Justin Foster of DevelopingSecurity.com wrote an amazing article for the OSSEC site:

In the open source world some projects have taken on beloved status by their loyal user base. OSSEC is one of them, and for good reason.

For those of you unfamiliar, OSSEC (pronounced Oh-Sec) is an Open Source Host-based Intrusion Detection System. It performs log analysis, file integrity checking, policy monitoring, rootkit detection, real-time alerting and active response.

Over a year and a half ago I was tasked to review OSSEC as a potential acquisition for Third Brigade. I was of course, sufficiently impressed with OSSEC’s capabilities, but I was surprised at the level of respect it had developed in the community. I was curious as to why OSSEC had such a solid reputation.

Read in FULL: I heart OSSEC

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