Observable Networks Releases “ONA” Source Code for IT Security

St. Louis, MO – October, 13, 2015 Observable Networks Inc., an emerging leader of network security technology and advanced threat detection services, today announced extensions to the Observable Network Appliance (ONA) source code, which are available as an open source project under the Apache version 2.0 license. Observable Networks has always published the source of ONA’s IP traffic metadata collection software, and today’s announcement is the next step in Observable’s commitment to understanding device roles and behaviors within networks.

The following capabilities are now publicly available:

  • The IP traffic metadata collector
  • The NetFlow metadata collector
  • The SNMP and Syslog notification publishers
  • Various operating system integration scripts
  • A Docker file for monitoring containerized applications

The project’s documentation also includes information on how to install the ONA on various platforms.

“Making the ONA source code available to everyone, in particular our customers, means that there can be complete assurance regarding the data being collected from a network,” said Bryan Doerr, CEO of Observable Networks. “As we continue to enhance the ONA, we’ll ensure that its source code will always be available.”

To see Observable’s complete listing of open source projects please visit

About Observable Networks

Observable Networks, Inc. is an emerging leader of network security technology and advanced threat detection services that identify compromised and misused networked devices currently escaping detection by network security tools. Observable’s endpoint modeling technology includes a cloud-based service platform incorporating automated security analytics and real-time traffic sensors to continuously model all devices on networks of any size, all the time. Endpoint modeling is indifferent to encryption and does not use threat signatures. Observable empowers organizations to readily understand normal and abnormal device behaviors in their networks, helping them to identify compromised devices and facilitate faster remediation. Observable Networks is a privately held company headquartered in St. Louis, MO. For more information, please visit