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OSSEC

OSSEC

OSSEC is an Open Source Host-based Intrusion Detection System.

It performs log analysis, integrity checking, monitoring, rootkit detection, real-time alerting and active response.

In addition to being deployed as an HIDS, it is commonly used strictly as a log analysis tool, monitoring and analyzing firewalls, IDSs, web servers and authentication logs.

†OSSEC

License
GNU GPL v3

Developer
Daniel B. Cid

Website
www.ossec.net

Requirements

Support:
OSSEC Documentation,†FAQ, Mailing List

Selected Reviews:
Hurricane Labs, Linux.com

Features include:

  • Unix-only:
    • Unix PAM
    • sshd (OpenSSH)
    • Solaris telnetd
    • Samba
    • Su
    • Sudo
  • FTP servers:
    • ProFTPd
    • Pure-FTPd
    • vsftpd
    • Microsoft FTP Server
    • Solaris ftpd
  • Mail servers:
    • Imapd and pop3d
    • Postfix
    • Sendmail
    • vpopmail
    • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Databases:
  • Web servers:
    • Apache HTTP Server (access log and error log)
    • IIS web server (NSCA and W3C extended)
    • Zeus Web Server errors log
  • Web applications:
    • Horde IMP
    • Modsecurity
  • Firewalls:
    • Iptables firewall
    • Solaris IPFilter firewall
    • AIX ipsec/firewall
    • Netscreen firewall
    • Windows Firewall
    • Cisco PIX
    • Cisco FWSM
    • Cisco ASA
  • NIDS:
    • Cisco IOS IDS/IPS module
    • Snort IDS (snort full, snort fast and snort syslog)
  • Security tools:
    • Symantec AntiVirus
    • Nmap
    • Arpwatch
    • Cisco VPN Concentrator
  • Others:
    • Named (BIND)
    • Squid proxy
    • Zeus eXtensible Traffic Manager
  • Generic unix authentication (adduser, logins, etc)
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