Process and Visualize ModSecurity Logs on ELK Stack

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to process and visualize ModSecurity Logs on ELK Stack. ModSecurity is an open source, cross-platform web application firewall (WAF) module developed by Trustwave’s SpiderLabs. Known as the “Swiss Army Knife” of WAFs, it enables web application defenders to gain visibility into HTTP(S) traffic and provides a power rules language and API to...

Install and Setup Wazuh Server in CentOS 8/Fedora 32

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to install and setup Wazuh server in CentOS 8/Fedora 32. Wazuh is an open-source tool for visibility, security detection, and compliance. It is a fork of OSSEC HIDS with additional integration with ELK stack and OpenSCAP. The Wazuh stack consists of the Wazuh server (manager), the ELK stack, and the...

Install OSSEC HIDS Agent on Ubuntu 20.04

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This tutorial will guide you on how to install OSSEC HIDS agent on Ubuntu 20.04 system from the source tarball.  OSSEC is an Open Source Host based Intrusion Detection System that performs log analysis, integrity checking, Windows registry monitoring, rootkit detection, real-time alerting and active response. It runs across multiple platforms including Linux, OpenBSD,...

Install and Configure Filebeat on CentOS 8

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In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to install and configure Filebeat on CentOS 8. Filebeat is one of the Elastic Stack beats, the data shippers for Elasticsearch. Filebeat is a lightweight shipper for forwarding and centralizing log data. Installed as an agent on your servers, Filebeat monitors the log...

Monitor System Metrics with TICK Stack on Ubuntu 20.04

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In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to monitor system metrics with TICK stack on Ubuntu 20.04. TICK stack is an acronym for a collection of opensource tools including Telegraf, InfluxDB, Chronograf and Kapacitor. Each of these tools offers different functionality: Telegraf: It is a metrics collection agent. It collects system metrics...

Install and Setup TIG Stack on Ubuntu 20.04

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In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to install and setup TIG Stack on Ubuntu 20.04. TIG stack is a group of powerful open-source monitoring tools, Telegraf, InfluxDB and Grafana where; Telegraf is an open-source server agent for collecting and sending metrics and events from databases, systems, and IoT...

Install and Setup Prometheus on Ubuntu 20.04

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In this guide, we are going to learn how to install Prometheus on Ubuntu 20.04. Prometheus is an open-source systems and service monitoring system. It collects metrics from configured targets via HTTP calls at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some conditions are met. Some of the main features...

Install ELK Stack on Ubuntu 20.04

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Welcome to our guide on how to install ELK Stack on Ubuntu 20.04. ELK, currently known as Elastic Stack, is the acronym for open source projects comprising; Elasticsearch: a search and analytics engineKibana: a data visualization and dash-boarding tool that enables you to analyze data stored on Elasticsearch.Logstash: a...

Install Icinga 2 and Icinga Web 2 on Ubuntu 20.04

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In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to install Icinga 2 and Icinga Web 2 on Ubuntu 20.04. Icinga 2 is a scalable and extensible opensource monitoring solution that checks the availability of various network resources including host metrics such as system uptime, load, memory, disk free space, running processes, network services such as HTTP,...

Install and Setup Nagios Core on Ubuntu 20.04

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Nagios, now known as, Nagios Core, is an enterprise-class Open Source IT monitoring, network monitoring, server and applications monitoring solution. In this guide, we will provide a step-by-step tutorial on how to install and setup Nagios Core on Ubuntu 20.04 Some of the Nagios' features include: Monitoring of network services (via...