"The creator of Snort, the open-source network-based Intrusion
Detection System (IDS), says the software is up for an
"IDS has failed to impress the market, Martin Roesch told
delegates at the AusCERT computer security conference in
Queensland. The inability of many to 'tune' an IDS--minimising the
number of false alarms triggered by the monitoring devices--has
been a major draw-back for the widespread acceptance of the
technology, he said..."