[Snort-users] Appliances using free software

Eric Hines eric.hines at ...8860...
Thu Aug 11 15:41:11 EDT 2005

Maybe someone from ISS or someone who uses Site Protector here can jump in,
perhaps ISS doesn't support Snort alerts.. but I do know they allow you to
use Snort signatures but was told by an ISS sales rep once upon a time ago
that they can't guarantee the performance anymore when using them. Looking
at the ISS site, I don't see anything on that anymore -- perhaps they killed

Anyone here use it and can say for sure if it supports Snort alerts or not?
I do agree with Paul though, you can not manage Snort from Site Protector.

Best Regards,

Eric Hines, GCIA, CISSP
CEO, President, Chairman
Applied Watch Technologies, LLC
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Enterprise Snort Management at http://www.appliedwatch.com.
Security Information Management for the Open Source Enterprise.

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Schmehl [mailto:pauls at ...6838...] 
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 3:52 PM
To: Jeff Dell; 'Eric Hines'; 'Gutemberg A. Vieira';
snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: RE: [Snort-users] Appliances using free software

--On Thursday, August 11, 2005 16:10:04 -0400 Jeff Dell
<jdell at ...1095...> wrote:

> I thought we were done with the marketing on this list...
>> Unlike Sourcefire, we allow you to use the free, open source version 
>> of Snort instead of requiring our appliance purchase.
> Before you say what a competitor can or can't do in a public forum you 
> should really check to see if it is true.
> From: http://www.sourcefire.com/products/is_agent.html
> The Sourcefire Intrusion Agent allows open source Snort users to do 
> more than just detect intrusions; it enables a single Sourcefire 
> Defense Center to aggregate event information from one or more Snort 
> sensors alongside data from Sourcefire Intrusion Sensors and Sourcefire
RNA sensors.
Well, yeah, but *his* question was, "It is possible to manage snort agents
IDS/IPS using a ISS console?"

The "ISS console" he refers to is Site Protector, and I doubt seriously that
you can manage snort sensors with it.

However, you *might* be able to integrate the *data* from snort sensors into
the Site Protector interface.  I don't know that for certain, so you'd have
to check the docs.

Paul Schmehl (pauls at ...6838...)
Adjunct Information Security Officer
University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member

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