[Snort-users] Reliability of signatures

Michael Scheidell michael.scheidell at ...8144...
Fri Feb 4 10:36:25 EST 2011

On 2/4/11 10:23 AM, Martin Roesch wrote:
> I like that idea too.  It'd make a lot of sense to integrate it into
> snort.org - in fact there's probably a lot of data about Snort
> detection performance, config options and rule quality we could put up
> there.  Communication favors the defender...
> Marty
(greets marty, long time no hear..)

We have thought of something like this also.
some type of 'CF' (confidence factor), users can enable/disable 
(oinkmaster,pulled pork, snort.conf module) based on CF and company policy.

Example:  any rule with a CF of 100 (10?) how granular do you want to 
get?) would mean that 100% of the time, this rule does NOT FP!

if an inline/block/drop/ (fwsam) rule, it would always block, if in 
detection mode, always alert.

CF rule of 1 (1%) would almost NEVER block;/alert.

you could have different policies for block, alert.

say, maybe, block on everything with a CF of >90%, alert on anything 
with a CF > 50%.

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