[Snort-users] Software from SourceFire is free?

Jason Brvenik jasonb at ...1935...
Fri Aug 12 11:49:01 EDT 2005

Sourcefire is the company that develops, maintains, and releases Snort. 
We accept patches against Snort and coordinate the integration of those 
patches where appropriate.

Sourcefire Intrusion appliances also use the Snort detection engine that 
  we make available as an open source tool through http://www.snort.org 
- Sourcefire appliances and the related software other than Snort are 
not freely available and are sold as a commercial product.

Sourcefire also maintains the Official Rules for Snort through our VRT 
and makes the most recent rules available to Sourcefire Customers and 
Snort.org subscribers immediately and 5 days later for free to the 
registered Snort.org community.

Hope this clears it up.


Gutemberg A. Vieira wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have another one! I did not find any software related to the appliances sold
> by SourceFire. It is just a doubt, I do not want a flamewar! :) Their software
> is proprietary, right?
> []s
> Guto
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