Free Lunch :: OSSEC

    Date16 Apr 2007
    Posted ByBrittany Day
    OSSEC is an open source host based intrusion detection system. The website states, "It performs log analysis, integrity checking, Windows registry monitoring, rootkit detection, time-based alerting and active response." That is a mouthful.

    Regardless of your opinion of a HIDS and IDSes in general, OSSEC probably covers at least one item on your I need that checklist. You may have log analysis tools already, but maybe lack host integrity checking. If you like the functionality of open source trip wire, but need centralized reporting and data gathering, then OSSEC is for you.

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