Top 10 Intrusion Detection Systems

November 23, 2023 | Editor: Michael Stromann

Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) monitor network activity for suspicious behavior and alerts administrators to potential security breaches.
Suricata is a high performance, open source network analysis and threat detection software used by most private and public organizations, and embedded by major vendors to protect their assets.
OSSEC is a free, open-source host-based intrusion detection system. It performs log analysis, integrity checking, Windows registry monitoring, rootkit detection, time-based alerting, and active response.
Snort is the foremost Open Source Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) in the world. Snort IPS uses a series of rules that help define malicious network activity and uses those rules to find packets that match against them and generates alerts for users.
The real-time network visibility platform for performance, security, and availability, at any scale.
Gigamon delivers network-derived intelligence to your cloud, security, and observability tools.
Tripwire alerts you to unplanned changes and automates remediation to proactively harden your systems and reduce your attack surface. Detect and neutralize threats on-site and in the cloud with superior security and continuous compliance.
CrowdSec is an open-source and collaborative security stack leveraging the crowd power. Analyze behaviors, respond to attacks and share signals across the community.
Corelight combines the power of open source and proprietary technologies to deliver a complete Open Network Detection & Response (NDR) Platform that includes intrusion detection (IDS), network security monitoring and Smart PCAP solutions.
Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch) provides advanced threat detection, accelerated threat response, and simplified network segmentation using multilayer machine learning and entity modeling.
Zeek (formerly Bro) is the world’s leading platform for network security monitoring. Flexible, open source, and powered by defenders.
AIDE (Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment, is a file and directory integrity checker.
USM Anywhere delivers powerful threat detection, incident response, and compliance management for cloud, on-premises, and hybrid environments.
Editor: Michael Stromann
Michael is an expert in IT Service Management, IT Security and software development. With his extensive experience as a software developer and active involvement in multiple ERP implementation projects, Michael brings a wealth of practical knowledge to his writings. Having previously worked at SAP, he has honed his expertise and gained a deep understanding of software development and implementation processes. Currently, as a freelance developer, Michael continues to contribute to the IT community by sharing his insights through guest articles published on several IT portals. You can contact Michael by email