In 2018, Vern Paxson, Zeek creator, announced that the Bro Project had officially changed its name from “Bro” to “Zeek”. With a new project name comes new branding, and in 2019 in the opening remarks for ZeekWeek the new Zeek Project logo was announced. And today we are pleased to announce the NEW Zeek website.
As we began the process of reorganizing the website, we knew we wanted to keep the color blue as a dominant tint as this would allow us to keep with our historic project colors. We felt that these colors would also highlight how critical it is to defend your network and how Zeek can help Blue Teams with that important task. We also wanted to make it easy to find the most current information and streamline how to connect with the community.
Part of this process meant that we needed to decide what content should stay on the site, and what content would get moved to places such as GitHub wiki pages and Read The Docs. We in addition needed to rewrite all content for the new site.
The navigation list below highlights the areas and information you’ll be able to find on the site.
Get Zeek – links to how you can find, install and try Zeek.
Documentation – links to documentation on the feature and LTS (Long Term Support) releases, the development version as well as the developer resources.
Connect – links to all the ways to “connect” with the Zeek Project and the community: Twitter, YouTube, Mailing Lists, Slack, Github, Security Reporting as well as a contact page.
Events – links to upcoming events, a calendar that allows you to see information about events and add them to your calendar, ZeekWeek and past events.
About – links to information about the project, the Zeek LT (Leadership Team), Slack Guidelines, Code of Conduct and Guidelines for using the Zeek marks and logos.
We’re not done yet!
Just as the project, the software and the community continues to grow and evolve, so will the website. We’ll be adding the history of the project in more detail, more information on project governance and how to participate. We’ll also look to reorganize and rewrite our documentation, so stay tuned for more additions and updates.
What does the Zeek Project Logo Mean?
The color blue keeps with our tradition and nods to the Blue Teams who do the hard work of cyberdefense.
The two Zs – one in blue, one in the negative space – reflect our software’s power and its ability to spark epiphanies.
We love feedback! Take a look around and let us know what you think, by sending your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helpful Links and information:
Getting Involved: If you would like to be part of the Zeek Community and contribute to the success of the project please sign up for our mailing lists, join our Slack Workspace, come to our events, follow the blog and/or Twitter feed. If you’re writing scripts or plugins for Zeek we would love to hear from you! Can’t figure out what your next step should be, just reach out. Together we can find a place for you to actively contribute and be a part of this growing community.
About Zeek (formerly Bro): Zeek is the world’s leading platform for network security monitoring. Flexible, open source, and powered by defenders. https://www.zeek.org/