Tool and Usage
OSSEC uses a centralized, cross-platform architecture allowing multiple systems to be monitored and managed.
The OSSEC project was acquired by Third Brigade, Inc in June 2008. This included the copyrights owned by Daniel Cid, its project leader. They promised to continue the development, keep it open source, and extend commercial support and training to the community.
Trend Micro acquired Third Brigade in May 2009. This included the OSSEC project. Trend Micro promised to keep the software open source and free.
Tool review and remarks
The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:
- + Commercial support available
- + Well-known tool
- - Commercial support available
Supported operating systems
OSSEC is known to work on Linux, Microsoft Windows, OpenBSD, Solaris, and macOS.
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