Cowrie is described as 'medium interaction SSH and Telnet honeypot designed to log brute force attacks and the shell interaction performed by the attacker. Cowrie also functions as an SSH and telnet proxy to observe attacker behavior to another system'. There are five alternatives to Cowrie for Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, SaaS, Online / Web-based and Windows. The best alternative is Thinkst Canary. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Aves Netsec or Kippo. Other great apps like Cowrie are Labyrinth Deception Platform (Paid) and Attivo Networks (Paid).
Order, configure and deploy your Canaries throughout your network. (These can be hardware, virtual or cloud-based birds!) Make one a Windows file server, another a router, throw in a few Linux webservers while you're at it.
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