Snort 2.9.2 has been released

December 14, 2011

Snort this! In case you don't know what Snort is, it's an open source Intrusion detection/prevention system. (IDS/IPS) If you don't know what that means, it's a piece of software that can be used to monitor network traffic coming into your network to detect and block potentially harmful traffic. Think of it as a firewall on steroids. It doesn't just blindly allow a "type" of traffic and block the rest, it can actually inspect the contents of the traffic to block potentially dangerous content packaged to look like normal safe data transfer.

If your off-the-shelf firewall from your local computer store were a kids matchbox car, Snort would be the $300,000 presidential limo. Only it's open source so the price tag is a lot nicer to look at.

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Attached Link: Blog: Snort 2.9.2 has been released!
Snort 2.9.2 has been released! Following up to our Release Candidate back on November 28th, we are happy to announce that Snort 2.9.2 has now been released! Available for download here: http://www.sno…

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