Installing OSSEC on Centos 5.7

OSSEC is an open source host-based IDS that performs log analysis, and is able to correlate and analyse logs for a number of Linux (and Windows, but that is outside the scope of this blog post) servers. The software architecture of OSSEC and the use of agents, lends OSSEC to flexible deployment and management <span class=“Apple-style-span” style=“font-size: xx-small;“>[1]. Set-up the Atomic repository that already has the appropriate OSSEC packages and install them would be the easiest way.

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