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HenWen is a network security package for Mac OS X that makes it easy to configure and run Snort, a free Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS). HenWen's goal is to simplify setting up and maintaining software that will scan network traffic for undesirable traffic a firewall may not block. Everything you need to have is bundled in; there is no compiling or command line use necessary.

A NIDS has a number of practical uses on a network. For people that use Mac OS X Server or otherwise provide network services with their Macs, a NIDS will inform the administrator that someone from a specific place on the network is trying to scan the server more...

What's New

Version 2.1.2:
  • Restored compatibility with Mac OS X 10.2.x.
  • Fixed a problem which made it impossible to edit variables and rules under Mac OS X 10.4.x.
  • The "Launch Snort as a startup item" menu item works again under Mac OS X 10.4.x.


Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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Downloads 19,367
Version Downloads 7,772
License Free
Date 20 Jun 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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