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We help you peel back the layers of your enterprise


We are the builders of Security Onion, a free and open source platform for threat hunting, network security monitoring, and log management. Security Onion includes best-of-breed open source tools such as Snort, Suricata, Zeek, Wazuh, the Elastic Stack, and many other security tools. Security Onion Solutions offers appliances and professional services centered around the Security Onion platform, and is the only provider of official Security Onion training.


Our Products and Services

Professional Services
Onsite Training
Online Training

Why choose us?

We created and maintain Security Onion, so we know it better than anybody else


We're the only official authorized training provider for Security Onion


Our instructors are the only Security Onion Certified Instructors in the world


Our course material is the only authorized training material for Security Onion


We've been teaching Security Onion classes and providing Professional Services since 2014


We offer custom appliances selected from our years of experience to fit many different scenarios


When you purchase products and services from us, you're helping to fund development of Security Onion!


Our Team

Doug Burks
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Founder and CEO
Phil Plantamura
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Chief Operating Officer
Mike Reeves
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Product Manager
Wes Lambert
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Senior Engineer
William Wernert
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Software Developer
Josh Brower
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Senior Engineer
Josh Patterson
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Senior Engineer
Karen Henegar Long
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Sales Assistant
Bryant Treacle
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Senior Engineer
John Bernal
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Senior Engineer

Our History

  • 2008

    Our humble beginnings

    In 2008, Doug Burks started working on Security Onion, a Linux distribution for intrusion detection, network security monitoring, and log management.

  • 2009

    First release

    A few months later, the first version of Security Onion was released in 2009.

  • 2012

    Big Distro Rebuild (BDR)

    Over the years, folks began deploying Security Onion on production networks with more and more traffic. In 2012, Security Onion was rebuilt from the ground up, focusing on performance and scalability.

  • 2014

    Security Onion Slutions, LLC

    As the worldwide Security Onion community grew, Doug Burks began receiving more and more requests for training and professional services. In 2014, Doug started Security Onion Solutions LLC to help Security Onion users peel back the layers of their networks.

  • 2015


    Security Onion ISO image downloads hit 200,000 in 2015

  • 2016

    Company expansion

    Security Onion Solutions LLC expanded in 2016, hiring Phil Plantamura as Chief Operating Officer.

  • 2017

    More growth

    In 2017, Security Onion Solutions hired Wes Lambert as Senior Engineer. ISO image downloads broke 500,000.

  • 2018

    Growth continues

    Security Onion Solutions expanded again in 2018, hiring Mike Reeves as Product Manager. We also released our Elastic Stack integration and Security Onion 16.04. ISO image downloads broke 700,000! We celebrated 10 years of Security Onion by announcing custom hardware appliances!

  • 2019

    Security Onion Solutions continues to grow in 2019, adding five new team members. We're currently over 825,000 ISO image downloads and we continue to develop Security Onion Hybrid Hunter!


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