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