Abstract: This paper introduces Honeypot, a new technology for Network Security. The paper deals with the basic aspects of Honeypots, their use in modern computer networks and their implementation in educational environments. It explains the different types i.e Production honeypot, Research honeypot, low level interaction honeypot, medium level interaction honeypot, high level interaction honeypot and functions of honeypots. The advantages & disadvantages related to honeypot are discussed further. Probable future work in the area of honeypot is discussed which includes enhancement in framework of honeypot.

Keywords: Honeypot, Honeynet, Honeyd, IDS (Intrusion detection system), Network security.