport centric layers.

Everis Inc.