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This book proposes to show the added value of OLAP techniques for IDS event analysis. It will discuss the currently available tools that are used together with the IDS Snort to build a strong security system. This will help the reader to understand what an IDS is and what tools can help in analyzing IDS events. The book will also cover the topic of OLAP and the features that are important when developing an OLAP based analysis system. Finally, the book will show the reader how to build a cube with open source tools. The steps taken to install Snort are discussed including the interconnection with programs such as MySQL for the collection of alerts . It explains some of the most interesting possibilities for analyzing data and evaluates the most popular open source reporting tools for Snort. To conclude it will show the result of building a cube with Mondrian and the possibilities for analyzing the data with a web-based front end using JPivot.