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SOME COMMERCIAL HONEYPOTS 1. BACK OFFICER FRIENDLY BY NFR : This product is designed to emulate a back officer server. BOF (as it is commonly called) is a very simple but highly useful honeypot developed by Marcus Ranum and crew at NFR. It is an excellent example of low interaction honeypot. 2. TRIPWIRE BY TRIPWIRE : This product is for use on NT and UNIX machines and is designed to compare binaries, and inform the service operator, which has been altered. This helps to protect machines from hackers and is an excellent way to determine if a system has been compromised. 3. SPECTER : Specter is a commercial product and low interaction production honeypot. It is similar to BOF, but it can emulate a far greater range of services and a wide variety of operating systems. Similar to BOF, it is easy to implement and has low risk. Specter works by installing on a Windows system. The risk is reduced as there is no real operating system for the attacker to interact with. Specters value lies in the detection. As a honeypot, it reduces both false positives and false negatives, simplifying the detection process, supporting a variety of altering and logging mechanisms. One of the unique features of specter is that it also allows for information gathering, or the automated ability to gather more information about the attacker. 4. MANTRAP : Mantrap is a commercial honeypot. Instead of emulating services, Mantrap creates up to four sub- systems, often called ‘jails’. These ‘jails’ are logically discrete operating systems separated from a mater operating system. Security administrators can modify these jails just as they normally would with any other operating system, to include installing applications of their choice, such as Oracle database or Apache web server, thus making the honeypot operating system far more flexible. The attacker has a full operating system to interact with, and a variety of applications to attack. Currently, Mantrap only exists on Solaris operating system. ADVANTAGES Small Data Sets: Honeypots only collect data when someone or something is interacting with them. Organizations that may log thousands of alerts a day with traditional technologies will only log a hundred alerts with honeypots. This makes the data honeypots collect much higher value, easier to manage and simpler to analyze. Reduced False Positives : One of the greatest challenges with most detection technologies is the generation of false positives or false alerts. It’s similar to the story of the ‘boy who cried wolf’. The larger t he probability that a security technology produces a false positive the less likely the technology will be deployed. Honeypots dramatically reduce false positives. Any activity with honeypots is by definition unauthorized, making it extremely efficient at detecting attacks.
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