[Snort-users] Cisco Sourcefire

Ayodele Okeowo aymacro at ...11827...
Tue Jul 23 14:17:09 EDT 2013


good questions my friend. good ones.

Ayo


On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 1:53 PM, Y M <snort at ...15979...> wrote:

>
>
> > Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:22:47 -0400
> > From: wkitty42 at ...14940...
> > To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
> > Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Cisco Sourcefire
>
> >
> > On 7/23/2013 12:02, Y M wrote:
> > > What happens also to rules release, community contributions, Barnyard,
> PulledPork?
> >
> > unless i'm mistaken, barnyard and pulledpork are independent projects
> and will
> > not be effected by this...
> >
>
> Yes, that's my understanding too, but that's also what makes me wonder. I
> believe/hope as long as the open-source Snort project is maintained then
> they will be maintained too. The question is how this will affect Snort
> deployments as well as the current commercial offerings and their inner
> workings. Cisco's gear is no cheap, specially their current IPS offerings
> and how this will affect management/purchasing decisions.
>
> A sample scenario would be a company that maintained an open-source
> deployment of Snort for a couple of years and was in the process of
> purchasing Sourcefire's commercial appliances. How would this affect the
> decision technically and financial given the steep cost of Cisco's gear.
>
> On the bright side, I can see the benefits of integrating Snort into, say
> Cisco's ASAs. In that case you will be working with something familiar and
> will have confidence, if management decides to go with Cisco IPS after the
> integration is done. Still, there will be a learning curve though.
>
> Another thing is the Snort (SnortCP) and Sourcefire certifications and
> certification holders. Are these certifications deprecated already?
>
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