[Snort-users] Snort Hardware

Matt Jonkman jonkman at ...4024...
Wed May 27 11:08:58 EDT 2009

I did a performance test on the Endace Ninjabox line a while ago and was
impressed. I'd look closely at those. Reasonable price for what they can
do. Just make sure you understand the technology to best use it and run
a sane ruleset, they'll perform!


Jefferson, Shawn wrote:
> Hi,
> I’m looking into beefing up my snort sensor system, and one of the
> things I’m looking at is a aggregating network tap, to take the four wan
> links I’m currently monitoring and sending that traffic to the snort
> sensor NIC.  I’m concerned that the snort sensor won’t be able to handle
> the traffic (which would be below 1gb/s but still could be quite high
> (up to 400 gb/s) maybe.  I’m in a position to be able to buy new
> hardware, and was wondering what you’d recommend.  I most likely will
> need to buy an HP server.  What about the Endace NICs?  Anyone using
> them with Snort, and what’s your experience been if so ?
> Thanks,
> Shawn
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