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OSSEC: the Open Source Host Intrusion Detection System

Dec 07, 2010, 19:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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" With over seven years of active development, and more than 20000 downloads a month, OSSEC has become the de-facto standard for open source Host-based Intrusion Detection.

"If you have ever worked on information security, than you must have heard of Snort, the Open Source Network Intrusion Detection System. Together with a Firewall, a well configured Snort sensor placed between your LAN and Internet, is a good protection against external threats. Nevertheless, According to Forrester Research, the majority of security breaches involve internal employees, with some estimates as high as 85 percent. So what if an employee of yours launches a local attack without casting a single packet? Host based Intrusion Detection Systems, namely OSSEC, are a solution."

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