What NIDS (Network Intrusion Detection System) do you use?

Discussion in 'Security' started by arcenite, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. arcenite

    arcenite Lifer

    Dec 9, 2001
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    I'm interested in setting up a NIDS. I tried for several days to make Snort useful and it made me want to bathe in acid.

    I am willing to spend money on a suite that doesn't require 800 different third party applications to work properly.

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  3. blankslate

    blankslate Diamond Member

    Jun 16, 2008
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    I don't know if this is what you're looking for but I've been using Roguescanner occasionally

    It identifies how many devices are actually on your network. I have a wireless network with WPA2 and a > 15 character password but it's nice being able double check.
  4. m1ldslide1

    m1ldslide1 Platinum Member

    Feb 20, 2006
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    Snort takes a full-time TCP/IP and security expert to baby-sit it and sift through false positives. Fun CS project, but not realistic for a business.

    Meanwhile, lots and lots of people make NIDS. I think the biggest players are cisco, palo alto, fireeye, and juniper. All of them have significant cost associated and do not require a bunch of 3rd party junk to work. 3 out of 4 of them also have integrated appliances - firewall + IDS/IPS, VPN, etc which can be handy. They also all have their various pros/cons. I recommend trying them out if at all possible.