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In the era of digital revolution, a huge amount of data is being generated from different networks on a daily basis. Security of this data is of utmost importance. Intrusion Detection Systems are found to be one the best solutions towards detecting intrusions. Network Intrusion Detection Systems are employed as a defence system to secure networks. Various techniques for the effective development of these defence systems have been proposed in the literature. However, the research on the development of datasets used for training and testing purpose of such defence systems is equally concerned. Better datasets improve the online and offline intrusion detection capability of detection model. Benchmark datasets like KDD 99 and NSL-KDD cup 99 obsolete and do not contain network traces of modern attacks like Denial of Service, hence are unsuitable for the evaluation purpose. In this work, a detailed analysis of CIDDS-001 dataset has been done and presented. We have used different well-known machine learning techniques for analysing the complexity of the dataset. Eminent evaluation metrics including Detection Rate, Accuracy, False Positive Rate, Kappa statistics, Root mean squared error have been used to show the performance of employed machine learning techniques.