[Snort-users] Snort Security Platform 3.0 Beta Now Available

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Mon Jun 30 20:43:42 EDT 2008

We’re pleased to introduce the Snort Security Platform (SnortSP) 3.0 
Beta, our first beta release built on the new Snort 3.0 architecture. 
The Snort 3.0 architecture consists of two primary components: a 
software platform called the Snort Security Platform (SnortSP) 3.0, 
which is shipping in beta form in this release, and traffic analysis 
engine modules that plug into SnortSP. This beta test release contains 
one engine module which contains the Snort 2.8.2 detection engine 
implemented as a SnortSP engine module.

SnortSP is an open-source platform for running packet-based network 
security applications. It provides many of the common functions required 
by programs that deal with packet processing such as configuration 
loading, event generation and traffic logging, data acquisition, 
protocol decoding and validation, flow management, and more.

Major features:

* Shell-based user interface with embedded scripting language
* Native IPv6, MPLS and GRE support
* Native support for inline operation
* More subsystem plugin types such as data acquisition modules, decoders 
and traffic analyzers
* Multithreaded execution model
* Performance increases

The purpose of this beta release is to allow people to get exposure to 
the technology and to use the code in real-world environments - and as 
an opportunity to solicit feedback on the design and user experience of 
the new Snort code.

All feedback on the beta should go to sspbeta at ...1935...

Happy Snorting!
The Snort Release Team

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