[Snort-users] reputation

Austad, Jay austad at ...432...
Mon Nov 20 17:52:47 EST 2000


Maybe a survey where we put in how many sensors we are using and the size of
our organization without divulging the name.  Put a "Fortune 500" checkbox
on it too.

Jay

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Hutchins [mailto:Steve.Hutchins at ...277...]
> Sent: Monday, November 20, 2000 2:13 PM
> To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: RE: [Snort-users] reputation
> 
> 
> I definitely agree.
> 
> Having experience of NFR, ISS and Snort, I recommend Snort to 
> customers I
> consult to in preference to other products. But customers 
> like Banks and
> Government are still hard to convince when it comes to 
> recommending open
> source rather then commercial products (same old story).
> Any references in these (or other) sectors would make it 
> easier for me.
> 
> Steve
> ---------------------------------------------
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dr SuSE [mailto:drsuse at ...748...]
> Sent: Monday, 20 November 2000 7:26 
> To: Jev
> Cc: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: Re: [Snort-users] reputation
> 
> 
> Hmm, I heard that Deutches Banc or whatever it's called.  
> Anyway, some big
> German bank uses SuSE Linux.  Just tell these guys that the 
> German banks
> owe their success to opensource solutions.
> 
> When I worked for a particular U.S. government agency and wanted get
> approval to use "Big Brother" I first did some research to 
> find what other
> companies and agencies are using Big Brother.  I then gave 
> the list to my
> manager and as a result Big Brother won approval.
> 
> I think it would be cool if we created a list of companies and
> institutions that use Snort, it might help some of us in the 
> future as far
> as obtaining approval for Snort related projects.
> I'll start the list with:
> drsuse.org
> 
> Dr SuSE
> 
> "Microsoft ist nicht installiert"
> 
> On Mon, 20 Nov 2000, Jev wrote:
> 
> > 
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I was recently in a meeting with one of the big 5 European 
> banks, they
> > wanted an overview of the security systems we have in place on some
> > co-lo machines, I went through writing this up on a white board and
> > talked about all the different bit's n' bobs etc. Came to IDS and I
> > explained that we used Snort, the quiet guy said nothing 
> and the other
> > guy hadn't heard of it.
> > 
> > Im wondering what others experiences are when talking about IDS's to
> > large organisations, do they scoff at you because you are using
> > something that didn't cost a couple K? or do they accept 
> it? What is the
> > perception of snort to management that have a role in IS 
> but doesn't know
> a
> > whole lot about the tech?
> > 
> > Ohh yeah, btw I think snort rocks and it works great for me, if it
> > didn't we would have gone for a expensive commercial beastie :)
> > 
> > Kind Regards,
> > -Jev
> > 
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