Saturday, September 26, 2020

Configure Nagios Availability Monitoring on AlienVault USM/OSSIM

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In this guide, we are going to learn how to configure Nagios Availability Monitoring on AlienVault USM/OSSIM. We will cover how to configure host as well as service availability monitoring. Host monitoring reports whether an asset is up or down while Services monitoring discovers services on an asset and monitors their availability. AlienVault uses Nagios by default for host availability...

How to Install and Configure NSClient++ Nagios Agent on Windows System

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NSClient++ is a monitoring agent/daemon for Windows systems that makes it easier to collect performance metrics by Nagios. In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to install and configure NSClient++ nagios monitoring agent for Windows systems. Follow through the following steps to install NSClient++. Download NSClient Agent Download the latest version of NSClient from here. Agent Installation Once the download is done,...

How to Install Nagios NRPE Agent on RHEL/CentOS/Oracle Linux

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Nagios Remote Plugin Executor (NRPE) is used to remotely execute Nagios plugins on Linux/Unix machines. This makes it easy to monitor remote machine metrics such as disk usage, CPU load, number of running processes, logged in users etc. In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to install and configure NRPE from source for use with Nagios Server. You...

Top 10 Colleges with Cyber Security Programs

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Choosing a university is important for every student. The rapid changes and innovation in the cybersecurity field serve to make this decision process much more difficult especially for students who want to pursue security courses. Fortunately, most universities around the world are offering degree programs. And this has allowed students to participate in research...

Install and Setup Squid Proxy on Ubuntu 20.04

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In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to install and setup Squid Proxy on Ubuntu 20.04. Squid is a full-featured web proxy cache application which provides proxy and cache services for HTTP, FTP, SSL requests and DNS lookups. It also performs transparent caching that reduces bandwidth and improves response time by caching and...

How to Configure NTP Server on pfSense

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to configure NTP server on pfSense. pfSense software is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD specifically tailored for use as a firewall and router that is entirely managed via web interface. In addition to being a powerful, flexible firewalling and routing platform, it includes a long list of...

How to Install and Setup OpenVAS 9 Vulnerability Scanner on Ubuntu 18.04

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Hello there. In this guide, we will be learning about how to install and setup OpenVAS 9 Vulnerability Scanner on Ubuntu 18.04. OpenVAS is the world's most advanced Open Source vulnerability scanner and manager. It is a software framework of several services and tools offering a comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution. It executes the actual Network...

Monitor Linux Hosts using Nagios check_by_ssh Plugin

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Welcome to our tutorial on how to monitor Linux Hosts using Nagios check_by_ssh plugin. This enables Nagios Server to monitor system metrics and services on remote Linux server using SSH. We have covered various guides on Nagios Monitoring in our previous articles; Nagios SNMP Monitoring of Linux Hosts on AlienVault USM/OSSIM How to Install Nagios Plugins and NRPE agents...

How to Install IBM QRadar CE v7.3.1 on VirtualBox

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In this guide, we are going to learn how to install IBM QRadar CE v7.3.1 on VirtualBox. The QRadar Community Edition v7.3.1 is the latest release that comes with new and improved features such as; Support for IBM Security X-Force Threat Intelligence which provides IP reputation data for users Password policy updates Updated user interface New Event Collection service...

How to Install OSSEC Agent on Mac OS

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In this guide, we are going to learn how to install OSSEC agent on Mac OS X. We have covered similar setups in our other guides. You can check them by following the links below; How to Install OSSEC Agent on Solaris 11.4 How to Install and Setup OSSEC agent on Ubuntu 18.04/CentOS 7 How to Install and Setup AlienVault HIDS Agent...