Sabonis provides a way of quickly parsing EVTX, proxy and PCAP files and extracting just the information related to lateral movements.

It also has the ability of loading all this information into a Neo4J database.

This not only provides a graphic and easy-going way of investigating an incident, but also allows incident handlers to make use of the powerful graph database language “Cypher”


  • Extracts and merge lateral movements from more than 7 different EVTX files
  • Parses Squid proxy events
  • Extracts all lateral movements from PCAP files
  • Quick and low memory comsumption
  • Loads different sources into a Neo4J database
  • Includes a Cypher Playbook to make investigations easy

Getting Started

Make sure that you have evtx_dump binary in src folder

Note: Before running, you must first generate the parsed XML files with


usage: [-h] [--version] [--source_artifact SOURCE_ARTIFACT] [--csv_output CSV_OUTPUT] [--csv_input CSV_INPUT] [--ne04j_url NE04J_URL]
                  [--ne04j_user NE04J_USER] [--only_first] [--ignore_local] [--stats] [--directory] [--exclusionlist EXCLUSIONLIST] [--focuslist FOCUSLIST]
                  [--timezone TIMEZONE]
                  {parse,load2neo} {pcap,proxy,evtx,freestyle}

parse forensics artifacts to CSV and load them into neo4j database

positional arguments:
  {parse,load2neo}      choose the action to perform
                        type of artifact

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --version             show program's version number and exit
  --source_artifact SOURCE_ARTIFACT
                        forensic artifact file
  --csv_output CSV_OUTPUT
                        Resulting CSV ready to be loaded
  --csv_input CSV_INPUT
                        Processed CSV to be loaded into Neo4j instance
  --ne04j_url NE04J_URL
                        Ne04j database URL in bolt format
  --ne04j_user NE04J_USER
                        Ne04j database user. Pass will be prompted
  --only_first          Just parse first connections of the group source_IP, user, dest_IP
  --ignore_local        Just include remote logins
  --stats               Display stats of processed evidence
  --directory           Parses a whole winevt/Logs directory and merges results
  --exclusionlist EXCLUSIONLIST
                        Excludes all the evidence logs or packets that contain strings included in this wordlist
  --focuslist FOCUSLIST
                        Parser will ONLY process the evidence logs or packets that contain strings included in this wordlist
  --timezone TIMEZONE   All dates with be converted to specified timezone. Ex: Europe/Leon



  • Parse all EVTX files before processing with Sabonis
./ source_folder_with_evtx destination_folder

Get CSVs With Lateral Movements

  • Process all evtx files in a directory
./ parse evtx --source artifact folder_with_pivotfoot_output --directory --csv_output sabonis_output.csv --ignore_local

Loading Into Neo4J

  • Load sabonis_output into neo4j database
./ load evtx --csv_input sabonis_output.csv -ne04j_url NE04J_URL --ne04j_user NE04J_USER

Published by Tamil S

Tamil has a great interest in the fields of Cyber Security, OSINT, and CTF projects. Currently, he is deeply involved in researching and publishing various security tools with Kali Linux Tutorials, which is quite fascinating.

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