I'm looking for some input on network monitoring and IDS software packages.
I have currently been looking at Nagios and MIDAS (http://midas-nms.sourceforge.net/). I have not tried nagios yet. I have tried MIDAS and it seems like a real nice solution all though you have to setup the MIDAS client on each machine to monitor.
Midas is nice. Personally I'm a bigger fan of just using Nagios for montoring, APAN for historical trending (kind of like larrd for big brother) and Nessus and snort for scanning and IDS, along with the grsecurity patches for linux.
Thanks for the info. I do think MIDAS is coming along very nicely. It was very easy to setup. I started looking into Nagios. But it looked like such a pain to setup and use. I was hoping for a compromise between the 2 applications. But i guess there is none yet.