Inside Prelude, an open source IDS

Monday, 22 September 2003, 5:25 PM EST

Today organizations, companies, countries, and ordinary individuals have reflections or even a point of presence in another medium, the Internet. In some cases this point of presence is more important than many real world assessments.

The Internet is built on TCP/IP, not the most secure of protocols. It is never easy to know who is trying to endanger your online presence or when. There's no single do-it-all piece of software. If you don't know what you're doing, a whole suite of firewalls, honeypots, and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) may not be enough.

The quest for security is hot, and it's recently focused on IDSes. An IDS is a virtual watchdog which watches the network and specific hosts for suspicious behavior. Then, it barks or bites. There are plenty of IDSes to choose from, both commercial and open source.

The open source community has another runner in the race. Prelude is a very promising and featureful IDS. It differs from other IDSes, being a hybrid system. Prelude operates both as a host and network IDS.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

The evolution of backup and disaster recovery

Posted on 25 July 2014.  |  Amanda Strassle, IT Senior Director of Data Center Service Delivery at Seagate Technology, talks about enterprise backup issues, illustrates how the cloud shaping an IT department's approach to backup and disaster recovery, and more.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Mon, Jul 28th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //