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

BassPlayer bassplayer at ...549...
Thu Oct 6 19:41:10 EDT 2005


:)
BP
Jennifer Steffens wrote:
> 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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