"Martin Roesch is one of the most successful entrepreneurs ever
to build a company based on open source software. Roesch is the
author of Snort, which he claims is the 'most-widely deployed'
intrusion detection software in the world, and the founder of
Sourcefire, a network security services provider that uses Snort as
the centerpiece of its operations. Last week, the Tech Council of
Maryland named Roesch its Commercial IT Executive of the Year.
"Roesch says he knew he had created a winning solution when he
first released Snort, and wondered how he could translate success
in the open source community into commercial business
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