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LinuxWorld: How to Install PureSecure, the Painless IDS

May 02, 2002, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

[ Thanks to Joe Barr for this link. ]

" There are more differences between ACID and PureSecure than just the license. PureSecure is much more polished, more complete, and more full-featured than its free software counterpart.

"After registering on the Demarc Web site, I received a password via e-mail that allowed me to download the personal version of PureSecure. After reading the 3,000-word license, I determined since I planned to use the product to write about it, and since I am paid for writing, I did not qualify as a non-commercial user. However, the free 30-day evaluation period for commercial users allowed me to continue. My point is this: Read the license. This is not free software. Don't worry about missing your chance to read the license, since Demarc gives you several opportunities.

"The first major difference I noticed between PureSecure and ACID was the installation. The most time-consuming part of the ACID installation is getting the prerequisites -- Apache, MySQL, and SNORT in my case -- configured and installed correctly. PureSecure takes care of all those for you..."

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