Intrusion detection honeypots simplify network security

Low-cost, low-fuss honeypots are highly effective early-warning systems against external attacks and insider threats; KFSensor, HoneyPoint, and Honeyd offer safety, ease, and flexibility

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Honeypots by the features: KFSensor, HoneyPoint, and Honeyd

Product versionKFSensor v.4.7.0 ProfessionalHoneyPoint Security Server 3.00Honeyd 1.5c
Built-in interaction levelLow to intermediateLow, but more can be customizedLow, but more can be customized
Supported host OSWindows onlyWindows, Linux, Mac OS XLinux, BSD, Solaris, Windows (problematic)
Install as service or daemonYesYesYes
Listen on all TCP and UDP portsYesYesYes
Denial of service preventionYesNoNo
Built-in IDS signature capabilitiesYesNoNo
Built-in emulated services   
Network emulationNoNoYes
Emulate OS at network stack levelNoNoYes
Emulate unrelated OSsNoNoYes
Web serverYesYesYes
Simulate open relayYesNoNo
Worm/trojan emulationYesNoNo
Supports external simulation scriptsYesYes, basicYes
Forward probes to external servers/servicesYesNoYes
Store logs to databasesYesYes, local SQLYes
Capture packet-level detailYes, with Winpcap installedNoYes, with libpcap installed
Supports plug-in extensionsNoYesYes
Alert types   
Displayed locallyYes, plus status bar and audioYes, in consoleYes, in console
EmailYesYesNot built-in, but can be done
Email throttlingYesYesNot built-in, but can be done
Windows Event logsYesYesNo
Central consoleYesYesNot built-in, but can be done
External programsYesNoNot built-in, but can be done
Logs exportableYesYesNot built-in, but can be done
Severity/criticality ratings allowedYesYesYes
Built-in reportsNoYesNo
Reports customizableN/AYes, using third-party SQL report toolsN/A
PricingKFSensor pricing starts at $199 for the Standard Edition and $599 for the Professional Edition; volume discounts availableHoneyPoint Security Server is licensed per sensor, includes one console; starter packages begin at $4,995 for 10 sensorsFree open source under the GNU General Public License

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