OSSEC v2.0 released

We are very happy to announce the availability of OSSEC version 2.0.

This new version is the first one with support for agentless monitoring and include many others new features and bug fixes:

  1. Compiled Rules – Per popular demand, we are introducing the capability in the product to be able to use pre-compiled rules written in “C”. Customers who felt that the XML format for writing rules was very limiting, can now use the strong programming capabilities of C.
  2. Agentless Monitoring – Lot of enterprises are faced with the requirement to monitor devices where there are restrictions on Agents to be installed either because of scalability requirements or due to the lack of the native operating system support. In version 2.0, Ossec customers can perform integrity checking and real time logs inspection on remote systems (such as Linux based devices, firewall devices such as PIX and routers etc).
  3. New Language Support – We added support for the Dutch language in the install
  4. New Log Rules Support – We added support for Yum logs and fixed/improved many of the other rules for different messages.
  5. New reporting tool – We added a new tool to create and help generate reports

And much more… Check the changelog to see all changes and contributors.

Download the new version from http://www.ossec.net/main/downloads

Special thanks to Michael Starks, Dean Takemori, Scott Shinn, Sebastien Tricaud, Martijn de Boer,Meir Michanie, Matthias Schmidt, Dan Pariott and Daniel Medianero for helping with this release.

Posted in   ossec   releases     by Daniel Cid (dcid)

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