Security based LiveCD distributions are a great way to quickly get your hands on some powerful security tools. Security Onion is no exception, if you are interested in playing with IDS or getting some intrusion detection tools up and running in a hurry you should definitely take a look at this.
What is Security Onion?
The Security Onion LiveDVD is a bootable DVD that contains software used for installing, configuring, and testing Intrusion Detection Systems.
What software does it contain?
The Security Onion LiveDVD is based on Xubuntu 10.04 and contains Snort, Suricata, Sguil, Xplico, nmap, scapy, hping, netcat, tcpreplay, and many other security tools.