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I need recommendation for Intrusion Detection system where it can report and tell you what files has been changed and/or lock it down and prevent changing.  I used Snort a while back and wonder if this is a good product or need any alternatives.
Please advice.
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Well lots of people have probably used snort since it's open source.  You have winsnort also for windows if i'm not mistaking.

You should have a IPS along with the IDS to have a solid security foundation.  The rules you apply in the IDS goes a long way in making it more secure and detailed also.

There are also enterprise class IDS/IPS out there also, but for most snort is good.
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Bystorm product.  Anyone heard of that?
http://www.bystorm.com/products-overview.html

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You are not necessarily looking for an IDS but a Integrity checker. Windows has one built in for Microsoft specific files called sigverif. If you are looking for a comprehensive application I've used 3rd Brigade in the past that installs an agent on each machine you want to monitor. It does anti virus, firewall, HIDS (detect and/or prevent), integrity checking, and log monitoring.
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Interesting idea.  How 'comprehensive' app would be different than sigverif from MS.  Maybe that MS tool would be just enough for me.
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From an integrity checker standpoint, 3rd Brigade will verify any file or folder you define whereas sigverif.exe will only do windows files that have been singed by Microsoft.
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