RITA v3.0.1 releases: Real Intelligence Threat Analytics

Real Intelligence Threat Analytics (RITA) is an open source framework for network traffic analysis.

The framework ingests Bro Logs, and currently supports the following analysis features:

  • Beaconing Detection: Search for signs of beaconing behaviour in and out of your network
  • DNS Tunneling Detection Search for signs of DNS based covert channels
  • Blacklist Checking: Query blacklists to search for suspicious domains and hosts
  • URL Length Analysis: Search for lengthy URLs indicative of malware
  • Scanning Detection: Search for signs of port scans in your network

Changelog v3.0.1


  • Store the dns client IPs for each queried hostname (#436)
  • Remove unused Logmover code (#445)
  • Converted print statements to logs (#446)


  • Fix Typos For Rolling Imports (#444)
  • Remove Tags From Bro Log Types (Recognize Security Onion http log) (#439)


  • Download the latest install.sh file from the release page
  • Make the installer executable: chmod +x ./install.sh
  • Run the installer: sudo ./install.sh
  • Start MongoDB: sudo service mongod start

API Keys

RITA relies on the Google Safe Browsing API to check network log data for connections to known threats. An API key is required to use this service. Obtaining a key is free, and only requires a Google account.

To obtain an API key:

  • Go to the Google cloud platform console.
  • From the projects list, select a project or create a new one.
  • If the API Manager page is not already open, open the left side menu and select API Manager.
  • On the left, choose Credentials.
  • Click Create credentials and then select API key.
  • Copy this API key to the APIKey field under SafeBrowsing in the configuration file.
  • On the left, choose Library.
  • Search for Safe Browsing.
  • Click on Google Safe Browsing API.
  • Near the top, click Enable.


Source: https://github.com/activecm/