Snort License for pfSense

Official Snort Business Ruleset

Oinkcode for pfSense - Snort business rule subscription also known as “Snort VRT paid business subscription”

Same rules developed for the Cisco Next-Generation IPS (NGIPS) customers

Ruleset immediately available upon release – 30 days faster than Snort registered-only users

Coverage in advance of exploit

Priority response for false positives and rules

For use in businesses, non-profit organizations, colleges and universities, government agencies, consultancies, etc.

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Cisco Snort on pfSense

£249 for one sensor, one-year business subscription.

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Snort on pfSense

Snort Official Integrator

The power of the world’s leading open source network Intrusion Detection System on the world’s most trusted open source firewall: Snort on pfSense.

We are a Snort Official Integrator and a Netgate Premier Partner offering the complete solution for Snort on pfSense.

About Snort

Snort is the world’s foremost Open Source network IDS/IPS (Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention System). It perform a real-time traffic analysis and uses a series of rules to identify malicious network activity. When running on pfSense firewalls, Snort can be configured to simply log such events or to both log and block malicious network activity.

Why is Snort #1 in the industry?

For a start, Snort, under the guise of Cisco, has consistently been in the upper right-hand corner of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for IPS for many years.  Fundamentally, Snort is the #1 IPS in the world because it is the most widely deployed, with over 4 million downloads open-source variant alone. That doesn’t even take into account the variants running on Cisco FirePower Firewalls, Cisco ASA with FirePower services firewalls, and Cisco Meraki MX security appliances.

Configuring Snort in pfSense

Full document

Your worldwide security teams!

The open source nature of Snort’s development provides the following benefits:

  • Rapid responseCisco Talos is constantly (24x7x365) updating the rulesets that Snort uses, meaning organizations that leverage Snort are quickly protected from emerging threats.
  • Greater accuracy – The rulesets running on Snort are reviewed, tested, and improved upon by the community of users, which means organizations using Snort are leveraging the knowledge of security teams worldwide.
  • High adaptability – The open source nature of Snort means that companies and organizations can build the power of Snort directly into their own applications.


In its own words, Cisco Talos is the industry-leading threat intelligence group fighting the good fight!  They are a team of exceptionally talented women and men who peer into the dark corners of the internet to protect your organization’s people, infrastructure and data.  Their researchers, data scientists and engineers deliver protection against attacks and malware that underpins the entire Cisco security ecosystem and others.

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