[Snort-users] Cisco Sourcefire

Michal Purzynski michal at ...16244...
Tue Jul 23 12:00:19 EDT 2013


On 7/23/13 5:46 PM, Peter Bates wrote:
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> Hello all
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> On 23/07/2013 16:28, Giles Coochey wrote:
>> Woah!!!
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>> http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/cisco-announces-agreement-to-acquire-sourcefire-nasdaq-csco-1813520.htm
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>> What for the future or snort?
> I was thinking along the same lines when I saw the announcement.
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> Cisco have a history of swallowing security vendors and the
> products disappearing.
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> Although this is probably not that different from the failed
> acquisition by Checkpoint back in the day?
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> In this particular case I think Cisco are making up for the lack
> of having any innovative security products (particularly IPS).
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> The development of Snort would still be governed by the open source
> licence in use, though, surely?
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Sure, and so is Solaris...




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