Manage a Sensor Network
Use SnortCenter’s easy-to-use web interface to manage your NIDS sensors.
Managing an IDS sensor and keeping
track of the alerts it generates can be a daunting task, and even
more so when you’re dealing with multiple sensors.
One way to unify all your IDS management tasks into a single
application is to use
a management system for Snort.
SnortCenter is comprised of a web-based console
and sensor agents that are run on each machine in your NIDS
infrastructure. It lets you unify all of your management and
monitoring duties into one program, which can help you get your work
SnortCenter has its own user
authentication scheme, and supports encrypted communication between
the web-based management console and the individual sensor agents.
This enables you to update multiple sensors with new Snort rules or
create new rules of your own and push them to your sensors securely.
SnortCenter also allows you to start and stop
your sensors remotely through its management interface. To monitor
the alerts from your sensors,
To set up
, you’ll first need to
install the management console on a web server that has both
PHP support and access to
a MySQL database server where
SnortCenter can store its configuration
database. To install the management console, download the
distribution from the download page (http://users.pandora.be/larc/download/) and unpack ...