Capturing and Analyzing Live Network Traffic in a Virtual Environment using Open Source IDS: Snort & Logging Alerts in MYSQL

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Provided by: Auricle Technologies
Topic: Data Centers
Format: PDF
Network intrusion detection along with firewall provides an important layer of security for computer system or network. This paper describes a virtual network created using virtualization tool implemented with snort IDS to monitor traffic crossing the network. Snort is a freeware and open source NIDS tool which is basically a rule-driven system. The uniqueness of this hands-on learning is that it also allows new developer to learn snort rule writing by testing and debugging their rules against the live traffic.
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