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Alternatives to Ossec

osquery, Splunk, Wazuh, Snort, and ELK are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Ossec.
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What is Ossec and what are its top alternatives?

It is a free, open-source host-based intrusion detection system. It performs log analysis, integrity checking, registry monitoring, rootkit detection, time-based alerting, and active response.
Ossec is a tool in the Security category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Ossec

  • osquery

    osquery

    osquery exposes an operating system as a high-performance relational database. This allows you to write SQL-based queries to explore operating system data. With osquery, SQL tables represent abstract concepts such as running processes, loaded kernel modules, open network connections, browser plugins, hardware events or file hashes. ...

  • Splunk

    Splunk

    It provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use it to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data. ...

  • Wazuh

    Wazuh

    It is a free, open source and enterprise-ready security monitoring solution for threat detection, integrity monitoring, incident response and compliance. ...

  • Snort

    Snort

    It is an open-source, free and lightweight network intrusion detection system (NIDS) software for Linux and Windows to detect emerging threats. ...

  • ELK

    ELK

    It is the acronym for three open source projects: Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana. Elasticsearch is a search and analytics engine. Logstash is a server‑side data processing pipeline that ingests data from multiple sources simultaneously, transforms it, and then sends it to a "stash" like Elasticsearch. Kibana lets users visualize data with charts and graphs in Elasticsearch. ...

  • Fail2ban

    Fail2ban

    It is an intrusion prevention software framework that protects computer servers from brute-force attacks. Written in the Python programming language, it is able to run on POSIX systems that have an interface to a packet-control system or firewall installed locally, for example, iptables or TCP Wrapper. ...

  • OpenSSL

    OpenSSL

    It is a robust, commercial-grade, and full-featured toolkit for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols. It is also a general-purpose cryptography library. ...

  • Let's Encrypt

    Let's Encrypt

    It is a free, automated, and open certificate authority brought to you by the non-profit Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). ...

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osquery

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Expose the operating system as a relational database (project of Linux Foundation)
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      Splunk

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      Search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data
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      PROS OF SPLUNK
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        API for searching logs, running reports
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        Query engine supports joining, aggregation, stats, etc
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        Query any log as key-value pairs
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        Splunk language supports string, date manip, math, etc
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        Granular scheduling and time window support
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        Alert system based on custom query results
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        Custom log parsing as well as automatic parsing
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        Dashboarding on any log contents
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        Ability to style search results into reports
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        Rich GUI for searching live logs
      CONS OF SPLUNK
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        Splunk query language rich so lots to learn

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      Grafana

      I use Kibana because it ships with the ELK stack. I don't find it as powerful as Splunk however it is light years above grepping through log files. We previously used Grafana but found it to be annoying to maintain a separate tool outside of the ELK stack. We were able to get everything we needed from Kibana.

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      Wazuh

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      Open Source and enterprise-ready security monitoring solution
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          Considering a migration from AlienVault USM to Wazuh. Has anyone done this? Success? Failure? Lessons Learned?

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          Snort

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              ELK

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              The acronym for three open source projects: Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana
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              PROS OF ELK
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                External Network Goes Down You Aren't Without Logging
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                Elastic Search is a resource hog
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                Logstash configuration is a pain
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              Wallace Alves
              Cyber Security Analyst · | 1 upvote · 574.6K views

              Docker Docker Compose Portainer ELK Elasticsearch Kibana Logstash nginx

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              Fail2ban

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                  OpenSSL

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                      Simon Reymann
                      Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH · | 28 upvotes · 3.1M views

                      Our whole DevOps stack consists of the following tools:

                      • GitHub (incl. GitHub Pages/Markdown for Documentation, GettingStarted and HowTo's) for collaborative review and code management tool
                      • Respectively Git as revision control system
                      • SourceTree as Git GUI
                      • Visual Studio Code as IDE
                      • CircleCI for continuous integration (automatize development process)
                      • Prettier / TSLint / ESLint as code linter
                      • SonarQube as quality gate
                      • Docker as container management (incl. Docker Compose for multi-container application management)
                      • VirtualBox for operating system simulation tests
                      • Kubernetes as cluster management for docker containers
                      • Heroku for deploying in test environments
                      • nginx as web server (preferably used as facade server in production environment)
                      • SSLMate (using OpenSSL) for certificate management
                      • Amazon EC2 (incl. Amazon S3) for deploying in stage (production-like) and production environments
                      • PostgreSQL as preferred database system
                      • Redis as preferred in-memory database/store (great for caching)

                      The main reason we have chosen Kubernetes over Docker Swarm is related to the following artifacts:

                      • Key features: Easy and flexible installation, Clear dashboard, Great scaling operations, Monitoring is an integral part, Great load balancing concepts, Monitors the condition and ensures compensation in the event of failure.
                      • Applications: An application can be deployed using a combination of pods, deployments, and services (or micro-services).
                      • Functionality: Kubernetes as a complex installation and setup process, but it not as limited as Docker Swarm.
                      • Monitoring: It supports multiple versions of logging and monitoring when the services are deployed within the cluster (Elasticsearch/Kibana (ELK), Heapster/Grafana, Sysdig cloud integration).
                      • Scalability: All-in-one framework for distributed systems.
                      • Other Benefits: Kubernetes is backed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), huge community among container orchestration tools, it is an open source and modular tool that works with any OS.
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                      Let's Encrypt

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                        Open Source SSL
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                        Simple setup
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                        Free
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                        Microservices
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                        Easy ssl certificates
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