Security Onion Solutions
We help you peel back the layers of your enterprise
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Products and Services

Why choose Security Onion Solutions for your Security Onion products and services?

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

* We are 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 are helping to fund development of Security Onion!


We're now offering custom hardware appliances!

We have several different models to choose from:
* Master Server
* Forward Node
* Storage Node
For each model, we offer different sizes for various traffic and log volumes.

Want to learn more about appliances?
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Professional Services

Purchase prepaid hours that can be used for:
* architecture
* installation
* configuration
* tuning
* troubleshooting
* hunting
* and more!

Have questions about professional services?
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Onsite Training

We are the only official source for onsite Security Onion training and our instructors are the only Security Onion Certified Instructors in the world!

We offer multi-day comprehensive training classes with lots of labs and real-world case studies for reinforcement!

Students receive:
* printed course material
* Certificate of Completion

Students walk out of class ready to make their adversaries cry!

CLICK HERE for pricing and registration for Security Onion live public courses.

Have at least 8 students and want private training at your facility in the continental United States? Please send an email to [email protected] for pricing and availability.

We are proud to offer GSA pricing through our partner IntelliGenesis!
Eligible organizations, please send an email to [email protected] for more information.

On-demand Training

We are the only official source for online Security Onion training and our instructors are the only Security Onion Certified Instructors in the world!

We offer online training via on-demand training modules. They are a cost-effective alternative to onsite training, but do not include the in-depth, hands-on labs that our onsite classes do.

The following on-demand training modules are pre-recorded and can be accessed immediately upon payment and for 60 days thereafter:
Security Onion 101: Introduction to Security Onion
Security Onion 201: Best Practices for Production Deployments
Security Onion 301: Best Practices for Distributed Deployments

Best Value! Purchase all 3 classes in a discounted bundle!

CLICK HERE for pricing and registration for Security Onion on-demand training.

Have questions about online training?
[email protected]

Who We Are

Meet the Security Onion Solutions Team

Doug Burks

Founder and CEO

Phil Plantamura

Chief Operating Officer

Mike Reeves

Product Manager

Dustin Lee

Principal Engineer

Wes Lambert

Senior Engineer

Our team has many years of experience in:
* Security Onion
* intrusion detection
* network security monitoring
* enterprise security monitoring
* log management
* incident response

We bring those years of experience to the table whether teaching classes or engaging in professional services.


A Brief 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 Solutions 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 LLC expanded again in 2018, hiring Mike Reeves as Product Manager and Dustin Lee as Principal Engineer. We also released our Elastic Stack integration and Security Onion 16.04. We're currently over 700,000 ISO image downloads. We celebrated 10 years of Security Onion by announcing custom hardware appliances!

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Professional Services

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