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Author Caswell, Brian
Title Nessus, Snort, and Ethereal Power Tools : Customizing Open Source Security Applications
Imprint Rockland, MA : Elsevier Science & Technology Books, 2005
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (472 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
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Series Jay Beale's Open Source Security
Jay Beale's Open Source Security
Note Cover -- Contents -- Foreword -- Nessus Tools -- The Inner Workings of NASL -- Debugging NASLs -- Extensions and Custom Tests -- Understanding the Extended Capabilities of the Nessus Environment -- Analyzing GetFileVersion and MySQL Passwordless Test -- Automating the Creation of NASLs -- The Inner Workings of Snort -- Snort Rules -- Plugins and Preprocessors -- Modifying Snort -- Capture File Formats -- Protocol Dissectors -- Reporting from Ethereal -- Host Integrity Monitoring Using Osiris and Samhain -- Index -- Related Titles
This book will cover customizing Snort to perform intrusion detection and prevention; Nessus to analyze the network layer for vulnerabilities; and Ethereal to "sniff" their network for malicious or unusual traffic. The book will also contain an appendix detailing "the best of the rest" open source security tools. Each of these tools is intentionally designed to be highly customizable so that users can torque the programs to suit their particular needs. Users can code their own custom rules, plug-ins, and filters that are tailor-made to fit their own networks and the threats which they most commonly face. The book describes the most important concepts of coding and customizing tools, and then provides readers with invaluable working scripts that can either be used as is or further refined by using knowledge gained from the book
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Caswell, Brian Nessus, Snort, and Ethereal Power Tools : Customizing Open Source Security Applications Rockland, MA : Elsevier Science & Technology Books,c2005 9781597490207
Subject Computer networks -- Security measures.;Computer security.;Open source software
Electronic books
Alt Author Beale, Jay
Ramirez, Gilbert
Rathaus, Noam
Rathaus, Noam
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