RE: Host Based IDS Recommendations?

From: Alvin Wong (
Date: 10/16/03

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    To: Milind Nanal <>
    Date: 16 Oct 2003 10:03:19 +0800

    Hi Milind,

    Thanks for the recommendation for Windows HIDS.
    AIDE is a similar-esque HIDS to Tripwire but works on Unix servers. The
    Unix Tripwire version is commercial and you have to pay in order to use
    it but as a freeware, AIDE works fine.
    As per the recommendations of some in this thread, you can have a look
    at osiris,
    I am still in the process of getting it to work for me but with some
    tweaking and time to do the tweaking, it should be working fine.:>

    You can also try samhain,
    I haven't tried it but you should have a look.


    On Wed, 2003-10-15 at 21:39, Milind Nanal wrote:
    > Try
    > Secuplat HIDS for NT. It have server agent based features. Link is as below.
    > I would like to know Unix AIDE which you are talking about. It is server
    > agent based HIDs?
    > I am looking for Linux based HIDs which should be more advance than
    > tripwire. Tripware is just doing file level auditing am looking for some
    > feature (on linux box) similar to Secuplat HIDS for NT.the central server
    > should collect all attack, file change auditing data, User security breaking
    > data for all my linux box. Just simple agent should be installed on my
    > linux box to send the attack data to central server. some thing similar to
    > Snare HIDs.
    > Your feed back on this is appreciated.
    > Regards,
    > Milind
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Simon Gray []
    > Sent: Monday, October 13, 2003 7:44 PM
    > To: Alvin Wong;
    > Subject: Re: Host Based IDS Recommendations?
    > > I would like to find out for Windows boxes if there are any
    > > recommendations for Host based IDS, i know that for unix there is AIDE,
    > > linux, tripwire. What are the solutions for Windows machines? Would
    > > running a software IDS that is capable of monitoring and protecting the
    > > file systems a la tripwire with signed hashes kept in removable media be
    > > sufficient? If there are, what are the usual suspects for host based IDS
    > > that is used prevalently in industry? I'm hoping for both free and
    > > commercial solutions
    > Theres a company called Trustcorps whom provide a commercial solution to
    > what i believe you're looking for:
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