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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Nab Hackers with Snort on Linux

Aug 18, 2003, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

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"Stocking a Linux security toolbox? Don't forget Snort, says Rafeeq Ur Rehman, author of Intrusion Detection with Snort from Prentice Hall PTR. Snort's stability and cross-platform compatibility makes it Rehman's enterprise open-source intrusion-detection system of choice. In this interview, he discusses the common mistakes people make when using Snort and addresses the tools everyone should have in their security toolboxes. Rehman also talks about the benefits of honeypots to Linux users.

"To start, what general tools should an IT shop have in its Linux security toolbox?

"Rafeeq Ur Rehman: There are many tools available in open-source. Depending upon what applications and servers are running in an IT shop, a different set of tools is needed. However there are some common tools that are used by everyone in the security area..."

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