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1/6/2021
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6 Open Source Tools for Your Security Team

Open source tools can be great additions to your cloud security arsenal. Here are a half-dozen to get you started.
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OSSEC
OSSEC is an open source, host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS). It is widely used, very scalable, and multiplatform, making it well-suited for deployment on a cloud-based infrastructure.
OSSEC has a huge user base, with more than 500,000 downloads each year, as reported by the OSSEC project team. One of OSSEC's strengths is that it can be used both as an IDS and as an analytics engine, allowing for analysis of firewall, IDS, web server, and authentication logs.
As an open source project distributed under the GNU GPL V2 license, OSSEC can be readily modified to fit an organization's specific needs. In standard configurations, OSSEC provides intrusion, rootlet, and malware detection; active response to attacks and unauthorized system changes; and compliance auditing.
(Image: OSSEC Project Team)

OSSEC

OSSEC is an open source, host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS). It is widely used, very scalable, and multiplatform, making it well-suited for deployment on a cloud-based infrastructure.

OSSEC has a huge user base, with more than 500,000 downloads each year, as reported by the OSSEC project team. One of OSSEC's strengths is that it can be used both as an IDS and as an analytics engine, allowing for analysis of firewall, IDS, web server, and authentication logs.

As an open source project distributed under the GNU GPL V2 license, OSSEC can be readily modified to fit an organization's specific needs. In standard configurations, OSSEC provides intrusion, rootlet, and malware detection; active response to attacks and unauthorized system changes; and compliance auditing.

(Image: OSSEC Project Team)

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