Third Brigade has acquired OSSEC, an open source, host-based intrusion detection system. The OSSEC project produces a multi-platform, scalable, host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS) which provides security controls including log analysis, integrity checking, real-time alerting and active response. In addition to continuing to deliver these capabilities through the free OSSEC open source project, this functionality will also be incorporated in future Third Brigade products.
The OSSEC community has active users in 40 countries. In the U.S. the community includes two of the largest commercial banks, three of the top five financial data services companies, the top three entertainment companies, the top six aerospace and defense firms and more than 150 universities and colleges. This is further validation of the importance of host intrusion defense in mission critical environments.
Under the terms of the transaction, Third Brigade has acquired the OSSEC project and related trademarks, as well as copyrights held by Daniel Cid, the principal member of the OSSEC project, and the OSSEC.net domain, web site and web site content.