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LinuxInsider: A Modest Player in Open Source

Dec 10, 2004, 17:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alex Salkever)

"Martin Roesch was already an open-source legend before his software became the industry standard for network-intrusion detection.

"In 1998, as a weekend exercise, he authored an open-source program called Snort, designed to examine data traffic coursing over a network and sound an alarm if hackers are trying to break in. Snort quickly became popular among computer-security geeks..."

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