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Pulled Pork – Suricata & Snort Rule Management

Pulled Pork is a PERL based tool for Suricata and Snort rule management – it can determine your version of Snort and automatically download the latest rules for you. The name was chosen because simply speaking, it Pulls the rules. Using a regular crontab you can keep your Snort or Suricata rules up to date […]

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Snort – Free Network Intrusion Detection & Prevention System

Snort is an open-source, lightweight, free network intrusion detection system (NIDS) software for Linux and Windows to detect emerging threats. It’s capable of of performing real-time traffic analysis and packet logging on IP networks. It can perform protocol analysis, content searching/matching, and can be used to detect a variety of attacks and probes, such as […]

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Smooth-Sec – IDS/IPS (Intrusion Detection/Prevention System) In A Box

We haven’t written about Smooth-Sec for a while since we first heard about it at v1 in March 2011. For those who are not familiar, Smooth-Sec is a fully-ready IDS & IPS (Intrusion Detection & Prevention System) Linux distribution based on Debian 7 (wheezy), available for 32 and 64 bit architecture. The distribution includes the […]

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pytbull – Intrusion Detection/Prevention System (IDS/IPS) Testing Framework

pytbull is an Intrusion Detection/Prevention System (IDS/IPS) Testing Framework for Snort, Suricata and any IDS/IPS that generates an alert file. It can be used to test the detection and blocking capabilities of an IDS/IPS, to compare IDS/IPS, to compare configuration modifications and to check/validate configurations. The framework is shipped with about 300 tests grouped in […]

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Sguil – Intuitive GUI for Network Security Monitoring with Snort

Sguil (pronounced sgweel) is probably best described as an aggregation system for network security monitoring tools. It ties your IDS alerts into a database of TCP/IP sessions, full content packet logs and other information. When you’ve identified an alert that needs more investigation, the sguil client provides you with seamless access to the data you […]

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Impressive Open Source Intrusion Prevention – HLBR

It’s good to see work on open source tools in the countermeasure department aswell as the attack and penetration arena. It’s a shame since Snort and Nessus have gone semi-commercial. I hope more people invest their time in good IDS, Firewall and IPS systems, I love things like IPCop and hope to see more products […]

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BASE 1.2.6 Released (Basic Analysis & Security Engine)

We are happy to announce that the 1.2.6 (christine) release of the Basic Analysis and Security Engine (BASE) is available. BASE is the Basic Analysis and Security Engine. It is based on the code from the Analysis Console for Intrusion Databases (ACID) project. This application provides a web front-end to query and analyze the alerts […]

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US Investigates Snort Sale as a Security Risk

Basically the Americans are saying a lot of their sensitive govermental organisations are using Snort and they don’t want the software to be controlled by an Israeli company, they see it as a threat. The same Bush administration review panel that approved a ports deal involving the United Arab Emirates has notified a leading Israeli […]

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