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Alternatives to Snort

Ossec, Splunk, OpenSSL, Let's Encrypt, and Ensighten are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Snort.
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What is Snort and what are its top alternatives?

It is an open-source, free and lightweight network intrusion detection system (NIDS) software for Linux and Windows to detect emerging threats.
Snort is a tool in the Network Monitoring category of a tech stack.
Snort is an open source tool with 1.6K GitHub stars and 417 GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to Snort's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Snort

  • Ossec
    Ossec

    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. ...

  • Splunk
    Splunk

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

  • 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). ...

  • Ensighten
    Ensighten

    Ensighten is a comprehensive website security company, offering next generation compliance, enforcement and client-side protection against data loss, ad injection and intrusion. ...

  • Authy
    Authy

    We make the best rated Two-Factor Authentication smartphone app for consumers, a Rest API for developers and a strong authentication platform for the enterprise. ...

  • Beats
    Beats

    Beats is the platform for single-purpose data shippers. They send data from hundreds or thousands of machines and systems to Logstash or Elasticsearch. ...

  • AWS WAF
    AWS WAF

    AWS WAF is a web application firewall that helps protect your web applications from common web exploits that could affect application availability, compromise security, or consume excessive resources. ...

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Ossec

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A Host-based Intrusion Detection System
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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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        Ability to style search results into reports
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        Alert system based on custom query results
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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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        Custom log parsing as well as automatic parsing
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        Dashboarding on any log contents
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        Rich GUI for searching live logs
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        Splunk query language rich so lots to learn

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      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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      SplunkSplunkElasticsearchElasticsearch

      We are currently exploring Elasticsearch and Splunk for our centralized logging solution. I need some feedback about these two tools. We expect our logs in the range of upwards > of 10TB of logging data.

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      OpenSSL

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          Simon Reymann
          Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH | 29 upvotes 路 5.3M 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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          A free, automated, and open Certificate Authority (CA)
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            Ensighten

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                Authy

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                The easiest way to add Two-Factor Authentication to any website or app.
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                  Google Authenticator-compatible
                CONS OF AUTHY
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                  Terrible UI on mobile

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                Beats

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                    AWS WAF

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                    Control which traffic to allow or block to your web application by defining customizable web security rules
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