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Improving Snort performance with Barnyard

May 23, 2007, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Turnbull)

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"As with any IDS, performance and accuracy are key. Improvements in accuracy result in reduced false positives and more focus on actual threats. Performance improvements result in processing those threats and receiving alerts on them in a timely manner. In this tip, we're not going to focus on configuring Snort to be more accurate, but rather tuning Snort to work faster and in a more efficient manner with a third-party application, Barnyard."

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