November 20, 2004
Introduction to Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
One of the most well known and widely used intrusion detection systems is the open source, freely available Snort. It is available for a number of platforms and operating systems including both Linux and Windows. Snort has a large and loyal following and there are many resources available on the Internet where you can acquire signatures to implement to detect the latest threats. For other freeware intrusion detection applications you can visit Free Intrusion Detection Software.