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Enterprise IT Planet: AntiOnline Security Spotlight: IDS with an Open Source Twist

Jan 17, 2004, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"Snort is intrusion detection system (IDS) software that is gaining its share of fans among the open source crowd. As with all open source projects of note, Snort also has an active community that continually extend this 'little piggy's' capabilities as well as helping admins make the most of its features.

"This week we spotlight a series of tutorials that introduce security-minded admins to the many benefits of Snort. Of course, protecting IP networks requires more than a simple software install. A certain amount of tuning or tweaking is always required to get the most of any security app.

"Prepare to learn how a little open source can go a long way towards a secure network..."

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