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OSSEC HIDS v0.4 available - log analysis, rootkit detection and integrity checking Print E-mail
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Source: Daniel Cid - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Intrusion Detection Version 0.4 of the OSSEC HIDS is now available. OSSEC HIDS is an Open source Host-based intrusion detection software. It performs log analysis, integrity checking, rootkit detection and health monitoring. All this information is correlated and analyzed by a single engine, creating a very powerfull detection tool. OSSEC HIDS is very scalable, allowing you to easily monitor multiple systems from a central server. This new version includes a new rootkit detection system, an improved integrity detection engine (much more complete and with much more detailed alerts), a faster and powerfull analysis system and complete support to Solaris and MacOS (in addition to Linux, *BSD, etc).

Our FAQ ( has more information and we have a new mailling list for the project ( A list of all new features are available here:

To look at the log analysis rules:

For more information on the rootkit detection:

To download:

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