Tenable Network Security Creates A Gibson-esque Network Visualizer

This video by Tenable Security is pretty wild. It shows a visualization of an office network. Using different colors and lines users can pin-point problem areas based on traffic and data being sent and received to each machine.

The system lets you call out various aspects of the network using marker shape, color, and network lines. For example, you can change symbol colors depending on vulnerabilities and even change the shape and position of mobile devices. You can see a little more of the visualization over here.

Tenable released 2.0 of the software this month and sits on top of the company’s Nessus security scanner software. Sadly, the visualizer doesn’t show the “polychrome shadow, countless translucent layers shifting and recombining” of the average computer virus. Maybe we need to wait for the Kuang Mark Eleven.