By Dean Lombardo
There are few single-source private data networks or datacenters anymore, with digitally transforming organizations dependent on a mix of internal, service provider, and cloud infrastructure provider network endpoints to access, store and share their information.
Toward securing this hybrid, distributed computing, many organizations have turned to the agile and flexible Open Source Security (OSSEC). Because of its free cost, flexibility and agility, OSSEC is the world’s most popular open source host-based intrusion detection system and a workhorse for tens of thousands of security and DevOps teams. A community security development platform like OSSEC gives you a solid toolset of data security and privacy capabilities such as:
File integrity monitoring
OSSEC brings tremendous power and it’s also flexible enough for most cloud, container, and server environments.
OSSEC+, the next evolution of OSSEC, helps organizations to better keep pace with digital business development and rapid new service launches. It offers wider security protection because your security needs technology that moves as quickly as your business does. OSSEC+ brings:
Real-time community threat sharing, so your threat detection is fueled by bigger data and analytics.
Machine learning (ML) that sharpens your file and system monitoring from a balanced secure access perspective.
1,000s of new rules for securing open source environments.
Use of a security dashboard.
Built-in support for regulatory compliance.
OSSEC+ is a great free platform to orchestrate your security, but you need more from this technically challenging platform. With Atomic OSSEC, you get more – more integrated security functionality and dedicated support.
Atomic OSSEC is built specifically for organizations that need to leverage OSSEC in large or mission-critical environments. With a dedicated management console, thousands of pre-built OSSEC rules, compliance reporting, professional service support, and more, Atomic OSSEC makes it easy to deploy, manage, and use OSSEC in any on-premise, cloud, or hybrid environment.
Atomicorp eliminates the complexity and burden of cybersecurity and compliance by harnessing and extending the power of OSSEC and machine learning. Atomicorp aggregates and correlates data across the enterprise to automatically provide high fidelity active response and recovery in cloud and traditional environments. Atomicorp reduces costs, supports multi-platforms, and provides an interface to manage complex activities across the enterprise for compliance.
Here’s a look at what upgrading from OSSEC or OSSEC+ to Atomic OSSEC brings:
|Capability||OSSEC||OSSEC+||Atomic OSSEC||The Atomic Advantage|
|Enterprise support||No||No||Yes||Available on premises and/or as part of cloud-based SaaS.|
|File integrity monitoring||Yes||Yes||Advanced||The ability to monitor more than just files, keeping your databases, servers, cloud environments clean. You get the functionality of a full cloud workload protection solution.|
|Vulnerability scanning||No||No||Yes||Assess the vulnerabilities of files and their hosting environments, including directories, servers, and clouds, and reduce false alarms.|
|Active response||No||No||Yes||Be prepared for unknown attacks, as well as known, with machine learning and built-in seclusion capabilities.|
|2FA and hardware security key integration.||No||No||Yes||Integration with YubiKey and Google Titan.|
|OSSEC rules||1000||1000s||5000||5x the number of OSSEC rules.|
|Threat Intelligence||No||No||Yes||Global community threat data supporting your protection and active response.|
|Visualization dashboards||No||Yes||Yes||Several thousand additional rules and community threat intel data form the analytical basis for graphics.|
|Reporting and compliance||Not integrated||Not integrated||Yes||OpenSCAP, Center for Internet Security, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, GDPR.|
|SIEM||Not integrated||Not integrated||Yes||Out-of-the-box integration with Splunk, Arcsight, ELK, and others|
|Service support||No||No||Yes||Dedicated expertise to help you get the most out of your advanced OSSEC implementation.|
|Support for all major cloud platforms||No||No||Yes||AWS, Azure, GCP|
Discover how Atomic OSSEC can power your open source security and compliance.
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