News & Announcements

OSSEC 2.8 has been released

OSSEC 2.8 has been released.

OSSEC is a cross-platform host intrusion detection system. Hence it’s also known as OSSEC HIDS. It is Free software released under the GNU General Public License, and features log analysis, file integrity monitoring, rootkit detection and real-time active responses. If you intend to run a server anywhere, this is one of the first applications you want to install on it.

OSSEC is a much better security application than Fail2ban, another popular host intrusion prevention application. OSSEC offers a centralized management server with support for agent and agentless monitoring. A complete description of its features are available here.

OSSEC HIDS
OSSEC logo

Aside from the usual bugfixes, the following new features were implemented in this latest release:

  • The -r option was added to the manage_agents command to remove an agent
  • Eventchannel support was added to Windows agent on Vista or later
  • A new configuration option that allows outputing of alerts to a zeromq PUB socket in JSON format, using cJSON library

Details are available in the Release Notes. Download and installation links are available here.

Related Posts

Devuan, DevOne. Here comes a fork of Debian Ha, from ongoing discussions surrounding Systemd/Init in Debian, anybody could have predicted this was going to happen sooner or later. Well, it h...
Ubuntu is not a community distribution That should be obvious to anybody who's been following the development of Ubuntu, but for those who have not, here's the deal: Ubuntu is not a communi...
New USB Type-C cable connectors will be reversible In the future, you will be able to connect any USB cable to a USB port without worrying whether the connector is facing "up" or "down." In other words...
Ubuntu and Mandela. Hope Shuttleworth still remembers what the former means In Southern Africa, the term ubuntu stands for kindness, humanity or human-ness. In fact in most of black Africa, that concept is deeply engrained in ...
How to deploy a Dockerized Java app with a MariaDB backend in 60 seconds Java developers and DevOps professionals have long struggled to automate the deployment of enterprise Java applications. The complex nature of the...
Deploy and manage any cluster manager with Docker Swarm Swarm is native clustering for Docker. Swarm allows production deployment and management of multi-host, multi-container distributed applications at sc...

We Recommend These Vendors and Free Offers

Launch an SSD VPS in Europe, USA, Asia & Australia on Vultr's KVM-based Cloud platform starting at $5:00/month (15 GB SSD, 768 MB of RAM).

Deploy an SSD Cloud server in 55 seconds on DigitalOcean. Built for developers and starting at $5:00/month (20 GB SSD, 512 MB of RAM).

Want to become an expert ethical hacker and penetration tester? Request your free video training course of Online Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking

Whether you're new to Linux or are a Linux guru, you can learn a lot more about the Linux kernel by requesting your free ebook of Linux Kernel In A Nutshell.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*