Tuesday, January 19, 2021

How to Monitor OpenVPN Connections using openvpn-monitor tool

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In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to monitor OpenVPN connections using openvpn-monitor tool. This tutorial focuses on monitoring OpenVPN connections established using the OpenVPN Community Edition. OpenVPN CE provides a de-facto standard for creating a secure VPN connections over the internet using a custom security protocol that utilizes SSL/TLS. While scouring the Internet for the tools that...

Install and Setup NetData on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to install and setup NetData on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04. NetData is a free and open source, distributed, real-time performance and health monitoring tool for systems and applications. NetData can be installed as an agent on systems/containers/applications so as to collect in real time, the system/container/application metrics and displays them on an interactive web interface....

Install and Setup AWStats Log Analyzer on CentOS 8

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Welcome to our tutorial on how to install and setup AWStats Log Analyzer on CentOS 8. AWStats is an acronym for Advanced Web Statistics and "is a free powerful and featureful tool that generates advanced web, streaming, ftp or mail server statistics, graphically. This log analyzer works as a CGI or from command line and shows you all possible information your log contains,...

Install and Configure Tripwire Security Monitoring tool on CentOS 8

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to install and configure Tripwire security monitoring tool on CentOS 8. Tripwire is available is as an open source and commercial version. In this setup, we will learning how to install and setup the open source version of Tripwire. So, What is Tripwire? It is one of the leading Host-based Intrusion Detection tools....

Deploy a Single Node Elastic Stack Cluster on Docker Containers

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In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to deploy a single node Elastic Stack cluster on Docker containers. Elastic Stack, the next evolution of the famous ELK stack is a group of open source software projects: Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana and Beats. Elasticsearch is a search and analytics engine, Logstash is a server‑side data processing pipeline that...

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 Wazuh agents...

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, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Solaris and...

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 files or locations that you specify, collects 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 and sends them to InfluxDB.InfluxDB: It...

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 sensors.InfluxDB is an open-source time series database and provides datastore for...