[Snort-sigs] Check Point Software Technologies to Acquire Sourcefire

Jennifer Steffens jennifer.steffens at ...435...
Thu Oct 6 19:38:42 EDT 2005


Registration will still be free.

-J

BassPlayer wrote:
> Thanks for the clearing that up, again ;). One more question. Are there
> any plans to change the requirements for registration i.e. pay money or
> will registration still be free.
> BP
> 
> Jennifer Steffens wrote:
> 
>>That is a great question and I am glad you asked. Rules will continue to
>>be distributed in the same fashion as before. To clarify, since there
>>still seems to be confusion, there are two types of rules available on
>>snort.org - VRT Certified and Community. VRT Certified rules are
>>distributed as follows:
>>* Subscribers receive rulesets in real-time as they are released
>>* Registered users receive rulesets after a 5 day delay
>>* Unregistered users receive access to the latest ruleset at the time of
>>each Snort point release (2.4, 2.5, etc).
>>
>>These rules are always distributed under the VRT Certified Rules
>>License, regardless of the timing of the release. The Community ruleset
>>is distributed under the GPL and is freely available to all users.
>>
>>Hope this clears things up.
>>
>>Cheers,
>>Jennifer
>>
>>Eric J. Bowser wrote:
>>
>>>What does this mean for rules?
>>>
>>>Will a GPL'd rulebase still be available with each point release of the
>>>snort engine?
>>>
>>>~Eric
>>>
>>>On Thu, 2005-10-06 at 07:32 -0400, Jennifer Steffens wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>Hi Everyone,
>>>>
>>>>We are very excited to announce that Check Point has signed an agreement
>>>>to acquire Sourcefire. We understand that this announcement affects not
>>>>only Sourcefire but the community as well. We want to be sure to put
>>>>everyone's mind at ease that Snort is now and will continue to be free
>>>>to end-users.  We will continue to develop and distribute the Snort
>>>>engine under the GPL, improve and document the program to stay on the
>>>>cutting edge and expand the snort.org web site.  The community
>>>>continues, as always, to be important to us as a group of people who use
>>>>the code pervasively throughout the entire Internet, report on problems
>>>>and make suggestions and contributions to the project.  Check Point is
>>>>very excited about continuing Sourcefire’s involvement with the open
>>>>source community!
>>>>
>>>>Read a message from Marty Roesch, Snort creator, to the community at
>>>>http://www.snort.org/about_snort/msg_from_marty/mr_100605.html.
>>>>
>>>>Regards,
>>>>Jennifer
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>--
>>>>Jennifer Steffens
>>>>Director, Product Management - Snort
>>>>Sourcefire, Inc
>>>>
>>>>
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