OSSEC is an open source security program that checks for vulnerability and keeps guard from intrusions. The ability to thoroughly analyse the log files and keep a check at real time changes to the system integrals is what makes it a reliable program. The best feature is the ability to work across multiple platforms including windows and Linux. Another added advantage is that it can centrally manage multiple systems running different operating systems. The developer Daniel B. Cid publicly introduced it to the world wide web on may 2004.
The ability to manage such huge network and perform real time scanning is what makes it more favoured by online transacting companies. They need higher level of security and most importantly keep a constant check on all the systems for any major changes which can promote loopholes in the end. Continue reading