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Ossec is an open source host-based intrusion detection system that performs log analysis, file integrity checking, policy monitoring, rootkit detection and process monitoring.

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Ossec review by Stephen G.
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"Open Source, Highly Configurable, Actively Maintained Linux Endpoint Security"

What do you like best?

The highly active community maintaining and support the product, as well as the price! The community around OSSEC is highly active on forums and other sites and more than willing to help with any configuration issues that come up. Also, OSSEC maintains regular to fix bugs and improve features. Since there is a very high cost associated with other commercial products in the same space, many other companies seem to have also decided to invest resources in this excellent open source product

What do you dislike?

The high configuration overhead of the system. Be ready to have engineers spend time to debug and validate the configurations and systems that are a part the system. As with any open source system, sometimes the documentation and other internet research tend to lead down the wrong path. Having quality engineers be able to handle, maintain, test the configs are a ciritical part of making OSSEC work in production.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure that you can maintain be configuration overhead of the product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Compliance needs for endpoint security without the ever-scaling costs of per box pricing. Also, by free ourselves from our previous vendor, we've been able to use the same budget to invest more in log rentention and other critical aspects of the business.

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Ossec review by Jean F.
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"OSSEC - A must have for server's administrators"

What do you like best?

First that is an open source project! Second is how the product interacts with my servers, protecting and alarming at every time something or someone does wrong.

What do you dislike?

The web interface is no longer maintained so at the moment, there's no web interface. But you always send your data to Kibana and have graphs available.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use and install in all your servers and workstations, get all the logs needed in a central location!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're solving security problems by using OSSEC as our Intrusion Detection System.

What Network Monitoring solution do you use?

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Ossec review by Jose Antonio B.
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"Great for log monitoring"

What do you like best?

i like the easy way to configure ossec, and how it helps to monitoring and keep tracking of everything on a server.

What do you dislike?

i would like to have an easy deployment in linux like the windows deployment.

Recommendations to others considering the product

its easy to deploy and its open source.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

log management, log analysis, its pretty good tool to monitoring your servers

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