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Metron

18 Jan 2017

Metron is a project dedicated to providing an extensible and scalable advanced
network security analytics tool. It has strong foundations in the Apache
Hadoop ecosystem.

Metron has been incubating since 2015-12-06.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. Trigger a community discussion to graduate from incubation.  We have
    received a lot of value from the incubation process and after speaking
    to our mentors and going through the Apache Project Maturity Model we
    believe that we will soon be ready to graduate.
 2. Vote to ratify our Development Guidelines and Process for Reporting
    Issues
 3. Vote to ratify our Release Process

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

 We refreshed our website to be more compliant with Apache policies

How has the community developed since the last report?

 - We added 2 committers
 - We had a clean Apache build

How has the project developed since the last report?

 - We closed 63 PRs as of our last build
 - We integrated with Apache Ambari to make the project easier to deploy
 - We modified and re-voted on our Bylaws
 - We successfully filed our Name Search Jira.

Date of last release:

 2016-11-14

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 2016-9-1

Signed-off-by:

 [x](metron) Billie Rinaldi
 [ ](metron) Chris Mattmann
 [ ](metron) Owen O'Malley
 [x](metron) P. Taylor Goetz
 [ ](metron) Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli

19 Oct 2016

Metron integrates a variety of open source big data technologies in order to
offer a centralized tool for security monitoring and analysis. Metron provides
capabilities for log aggregation, full packet capture indexing, storage,
advanced behavioral analytics and data enrichment, while applying the most
current threat-intelligence information to security telemetry within a single
platform.

Metron has been incubating since 12-08-2015

Three most important issues to address in the move towards Graduation.


- Building a diverse community of developers for Metron
- Getting security practitioners to provide feedback on requirements
- Make an Apache release


Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware of


- We are currently in the process of producing our third Apache release

* How has the community developed since the last report

- We received strong community contributions in both code, documentation, and
testing from two additional community members and are hoping to make them
committers shortly

- David Lyle and Nick Allen were promoted to PPMC
- Tweaked and re-voted on the community bylaws
- Introduced a by-weekly community demo and meeting


* How has the project developed since the last report

- We closed on 41 more Jiras and made our code base more compliant and
introduced several important features. We also had lively discussion on the
dev boards about how these features should be implemented.

Signed-off-by:

[x](metron) Billie Rinaldi
[ ](metron) Chris Mattmann
[ ](metron) Owen O'Malley
[x](metron) P. Taylor Goetz
[ ](metron) Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli

20 Jul 2016

Metron integrates a variety of open source big data technologies in order to
offer a centralized tool for security monitoring and analysis. Metron
provides capabilities for log aggregation, full packet capture indexing,
storage, advanced behavioral analytics and data enrichment, while applying
the most current threat-intelligence information to security telemetry
within a single platform.

Metron has been incubating since 2015-12-06.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards
Graduation.

 - Building a diverse community of developers for Metron
 - Getting security practitioners to provide feedback on requirements
 - Make an Apache release

Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to
be aware of

 - We are currently trying to produce our second Apache release of Metron

How has the community developed since the last report

 - In the process of adding one additional committer, Michael Miklavcic
 - We accepted numerous contributions from non-committers interested in
   Metron, including additional parsers and sample telemetries
 - We host a weekly UI working session and were able to source requirements
   for a new UI prototype
 - We hosted a Metron meetup, which received a lot of interest from the
   community
 - We saw an uptick in interest from the community on the dev boards which
   corresponds to people trying the product prior to an official release,
   which is a good sign.
 - We are receiving community JIRAs for bug reports and security issues

How has the project developed since the last report

 - We closed over 100 Jiras and are in the latest stages of releasing our
   second Apache release.
 - We added additional installation automation and documentation
 - We added additional features around parsing and a rules engine through a
   DSL called Stellar
 - We are adding infrastructure called "Model as a Service" to uptake ML
   models

Date of last release:

 April 2016

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 David Lyle on 22 March 2016

Signed-off-by:

 [x](metron) Billie Rinaldi
 [x](metron) Chris Mattmann
 [ ](metron) Owen O'Malley
 [x](metron) P. Taylor Goetz
 [ ](metron) Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli

20 Apr 2016

Metron integrates a variety of open source big data technologies in order to
offer a centralized tool for security monitoring and analysis. Metron
provides capabilities for log aggregation, full packet capture indexing,
storage, advanced behavioral analytics and data enrichment, while applying
the most current threat-intelligence information to security telemetry
within a single platform.

Metron has been incubating since 2015-12-06.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards
Graduation.

 - Building a diverse community of developers for Metron
 - Getting security practitioners to provide feedback on requirements
 - Make an Apache release

Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to
be aware of

 - We are currently trying to produce the first Apache release of Metron

* How has the community developed since the last report

 - We added one additional committer, David Lyle
 - We accepted 2 separate contributions from non-committers interested
   in Metron
 - We saw an uptick in interest from the community on the dev boards which
   corresponds to people trying the product prior to an official release,
   which is a good sign.

* How has the project developed since the last report

 - We closed 20 more Jiras and are in the latest stages of releasing an
   Apache release.
 - We added deployment automation for EC2 so trying out Metron in a
   multi-node environment is even easier
 - We integrated the CI environment that infra set up for us at our request
   so that unit tests and apache rat license checks are run on every pull
   request submitted
 - We added support for indexing enriched sensor capture data into Apache
   Solr indexing as well as Elasticsearch

Date of last release:

 --

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 David Lyle on 22 March 2016

Signed-off-by:

 [X](metron) Billie Rinaldi
 [ ](metron) Chris Mattmann
 [X](metron) Owen O'Malley
 [ ](metron) P. Taylor Goetz
 [ ](metron) Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli

16 Mar 2016

Metron integrates a variety of open source big data technologies in order to
offer a centralized tool for security monitoring and analysis. Metron
provides capabilities for log aggregation, full packet capture indexing,
storage, advanced behavioral analytics and data enrichment, while applying
the most current threat-intelligence information to security telemetry
within a single platform.

Metron has been incubating since 12-08-2015

Three most important issues to address in the move towards
Graduation:

 - Building a diverse community of developers for Metron
 - Getting security practitioners to provide feedback on requirements
 - Make an Apache release

Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be
aware of?

 - We are currently trying to produce the first Apache release of Metron
 - We would like to request Apache infrastructure (a Jenkins server) for CI

How has the community developed since the last report?

 - We voted to add one additional committer, Nick Allen

How has the project developed since the last report?

 - We closed on 15 more Jiras and made our code base more compliant with
   Apache Licenses.  We are at the latest stages of cleaning up the code
   base to come up with the Apache build.

Signed-off-by:

 [X](metron) Billie Rinaldi
 [ ](metron) Chris Mattmann
 [ ](metron) Owen O'Malley
 [X](metron) P. Taylor Goetz
 [ ](metron) Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli

17 Feb 2016

Metron integrates a variety of open source big data technologies in order to
offer a centralized tool for security monitoring and analysis. Metron
provides capabilities for log aggregation, full packet capture indexing,
storage, advanced behavioral analytics and data enrichment, while applying
the most current threat-intelligence information to security telemetry
within a single platform.

Metron has been incubating since 12-08-2015

Three most important issues to address in the move towards
Graduation.

 - Building a diverse community of developers for Metron
 - Getting security practitioners to provide feedback on requirements
 - Make an Apache release

Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware
of?

 - We are currently trying to produce the first Apache release of Metron
 - We would like to request Apache infrastructure (a Jenkins server) for CI

How has the community developed since the last report

 - We started working on implementing a variety of new features on Metron
 - We did a Meetup in the DC area jointly with Capital One.  We had over 75
   people in attendance with many expressing interest in joining the Metron
   project

How has the project developed since the last report

 - This month we have closed 7 key Jiras and built up scripts for standing
   up an integration and test environment for Metron that anyone in the
   community can take advantage of

Signed-off-by:

 [x](metron) Billie Rinaldi
 [ ](metron) Chris Mattmann
 [ ](metron) Owen O'Malley
 [X](metron) P. Taylor Goetz
 [ ](metron) Vinod K

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

20 Jan 2016

Metron is a project dedicated to providing an extensible and scalable
advanced network security analytics tool. It has strong foundations in the
Apache Hadoop ecosystem.

Metron has been incubating since 2015-12-06.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. Building a diverse community of developers for Metron
 2. Getting security practitioners to provide feedback on requirements
 3. Make an Apache release

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

 None.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 - We added Debo Dutta as a committer

How has the project developed since the last report?

 - We received a signed SGA from Cisco
 - We picked our new logo
 - We setup our new website
 - We closed our first few Jiras

Date of last release:

 No release yet.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 2016-01-08

Signed-off-by:

 [X](metron) Billie Rinaldi
 [X](metron) Chris Mattmann
 [X](metron) Owen O'Malley
 [X](metron) P. Taylor Goetz
 [ ](metron) Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli

Shepherd/Mentor notes: