[Snort-devel] Regarding the performance of snort for high-speed network

Jason security at ...1585...
Wed Mar 5 20:55:36 EST 2008




Jerry Zhang wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> What is the performance of Snort for the high-speed network? How well it can
> achieve? 500M bps? 1G bps? or 10G bps? 

configured properly it is perfectly capable as is evidenced @ 
http://www.sourcefire.com/products/3D/ips - 5M to 10G

> (Suppose that we use all the
> signatures provided in the files of rules, and it just runs in the usual
> server without any special hardware support)

I would say good luck getting past 100M


> 
> Thanks
> 
> Jerry
> 
> 
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