framework honeypot

Revitalizing a Centralised Honeypot Framework

Bringing the dead back to life
In early 2005 the SURFids Framework, later renamed to SURFcert IDS, was developed ( The unique concept was the centralised detection approach, based on honeypots, with decentralised sensors running OpenVPN. From a marketing perspective ‘IDS’ was chosen in the name, in that age a popular term. Many organisations worldwide have used this open-source framework, however with a last update on the code in 2011, the project slowly died.
In early 2015, several members of the HoneyNED project (, being part of HoneyNet (, decided to revitalize SURFids under a new name: Anansi
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